Ducati 125 Bronco

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Ducati 125 Bronco
Manufacturer
Production 1960 - 66
Engine
Four stroke, single cylinder, OHV, pushrod
Compression ratio 6.8:1
Top Speed 86 km/h / 53.4 mph
Ignition 6V, 28W, Flywheel magneto
Transmission 4 Speed
Frame Tubular steel, duplex full cradle
Suspension Front: Marzocchi hydraulically damped telescopic fork.
Rear: Non-adjustable twin hydraulic shock swingarm.
Brakes Front: 123 x 25 mm Double shoe drum
Rear: 123 x 25 mm Double shoe drum
Front Tire 2.75 - 16
Rear Tire 2.75 - 16
Wheelbase 1285 mm / 50.6 in
Seat Height 790 mm / 31.1 in
Weight 91 kg / 200 lbs (dry), 103.3 kg / 228 lbs (wet)
Fuel Capacity 13 Liters / 3.4 US gal / 2.9 Imp gal
Manuals Service Manual


It could reach a top speed of 86 km/h / 53.4 mph.

Engine[edit]

The engine was a Air cooled cooled Four stroke, single cylinder, OHV, pushrod. The engine featured a 6.8:1 compression ratio.

Chassis[edit]

It came with a 2.75 - 16 front tire and a 2.75 - 16 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via 123 x 25 mm Double shoe drum in the front and a 123 x 25 mm Double shoe drum in the rear. The front suspension was a Marzocchi hydraulically damped telescopic fork. while the rear was equipped with a Non-adjustable twin hydraulic shock swingarm.. The 125 Bronco was fitted with a 13 Liters / 3.4 US gal / 2.9 Imp gal fuel tank. The bike weighed just 91 kg / 200 lbs. The wheelbase was 1285 mm / 50.6 in long.

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Overview[edit]

Ducati 125

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Back in the late 50’s and the early 60’s, Ducati had the 125 Aurea, considered one of the best push-rod models in the Italian bike maker’s line-up. Carrying a 125 cc OHV single-cylinder engine that produced 6.5 horsepower and mated to a four-speed transmission, the 125 Aurea was capable of hitting a top speed of 53.3 mph. The Ducati 125 Aurea was a Ducati motorcycle made from 1958 to 1962; it was only superficially different from the Bronco of 1960 to 1966.

The process that produced the Aurea, and the Bronco that followed, was a form of motorcycle marketing that was practiced with this marque at the time. Ducati's American importer, Berliner Motor Corporation would fly their US dealers to Italy to view the models in Ducati's lineup, alongside a choice of handlebars, seats, gas tanks and fenders that would fit on that model, and the dealers would pick which components in combination with which bike would most likely sell in the US market. By this process, the 125 cc full-cradle framed 125 TV ended up with the stylish sporty fuel tank of the 125 Sport, a much higher spec model. Two years later, the Aurea would have its low, racing or "drag bar" style handle bars replaced with upright touring handlebars, and have added knobby, off-road tires, producing the 125 Bronco.[

Source

Make Model Ducati 125 Bronco
Year 1960 - 66
Engine Type Four stroke, single cylinder, OHV, pushrod
Displacement 124.4 cc / 7.6 cu in
Bore X Stroke 55.2 × 52 mm
Compression 6.8:1
Cooling System Air cooled
Induction Dell' Orto ME18BS carburetor
Ignition 6V, 28W, Flywheel magneto
Starting Kick
Max Power 4.8 kW / 6.5 hp @ 6500 rpm
Transmission 4 Speed
Final Drive Chain
Gear Ratio 1st 2.69 / 2nd 1.85 / 3rd 1.36 / 4th 1:1
Frame Tubular steel, duplex full cradle
Front Suspension Marzocchi hydraulically damped telescopic fork.
Rear Suspension Non-adjustable twin hydraulic shock swingarm.
Front Brakes 123 x 25 mm Double shoe drum
Rear Brakes 123 x 25 mm Double shoe drum
Front Tire 2.75 - 16
Rear Tire 2.75 - 16
Dimensions Length 1920 mm / 75.68 in Height 910 mm / 35.8 in
Wheelbase 1285 mm / 50.6 in
Seat Height 790 mm / 31.1 in
Dry Weight 91 kg / 200 lbs
Wet Weight 103.3 kg / 228 lbs
Fuel Capacity 13 Liters / 3.4 US gal / 2.9 Imp gal
Top Speed 86 km/h / 53.4 mph

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