Ducati 175 FORMULA 3

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Ducati 175 FORMULA 3
Production 1959
Class Classic
SIngle cylinder, four-stroke, SOHC
Bore / Stroke 61.0mm x 61.0mm
Compression ratio 8.5:1
Horsepower 15.96 HP (11.9 KW) @ 9000RPM
Transmission Gear box: 4-Speed

Final Drive: Chain

Clutch: Wet Multi-plate
Suspension Front: Hydraulic telescopic fork
Rear: Swingarm, dual shocks
Brakes Front: Drum
Rear: Drum
Front Tire 2.50-18
Rear Tire 2.75-18
Manuals Service Manual

The Ducati 175 FORMULA 3 was a SIngle cylinder, four-stroke, SOHC Classic motorcycle produced by Ducati in 1959. Claimed horsepower was 15.96 HP (11.9 KW) @ 9000 RPM.


A 61.0mm bore x 61.0mm stroke result in a displacement of just 174.5 cubic centimeters.


The bike has a 4-Speed transmission. Power was moderated via the Wet Multi-plate.


It came with a 2.50-18 front tire and a 2.75-18 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via Drum in the front and a Drum in the rear. The front suspension was a Hydraulic telescopic fork while the rear was equipped with a Swingarm, dual shocks.

1959 - 1962 Ducati 175 FORMULA 3[edit]

1959 - 1962 Ducati 175 FORMULA 3 1959 - 1962 Ducati 175 FORMULA 3 1959 - 1962 Ducati 175 FORMULA 3

With production of the overhead camshaft singles well underway for 1958 the Formula 3 superseded the Marianna (the Gran Sport's nickname) as a catalogued production racer. The F3 was first offered as a 125 and 175, and from 1960, a 250, and was still largely Marianna based. Almost nothing, however, from the production street bikes was used in the F3.