Ducati 350 DESMO

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Ducati 350 DESMO
Production 1971
Class Classic
Single cylinder, four-stroke, SOHC
Bore / Stroke 76.2mm x 76.2mm
Compression ratio 10.0:1
Horsepower 24.0 HP (17.9 KW) @ 8500RPM
Transmission Gear box: 5-Speed

Final Drive: Chain

Clutch: Wet Multi-plate
Suspension Front: Hydraulic telescopic fork
Rear: Swingarm, dual shocks
Brakes Front: Drum
Rear: Drum
Front Tire 2.75-18
Rear Tire 3.25-18
Wheelbase 53.5 inches (1359 mm)
Length 78.7 inches (1999 mm)
Width 23.58 inches (599 mm)
Seat Height 28.9 inches (734 mm)
Weight 138.0 kg (wet)
Manuals Service Manual

The Ducati 350 DESMO was a Single cylinder, four-stroke, SOHC Classic motorcycle produced by Ducati in 1971. Claimed horsepower was 24.0 HP (17.9 KW) @ 8500 RPM.


A 76.2mm bore x 76.2mm stroke result in a displacement of just 340.2 cubic centimeters.


The bike has a 5-Speed transmission. Power was moderated via the Wet Multi-plate.


It came with a 2.75-18 front tire and a 3.25-18 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. The wheelbase was 53.5 inches (1359 mm) long.

1971 - 1973 Ducati 350 DESMO[edit]

1971 - 1973 Ducati 350 DESMO 1971 - 1973 Ducati 350 DESMO

The bike was unmistakable with early examples having twin filler caps on the fuel tank and the white-faced Veglia tachometer on the right fork crown. The fuel tank was chrome plated on the sides, with a metal Ducati badge, and the headlight and fenders were chrome plated.