Ducati 450 Mark 3

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Ducati 450 Mark 3
Also called 450 Mark 3D, 450 Mark 3 D
Production 1968 - 1974
Class Classic
single cylinder, four-stroke
Bore / Stroke 86.0mm x 75.0mm
Compression ratio 9.3:1
Top Speed 90 mph (145 km/h)
Horsepower 26.42 HP (19.7 KW) @ 7000RPM
Transmission Gear box: 5-speed

Final Drive: chain

Clutch: wet multi-disc, manual
Suspension Front: hydraulic telescopic fork
Rear: dual shocks
Brakes Front: expanding brake
Rear: expanding brake
Front Tire 3.00-19
Rear Tire 3.50-18
Wheelbase 53.54 inches (1360 mm)
Length 78.74 inches (2000 mm)
Width 23.23 inches (590 mm)
Seat Height 28.94 inches (735 mm)
Weight 297.62 pounds (135.0 Kg) (dry), 139.0 kg (wet)
Fuel Capacity 3.43 Gallon (13.00 Liters)
Manuals Service Manual

The Ducati 450 Mark 3 was a single cylinder, four-stroke Classic motorcycle produced by Ducati between 1968 and 1974. It could reach a top speed of 90 mph (145 km/h). Claimed horsepower was 26.42 HP (19.7 KW) @ 7000 RPM.


The engine was a air cooled single cylinder, four-stroke. A 86.0mm bore x 75.0mm stroke result in a displacement of just 435.0 cubic centimeters. Fuel was supplied via a overhead cams (ohc).


The bike has a 5-speed transmission. Power was moderated via the wet multi-disc, manual.


It came with a 3.00-19 front tire and a 3.50-18 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via expanding brake in the front and a expanding brake in the rear. The front suspension was a hydraulic telescopic fork while the rear was equipped with a dual shocks. The 450 Mark 3 was fitted with a 3.43 Gallon (13.00 Liters) fuel tank. The bike weighed just 297.62 pounds (135.0 Kg). The wheelbase was 53.54 inches (1360 mm) long.

1969 - 1972 Ducati 450 Mark 3[edit]

1969 - 1972 Ducati 450 Mark 3 1969 - 1972 Ducati 450 Mark 3 1969 - 1972 Ducati 450 Mark 3

The 1969 Ducati 450 Mark 3 has, at its heart, an air-cooled, four-stroke, 436cc, single cylinder powerhouse, mated to a five-speed manual transmission. Also, it comes with features such as a hydraulic telescopic front fork, dual shock absorbers in the rear, laced wheels, a chromed exhaust system, a dual seat, a small, round headlight, analogue instrumentation dials, wide handlebars, a steel frame, front and rear drum brakes and a small front fender.