Ducati 48

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Ducati 48
Production 1952
Class Classic
4 stroke, pullrod single cylinder, air cooled
Bore / Stroke 38.1mm x 38.1mm
Horsepower 1.48 HP (1.1 KW) @ 5500RPM
Transmission Gear box: 3-Speed

Final Drive: Chain

Clutch: Wet Multi-plate
Suspension Front: Coils
Rear: Rigid, spring loaded saddle
Brakes Front: Drum
Rear: Drum
Front Tire 1.75x24
Rear Tire 1.75x24
Weight 44.0 kg (wet)
Manuals Service Manual

The Ducati 48 was a 4 stroke, pullrod single cylinder, air cooled Classic motorcycle produced by Ducati in 1952. Claimed horsepower was 1.48 HP (1.1 KW) @ 5500 RPM.


A 38.1mm bore x 38.1mm stroke result in a displacement of just 48.0 cubic centimeters.


The bike has a 3-Speed transmission. Power was moderated via the Wet Multi-plate.


It came with a 1.75x24 front tire and a 1.75x24 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via Drum in the front and a Drum in the rear. The front suspension was a Coils while the rear was equipped with a Rigid, spring loaded saddle.

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Ducati 48 was borne in 1952, after the 49 record. It has a pressed steel frame, parallelogram front fork and even a tire pump.