Ducati 48 SL Cacciatore

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Ducati 48 SL / Cacciatore
Manufacturer
Production 1964 - 68
Class Classic
Engine
Two stroke, single cylinder, piston-port
Compression ratio 9.5:1
Top Speed 40 km/h / 25 mph
Ignition 6V 18W Flywheel magneto
Spark Plug Marelli CW 260N
Transmission Three speed
Frame Tubular steel, double down-tube
Suspension Front: Telescopic fork
Rear: Swingarm, twin shocks
Brakes Front: Drum, 118 mm
Rear: Drum, 118 mm
Weight SL: 58 kg / 128 lbs Cacciatore: 63 kg / 139 lbs (dry),
Fuel Capacity 11.6 L / 3.1 US gal / 2.6 Imp gal
Manuals Service Manual

The Ducati 48 SL / CACCIATORE was a Single cylinder, 2-stroke, piston-port, air-cooled Classic motorcycle produced by Ducati in 1964. Claimed horsepower was 1.34 HP (1.0 KW) @ 4300 RPM. It could reach a top speed of 40 km/h / 25 mph.

Engine[edit]

The engine was a Air cooled cooled Two stroke, single cylinder, piston-port. The engine featured a 9.5:1 compression ratio.

Drive[edit]

Power was moderated via the Wet, multiplate.

Chassis[edit]

Stopping was achieved via Drum, 118 mm in the front and a Drum, 118 mm in the rear. The front suspension was a Telescopic fork while the rear was equipped with a Swingarm, twin shocks. The 48 SL / Cacciatore was fitted with a 11.6 L / 3.1 US gal / 2.6 Imp gal fuel tank. The bike weighed just SL: 58 kg / 128 lbs Cacciatore: 63 kg / 139 lbs.

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Overview[edit]

Introduced in 1964, just for the home market, the 48 SL was a combination of the 48 Sport together with some parts from the 80 Setter (wheels & brakes). The fan-cooled 2-stroke motor was detuned to 1.34hp to comply with the under 1.5hp category, providing a top speed of 40kph. The 48 Sport fan-cooled engine was detuned to pass the 1.5 horsepower limit and placed in a duplex frame with wheels and brakes from the 80 Setter. There was a new 11.6-litre tank, shared with the 90 Cacciatore and 90 Cadet. The Cacciatore was a dual-purpose model, based on the 48 SL, with a hand gear change, universal tires, higher braced handlebar, higher exhaust on the left, solo saddle, rear rack and dual rear sprockets. None of the 48 SL Cacciatores received the upgraded 50-cc engine of the 50 SL from 1966, but American demand for larger capacity models led to the 90 Cacciatore (Mountaineer in the U.S.) only in 1964.


Make Model Ducati 48 SL / Cacciatore
Year 1964 - 68
Engine Type Two stroke, single cylinder, piston-port
Displacement 47.6 cc / 2.9 cu in
Bore X Stroke 38 x 42 mm
Compression 9.5:1
Cooling System Air cooled
Induction Dell'Orto UA15S
Ignition 6V 18W Flywheel magneto
Spark Plug Marelli CW 260N
Starting Kick
Max Power 1.0 kW / 1.3 hp @ 4300 rpm
Clutch Wet, multiplate
Transmission Three speed
Final Drive Chain
Frame Tubular steel, double down-tube
Front Suspension Telescopic fork
Rear Suspension Swingarm, twin shocks
Front Brakes Drum, 118 mm
Rear Brakes Drum, 118 mm
Front Wheel SL: 2.25 x 18 Cacciatore: 2.50 x 18
Rear Wheel SL: 2.50 x 17 Cacciatore: 3.25/3.50 x 18
Fuel Capacity 11.6 L / 3.1 US gal / 2.6 Imp gal
Dry Weight SL: 58 kg / 128 lbs Cacciatore: 63 kg / 139 lbs
Top Speed 40 km/h / 25 mph