Ducati 500GTL

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Ducati 500GTL
Production 1975 - 1977
Class Classic
air-cooled, four-stroke, parallel twin cylinder, SOHC, 2 valves per cylinder
Bore / Stroke 78.7mm x 78.7mm
Compression ratio 9.8:1
Top Speed 101 mph (162 km/h)
Horsepower 34.2 HP (25.5 KW) @ 6500RPM
Spark Plug NGK B7HS
Battery YUASA Y50N18L-A1
Transmission Gear box: 5-speed, manual

Final Drive: chain

Clutch: wet multi-disc, manual
Final Drive Chain: 530x102
Front Sprocket 13T
Rear Sprocket 38T
Suspension Front: telescopic fork
Rear: dual shock absorbers
Brakes Front: dual 256mm discs
Rear: single 257mm disc
Front Tire 3.25-18
Rear Tire 3.50-18
Weight 196.0 kg (wet)
Fuel Capacity 1.32 Gallon (5.00 Liters)
Manuals Service Manual

The Ducati 500GTL was an air-cooled, four-stroke, parallel twin cylinder, SOHC, 2 valves per cylinder Classic motorcycle produced by Ducati from 1975 to 1977. It could reach a top speed of 101 mph (162 km/h). Claimed horsepower was 34.2 HP (25.5 KW) @ 6500 RPM.


A 78.7mm bore x 78.7mm stroke result in a displacement of just 497.0 cubic centimeters.


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


It came with a 3.25-18 front tire and a 3.50-18 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via dual 256mm discs in the front and a single 257mm disc in the rear. The front suspension was a telescopic fork while the rear was equipped with a dual shock absorbers. The 500GTL was fitted with a 1.32 Gallon (5.00 Liters) fuel tank.

1977 Ducati 500GTL[edit]

1977 Ducati 500GTL 1977 Ducati 500GTL

The 1976 Ducati 500GTL has, at its heart, an air-cooled, four-stroke, 497cc, parallel twin cylinder engine paired to a five-speed manual transmission. It also comes with a chromed, dual exhaust system, laced wheels, a plush, dual saddle, an analogue instrument cluster, wide handlebars, a round headlight, front and rear blinkers, a front telescopic fork coupled to dual shocks as a rear suspension, and a Brembo braking system with dual front discs and a single disc in the rear.