Ducati 500 Desmo
|Ducati 500 Desmo|
air-cooled, four-stroke, parallel twin cylinder, SOHC, 2 valves per cylinder
|Bore / Stroke||78.7mm x 78.7mm|
|Transmission||Gear box: 5-speed, manual
Final Drive: chain
|Suspension||Front: hydraulic telescopic fork
Rear: dual shock absorbers
|Brakes||Front: dual 260mm discs
Rear: single 260mm disc
|Weight||185.0 kg (wet)|
|Fuel Capacity||1.32 Gallon (5.00 Liters)|
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 260mm discs in the front and a single 260mm disc in the rear. The front suspension was a hydraulic telescopic fork while the rear was equipped with a dual shock absorbers. The 500 Desmo was fitted with a 1.32 Gallon (5.00 Liters) fuel tank.
1979 Ducati 500 Desmo
The 1978 Ducati 500 Desmo is a more mild-mannered version of the 500 series, suitable for riders who prefer comfort over raw strength. It comes with a small windscreen, dual front disc brakes and a single rear unit, a hydraulic telescopic front fork coupled to dual shock absorbers in the rear, a dual seat, a small, square headlight, cast-aluminum wheels, a chromed, dual exhaust system, analogue instrumentation dials, a small front fender and a steel frame.
In the engine department, it comes equipped with an air-cooled, four-stroke, 497cc, parallel twin cylinder powerplant paired to a five-speed manual transmission with a chain final drive.