Ducati 500 Pantah: history, specs, pictures

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Ducati 500 Pantah
Also called 500 SL Pantah
Production 1978 - 1983
v2, four-stroke
Bore / Stroke 74.0mm x 57.8mm
Top Speed 112 mph (180 km/h)
Horsepower 48.95 HP (36.5 KW) @ 8500RPM
Transmission Gear box: 5-speed
Final Drive: chain
Brakes Front: dual disc
Rear: single disc
Front Tire 100/90-18
Rear Tire 110/90-18
Weight 202.0 kg (wet)
Fuel Capacity 4.76 Gallon (18.00 Liters)
Manuals Service Manual

The Ducati 500 SL Pantah was a v2, four-stroke standard produced by Ducati between 1978 and 1983. It could reach a top speed of 112 mph (180 km/h). Claimed horsepower was 48.95 HP (36.5 KW) @ 8500 RPM.


The engine was a air cooled v2, four-stroke. A 74.0mm bore x 57.8mm stroke result in a displacement of just 497.0 cubic centimeters. Fuel was supplied via a desmodromic valve control.


The bike has a 5-speed transmission.


It came with a 100/90-18 front tire and a 110/90-18 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via dual disc in the front and a single disc in the rear. The 500 SL Pantah was fitted with a 4.76 Gallon (18.00 Liters) fuel tank.