Ducati 500 Sport Desmo
|Ducati 500 Sport 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||183.0 kg (wet)|
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.
1978 Ducati 500 Sport Desmo
The 1977 Ducati 500 Sport Desmo was one of the most sought after sportbikes of its time, and had, at its heart, an air-cooled, four-stroke, 497cc, parallel twin cylinder desmodromic engine mated to a five-speed manual transmission.
Standard features included dual front disc brakes and a single rear unit, a hydraulic telescopic front fork coupled to dual shock absorbers in the rear, a single seat, a small, round headlight, cast-aluminum wheels, a blacked-out, dual exhaust system, analogue instrumentation dials, a small front fender and a steel frame.