Ducati 500 Sport Desmo

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Ducati 500 Sport Desmo
1978 Ducati 500 Sport Desmo
Manufacturer Ducati
Production 1978
Class Classic
Engine air-cooled, four-stroke, parallel twin cylinder, SOHC, 2 valves per cylinder
Bore / Stroke 78.7mm x 78.7mm
Compression ratio 9.6:1
Transmission Gear box: 5-speed, manual

Final Drive: chain

Clutch: wet multi-disc, manual
Suspension Front: hydraulic telescopic fork
Rear: dual shock absorbers
Brakes Front: dual 260mm discs
Rear: single 260mm disc
Front Tire 3.25-18
Rear Tire 3.50-18
Weight  (dry), 183.0 kg (wet)
Manuals Service Manual
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The Ducati 500 Sport Desmo was a air-cooled, four-stroke, parallel twin cylinder, SOHC, 2 valves per cylinder Classic motorcycle produced by Ducati in 1978.

Engine[edit]

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

Drive[edit]

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

Chassis[edit]

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[edit]

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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-aluminium wheels, a blacked-out, dual exhaust system, analogue instrumentation dials, a small front fender and a steel frame.