Ducati 55 / 55E / 55R

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Ducati 55 / 55E / 55R
Manufacturer
Production 1955 - 57
Engine
Four stroke, single cylinder, OHV, pushrod
Compression ratio 6.71
Top Speed 48 km/h / 29.8 mph
Ignition 6V, 12W generator
Transmission 2-Speed
Frame Open spine pressed steel frame
Suspension Front: Telescopic fork.
Rear: Non-adjustable twin hydraulic shocks, swingarm
Brakes Front: Drum
Rear: Drum
Front Tire 2.00 - 18 CEAT
Rear Tire 2.00 - 18 CEAT
Wheelbase 1090 mm / 42.9 in
Seat Height 840 mm / 33.1 in
Weight 45 kg / 99 lbs (dry),
Manuals Service Manual


It could reach a top speed of 48 km/h / 29.8 mph.

Engine[edit]

The engine was a Air cooled cooled Four stroke, single cylinder, OHV, pushrod. The engine featured a 6.71 compression ratio.

Chassis[edit]

It came with a 2.00 - 18 CEAT front tire and a 2.00 - 18 CEAT rear tire. Stopping was achieved via Drum in the front and a Drum in the rear. The front suspension was a Telescopic fork. while the rear was equipped with a Non-adjustable twin hydraulic shocks, swingarm. The bike weighed just 45 kg / 99 lbs. The wheelbase was 1090 mm / 42.9 in long.

Photos[edit]

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Overview[edit]

Ducati 55 / 55E / 55R








The M55 was the final Cucciolo to be released in 1954. Whilst still boasting the same 48 cc engine it had an uprated frame with leading link forks - the 55 E had a rear suspension whilst the 55R was rigid. By 1957 the Cucciolo's produciton came to an end but with more than 400 000 procuded over time.

Make Model Ducati 55 / 55E / 55R
Year 1955 - 57
Engine Type Four stroke, single cylinder, OHV, pushrod
Displacement 48 cc / 2.9 cu in
Bore X Stroke 39 x 40 mm
Compression 6.71
Cooling System Air cooled
Induction Weber 14 MFC carburetor
Ignition 6V, 12W generator
Starting Kick
Max Power 1.0 kW / 1.35 hp @ 5500 rpm
Transmission 2-Speed
Final Drive Chain
Frame Open spine pressed steel frame
Front Suspension Telescopic fork.
Rear Suspension Non-adjustable twin hydraulic shocks, swingarm
Front Brakes Drum
Rear Brakes Drum
Front Tire 2.00 - 18 CEAT
Rear Tire 2.00 - 18 CEAT
Dimensions Length: 1700 mm / 66.9 in Height: 1000 mm / 39.4 in
Wheelbase 1090 mm / 42.9 in
Seat Height 840 mm / 33.1 in
Dry Weight 45 kg / 99 lbs
Top Speed 48 km/h / 29.8 mph