Ducati 860GTE

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Ducati 860GTE
Production 1975
Class Classic
air-cooled, four-stroke, 90-degree V-Twin, SOHC, 2 valves per cylinder
Bore / Stroke 86.4mm x 86.4mm
Compression ratio 9.0:1
Horsepower 65.04 HP (48.5 KW) @ 7200RPM
Torque 53.84 ft/lbs (73.0 Nm) @ 4000RPM
Transmission Gear box: 5-speed, manual
Final Drive: chain
Suspension Front: Ceriani telescopic fork
Rear: Marzocchi dual shock absorbers
Brakes Front: single 280mm disc, 1-piston caliper
Rear: 200mm drum
Front Tire 3.50 H18
Rear Tire 4.00 H18
Seat Height 32.52 inches (826 mm)
Weight 206.0 kg (wet)
Manuals Service Manual

The Ducati 860GTE was a air-cooled, four-stroke, 90-degree V-Twin, SOHC, 2 valves per cylinder Classic motorcycle produced by Ducati in 1975. Max torque was 53.84 ft/lbs (73.0 Nm) @ 4000 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 65.04 HP (48.5 KW) @ 7200 RPM.


A 86.4mm bore x 86.4mm stroke result in a displacement of just 864.0 cubic centimeters.


The bike has a 5-speed, manual transmission.


It came with a 3.50 H18 front tire and a 4.00 H18 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via single 280mm disc, 1-piston caliper in the front and a 200mm drum in the rear. The front suspension was a Ceriani telescopic fork while the rear was equipped with a Marzocchi dual shock absorbers.

1975 Ducati 860GTE[edit]

1975 Ducati 860GTE 1975 Ducati 860GTE

The 1974 Ducati 860GTE is a long-haul oriented machine from the House of Borgo Panigale and comes standard with a dual seat, a chromed, dual exhaust system, wide handlebars, analogue instrumentation dials, a blacked-out, steel frame, laced wheels, a round headlight, a telescopic front fork and dual shocks as a rear suspension, plus a front disc brake. In the engine department it sports an air-cooled, four-stroke, 864cc, 90-degree V-Twin powerhouse paired to a five-speed manual transmission that can produce a claimed 65 horsepower and 73 Nm of torque.