Ducati Elite: history, specs, pictures

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The Ducati Elite was a single cylinder, four-stroke sport motorcycle produced between 1959 and 1965. It could reach a top speed of 87 mph (140 km/h). Claimed horsepower was 17.57 HP (13.1 KW) @ 7500 RPM.

Engine[edit]

The engine was a air cooled single cylinder, four-stroke. A 67.0mm bore x 57.0mm stroke result in a displacement of just 204.0 cubic centimeters. The engine featured a 8.5:1 compression ratio. Fuel was supplied via a overhead cams (ohc).

Drive[edit]

The final drive was via chain. Power was moderated via the wet multiplate.

Chassis[edit]

It came with a 2.75-18 front tire and a 3.25-18 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via expanding brake (drum brake) in the front and a expanding brake (drum brake) in the rear. The front suspension was a telescopic fork while the rear was equiped with a swinging arm suspension. The bike weighed just 260.15 pounds (118.0 Kg). The wheelbase was 51.97 inches (1320 mm) long.

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Ducati Elite
Manufacturer Ducati
Production 1959 - 1965
Class Road
Engine single cylinder, four-stroke
Bore / Stroke 67.0mm x 57.0mm
Top speed 87 mph (140 km/h)
Horse Power 17.57 HP (13.1 KW) @ 7500RPM
Fuel system carburettor. dellorto ub 24
Ignition type mageneto flywhel
Battery 8.5:1
Transmission Final Drive: chain
Clutch: wet multiplate
Suspension Front: telescopic fork
Rear: swinging arm suspension
Brakes Front: expanding brake (drum brake)
Rear: expanding brake (drum brake)
Front Tire 2.75-18
Rear Tire 3.25-18
Wheelbase 51.97 inches (1320 mm)
Dimensions L 78.74 inches (2000 mm)
W 31.5 inches (800 mm)
H 40.94 inches (1040 mm)
Weight 260.15 pounds (118.0 Kg)
Manuals Service Manual
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The Ducati Elite was a single cylinder, four-stroke Road motorcycle produced by Ducati between 1959 and 1965. It could reach a top speed of 87 mph (140 km/h). Claimed horsepower was 17.57 HP (13.1 KW) @ 7500 RPM.

Engine[edit]

The engine was a air cooled single cylinder, four-stroke. A 67.0mm bore x 57.0mm stroke result in a displacement of just 204.0 cubic centimeters. Fuel was supplied via a overhead cams (ohc).

Drive[edit]

Power was moderated via the wet multiplate.

Chassis[edit]

It came with a 2.75-18 front tire and a 3.25-18 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via expanding brake (drum brake) in the front and a expanding brake (drum brake) in the rear. The front suspension was a telescopic fork while the rear was equipped with a swinging arm suspension. The bike weighed just 260.15 pounds (118.0 Kg). The wheelbase was 51.97 inches (1320 mm) long.

In Media[edit]