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.

In Media[edit]

Ducati Elite
Manufacturer
Production 1959 - 1965
Class Road
Engine
single cylinder, four-stroke
Bore / Stroke 67.0mm x 57.0mm
Top Speed 87 mph (140 km/h)
Horsepower 17.57 HP (13.1 KW) @ 7500RPM
Fuel System carburetor. dellorto ub 24
Ignition 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)
Length 78.74 inches (2000 mm)
Width 31.5 inches (800 mm)
Height 40.94 inches (1040 mm)
Weight 260.15 pounds (118.0 Kg) (dry),
Manuals Service Manual


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]