Ducati F1: review, history, specs

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Ducati 750 F 1
Also called 750 F1
Production 1985 - 1988
Class Sportbike
Successor Ducati 851
748cc v2, four-stroke
Bore / Stroke 88.0mm x 61.5mm
Top Speed 128 mph (206 km/h)
Horsepower 68.53 HP (51.1 KW) @ 8000RPM
Spark Plug NGK BP7HS '88
Battery YUASA YB14L-A2 '88
Transmission Gear box: 5-speed
Final Drive: chain
Final Drive Chain: 530 `88[1]
Brakes Front: dual disc
Rear: single disc
Front Tire 120/80-16
Rear Tire 130/80-18
Weight 189.0 kg (wet)
Fuel Capacity 4.76 Gallon (18.00 Liters)
Manuals Service Manual

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The Ducati 750 F1 was a v2, four-stroke standard produced by Ducati between 1985 and 1988. It could reach a top speed of 128 mph (206 km/h). Claimed horsepower was 68.53 HP (51.1 KW) @ 8000 RPM.


The F1 was only ever imported to the US for off-road use and only a few hundred of the couple thousand made ever made it here. While many were in fact raced, some were registered by their owners for street use. All were European spec with speedometers in km/h. Regulators were often replaced with Ducati 916 unit (the original regulators on F1s were problematic). The F1 had a piece of heat resistant material glued to the inside of the fairing where it passes close to the exhaust pipe. This material tends to come loose and be lost and as a result most F1s either have no lower fairing fitted or have heat damage to the fairing.


The engine was a air cooled v2, four-stroke. A 88.0mm bore x 61.5mm stroke result in a displacement of just 748.0 cubic centimeters. Fuel was supplied via a desmodromic valve control.


The bike has a 5-speed transmission.


It came with a 120/80-16 front tire and a 130/80-18 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via dual disc in the front and a single disc in the rear. The 750 F1 was fitted with a 4.76 Gallon (18.00 Liters) fuel tank.

1985 F1A[edit]

1986 F1A[edit]

1987 F1B[edit]

1987 Montjuich[edit]

1987 Ducati 750 Montjuich

The Montjuich was a limited edition version of the F1, a race replica. Only 200 of these motorcycles were built, each one bearing a special plaque with the serial number. Montjuich is a famous racetrack in Spain where Ducati had many successes.


  1. 2019 Western Power Sports Catalog. Western Power Sports. 2019.