Ducati PANTAH 500

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Ducati PANTAH 500
Production 1979
Class Sport Bike
All alloy in line, V twin 4-stroke
Bore / Stroke 73.7mm x 73.7mm
Compression ratio 9.5:1
Horsepower 50.02 HP (37.3 KW) @ 8500RPM
Transmission Gear box: Gears

Final Drive: Chain

Clutch: Wet Multi-disc
Suspension Front: Marzocchi telescopic-hydraulic fork Ø 35 mm
Rear: Swinging fork fulcred on engine
Brakes Front: Double disc 260 mm
Rear: Single disc 260 mm
Front Tire 100/90 H 18-MT 18-DOT
Rear Tire 110/90 H 18-MT 18-DOT
Wheelbase 57.09 inches (1450 mm)
Length 84.61 inches (2149 mm)
Width 27.6 inches (701 mm)
Weight 183.0 kg (wet)
Manuals Service Manual

The Ducati PANTAH 500 was a All alloy in line, V twin 4-stroke Sport Bike motorcycle produced by Ducati in 1979. Claimed horsepower was 50.02 HP (37.3 KW) @ 8500 RPM.


A 73.7mm bore x 73.7mm stroke result in a displacement of just 498.9 cubic centimeters.


The bike has a Gears transmission. Power was moderated via the Wet Multi-disc.


It came with a 100/90 H 18-MT 18-DOT front tire and a 110/90 H 18-MT 18-DOT rear tire. Stopping was achieved via Double disc 260 mm in the front and a Single disc 260 mm in the rear. The front suspension was a Marzocchi telescopic-hydraulic fork Ø 35 mm while the rear was equipped with a Swinging fork fulcred on engine. The wheelbase was 57.09 inches (1450 mm) long.

1979 - 1983 Ducati PANTAH 500[edit]

1979 - 1983 Ducati PANTAH 500 1979 - 1983 Ducati PANTAH 500 1979 - 1983 Ducati PANTAH 500 1979 - 1983 Ducati PANTAH 500

The first 500 Ducati Pantah appeared at the Milan show in 1977, but didn't make it to England until late 1980. The engine remained almost the same throughout its production run. it featured an over-square 78 x 58mm bore and stroke with vertically split crankcases. Plain big end bearings with separate conrods caps and shells were used instead of the usual caged roller bearings. like other Dukes it was a SOHC 90° V-twin with desmodromic valve gear but unusually, it featured belt-driven cams.