Ducati Sebring: history, specs, pictures

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Ducati Sebring

In 1965, the first new concept bike arrived. The 350 Sebring was the largest Ducati of the day. Typically, Ducati built a racing 350 first. The 350 class was not common in the United States, so when Ducati team rider Franco Farne went to America to race at Sebring race, he had to race in an event catering to 251-700 cc machines. Despite the larger capacity opposition, he finished 11th overall and, more importantly, won his own class outright. In honour of Farne's victory the new model became the 350 Sebring. (Footnote: It was common for Italian manufacturers of competition cars or motorcycles to attach to the name their products events they have won.)

By the mid-1960's, production techniques had advanced to the extent that a road Desmo was now possible. Farne's appeared at the April 1966 Modena meeting, riding a prototype 250 cc machine fitted with an experimental Desmodromic head. In 1967 Roberto Gallina and Gilberto Parlotti raced at Modena on 250 and 350 versions

Ducati Sebring
Production 1965 - 1968
single cylinder, four-stroke
Bore / Stroke 76.0mm x 75.0mm
Horsepower 19.58 HP (14.6 KW) @ 6500RPM
Fuel System carburetor
Ignition battery
Transmission Final Drive: chain
Brakes Front: expanding brake (drum brake)
Rear: expanding brake (drum brake)
Front Tire 2.75-18
Rear Tire 3.00-18
Seat Height 31.5 inches (800 mm)
Weight 299.83 pounds (136.0 Kg) (dry),
Fuel Capacity 3.43 Gallon (13.00 Liters)
Fuel Consumption 4.52 liters/100 km (22.1 km/l or 52.04 mpg)
Manuals Service Manual

The Ducati Sebring was a single cylinder, four-stroke standard produced by Ducati between 1965 and 1968. Claimed horsepower was 19.58 HP (14.6 KW) @ 6500 RPM.


The engine was a air cooled single cylinder, four-stroke. A 76.0mm bore x 75.0mm stroke result in a displacement of just 340.0 cubic centimeters.


It came with a 2.75-18 front tire and a 3.00-18 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via expanding brake (drum brake) in the front and a expanding brake (drum brake) in the rear. The Sebring was fitted with a 3.43 Gallon (13.00 Liters) fuel tank. The bike weighed just 299.83 pounds (136.0 Kg).