‘A Pani­gale of its day’

Motorcycle News (UK) - - Feature -

“This was the first mo­tor­cy­cle de­signed by Fabio Taglioni, who was em­ployed in 1954. The Sport was a road replica of the Gran Sport ‘Mar­i­anna’ race bike and used a sim­i­lar bevel gear with a sin­gle over­head cam, so was the firm’s first race replica, a Pani­gale of its day. It was in­cred­i­bly pop­u­lar and in 1957 led to the 175 T, which com­pleted a 60,000km voy­age around the world with Leopoldo Tar­tarini and Gior­gio Monetti. The Turismo demon­strated Du­cati’s re­li­a­bil­ity and opened the door to the Amer­i­can mar­ket.” En­gine Sin­gle-cylin­der, air-cooled 4-stroke, 2-valves, 125cc Power 8bhp @ 7500rpm Weight 100kg

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