Ducati 750 The Ducati 750 was a racing motorcycle built by Ducati that won

Silverstone in August 1971, but he did not think the bike’s handling was good enough. Taglioni had also been working on a new frame for the production bike, which was ready and fitted by the Imola 200 in 1972. Ducati prepared eight 750cc bikes for the Imola 200. The bikes had the new factory frames and 750cc engines that produced 80bhp at 8500rpm. After the race, Ducati received a lot of publicity after two of their bikes finished in first and second place. This win helped inspire the green frame Ducati 750 Super Sports that was launched in 1974.

stroke with its 74mm bore and produced 61bhp at 11000rpm. All Ducati’s 500cc GP engines used desmodromic two-valve heads with an 80 degree included valve angle. In June 1971, the first Ducati 750 GT models came out of the factory, distinguished by their silver frames, metal-flake paint, fibreglass fuel tanks, 30mm Amal carburettors and twin leading shoe rear brakes. Taglioni experimented with four-valve heads at this time, but was not able to produce any more power than from his two-valve heads, so the two-valve racers were still used. However, Taglioni continued to experiment with four-valve heads right up to 1973. Mike Hailwood had tested an experimental Seeley frame 750 at

the Imola 200 mile race in 1972. This was a very important win for Ducati as it helped establish the company within the racing scene. Fabio Taglioni came up with the first designs of the 750 in 1970. The first complete prototype was made by August 1970 and after a number of successful tests it was put into production. Along with the 750, five 500cc V-twins were built to compete in Italian championship and Grand Prix events. Ducati felt that this would demonstrate the bike’s performance and gain a great deal of publicity. Even though the 750 and 500 racers were very similar, the 500 had a much shorter 58mm

The Ducati 750 was the first Ducati to bear the L-twin engine configuration.


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