Ducati 175 Sprint
Ducati has built so many bikes in
its history, it’s hard to keep track of all the models that have been produced.
In this case, the Ducati 175 Sprint is easy to remember because it offers a
unique look with an engine that was built to be a certified road runner.
The 175 Spring was rebuilt for hill
climbing between 1970-75, at which time it became a fixture in a lot of local
Italian racing events. The bike was powered by a 249 cc SOHC single engine that
was mated to a four-speed transmission. The minimalist construction of the bike
made it an appropriate candidate for hill-climbs and sprints. It also came with
clip-on bars, rear-set foot-pegs, a Veglia competition tachometer, Marzocchi
forks, and and a single Dell’Orto VHB 29AD carburetor. Last but not least, the
bike rides on Borrani alloy rims with a racing twin leading-shoe drum brake
fitted to the front.