Ducati 125T / TV




Make Model.

Ducati 125T / TV


1956 - 60


Four stroke, single-cylinder, OHV, pushrod


124.4 cc / 7.6 cu in
Bore x Stroke 55.2 x 52 mm
Compression Ratio 7.0:1
Cooling System Air cooled
Lubrication System Dry sump


T: Dell'Orto MA18B carburetor
TV: Dell'Orto ME20B carburetor


6V, 25W generator, coil



Max Power

4.8 kW / 6.5 hp @ 6500 rpm


4 Speed

Final Drive


Front Suspension

Hydraulically damped telescopic forks

Rear Suspension

Swingarm, dual chocks

Front Brakes

118 mm Drum

Rear Brakes

118 mm Drum

Front Tyre

2.50 x 17

Rear Tyre

2.75 x 17

Dry Weight

95 kg / 209 lbs

Fuel Capacity 

14 Litres / 3.7 US gal / 3.1 Imp gal

Top Speed

86 km/h / 53 mph

The main differences between the T and TV models were:
Frame: T - pressed steel / TV - twin tubular steel downtubes (in 1958 the T-model also received a similar frame)
Suspension: TV upgraded from T model
Brakes: TV - full-width from brake
Headlight: TV light incorporated in a nacelle above the front fork.

By 1959 the TV disappeared and only the T remained and was also discontinued the following year - the era of pushrod engines were something of the past and OHC models were in full swing.