Ducati 175 Americano

 

 

 

Make Model.

Ducati 175 Americano

Year

1957-60

Engine

Four stroke, single cylinder, SOHC, shaft and bevel gear driven, 2 valves per cylinder

Capacity

174.5 cc / 10.6 cu in
Bore x Stroke 62 x 57.8 mm
Compression Ratio 7:1
Cooling System Air cooled

Induction

Dell'Orto MB22B carburetor

Ignition

6V 40W generator

Spark Plug

Marelli CW250A

Starting

Kick

Max Power

8.2 kW / 11 hp @ 7500 rpm

Clutch

Multi wet plate, wet

Primary Drive

2.522:1

Transmission

4 Speed

Final Drive

Chain

Gear Ratios

1st 2.75 / 2nd 1.65 / 3rd 1.18 / 4th 0.97:1

Final Drive

3.066:1
Frame Single cradle tubular frame

Front Suspension

Hydraulic telescopic fork

Rear Suspension

Swingarm, dual shocks, 3-way adjustable

Front Brakes

Drum, full aluminium, 180 mm

Rear Brakes

Drum, full aluminium, 160 mm

Front Tyre

2.50 -18

Rear Tyre

2.75 -18

Dimensions

Length: 1980 mm / 78.0 in
Height: 1040 mm / 40.9 in

Wheelbase

1320 mm / 52 in

Seat Height

800 mm / 31.5 in

Dry Weight

118 kg / 260 lbs

Fuel Capacity 

17 L / 4.5 US gal / 3.7 Imp gal

Top Speed

110 km/h / 68 mph

Ducati’s global reach in the motorcycle market is unrivaled in the industry. At one point in time, they even designed a bike for the American market, appropriately called the 175 Americano.

Designed in the styling cue of its American contemporary, Harley Davidson, the 175 Americano featured balanced mudguards, crash bars, high pull-back handlebars, twin air horns, a dual seat, studded trim, and a handle for the passenger, along with dual mufflers from the 175 Sport.

At the heart of the 175 Americano is a 175 cc SOHC single engine that was mated to a four-speed transmission, engine specs that were a premium back in its heyday.