Ducati 175 TS




Make Model.

Ducati 175 TS


1960 - 63


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


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


Dell'Orto MB22B carburetor


6V 40W generator, points and coil

Spark Plug

Marelli CW225A


SAFA 3L3, 13.5Ah



Max Power

8.2 kW / 11 hp @ 7500 rpm


Multi wet plate, wet

Primary Drive



4 Speed

Final Drive


Gear Ratios

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

Final Drive

Frame Single cradle tubular frame

Front Suspension

Hydraulic telescopic fork, Ducati

Rear Suspension

Swingarm, dual shocks, 3-way adjustable

Front Brakes

Drum, full aluminium, 158 mm

Rear Brakes

Drum, full aluminium, 136 mm

Front Tyre

2.50 -18

Rear Tyre

2.75 -18


Length: 1980 mm / 78.0 in
Width:     680 mm / 26.8 in
Height: 1040 mm / 40.9 in


1310 mm / 51.6 in

Seat Height

750 mm / 29.5 in

Dry Weight

98.5 kg / 108 lbs

Fuel Capacity 

17 L / 4.5 US gal / 3.7 Imp gal

Top Speed

118 km/h / 73 mph

The 175 was the first Ducati production machine to be offered with the single overhead cam, bevel driven engine when it was launched at the 1956 Milan show.

The engine was a direct descendent of Taglioni’s 98cc Gran Sport Marianna. It was offered as a ‘S’ Sport, ‘T’ Turismo, Americano, Formula 3 and Motocross. But the biggest seller was the Sport which was capable of 84mph and could achieve almost 100mpg.

This little racer boasted a whip-free chassis, a dry weight of just 103kg and large full aluminium brake hubs. These features combined ensured that the 175 handled and stopped better than anything else in its class. British importers, Kings of Manchester, offered a tuned version of the Sport known as the Silverstone Super. It was capable of 95mph.