Ducati 175 TS

 

 

 

Make Model.

Ducati 175 TS

Year

1960 - 63

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, points and coil

Spark Plug

Marelli CW225A

Battery

SAFA 3L3, 13.5Ah

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, 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

Dimensions

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

Wheelbase

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.