Ducati 200 Elite / SS / GT

 

 

 

Make Model.

Ducati 200 Elite / SS / GT

Year

1959 - 63 (GT only 62 - 63)

Engine

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

Capacity

203.8 cc / 12.4 cu in
Bore x Stroke 67 x 57.8 mm
Compression Ratio 7.8:1

Induction

Dell'Orto UBF24BS carburetor

Ignition

Points & coil, 6V 40 W generator

Spark Plug

Marelli CW250A (GT: CW260N)

Battery

SAFA 3L3, 13.5Ah

Starting

Kick

Max Power

13.1 kW 18 hp @ 7500 rpm

Clutch

Multi wet plate

Transmission

4 Speed

Primary Drive Ratio

2.520:1
Gear Ratios 1st 2.75 / 2nd 1.65 / 3rd 1.18 / 4th 0.97:1

Final Drive Ratio

2.812:1

Final Drive

Chain
Frame Single cradle

Front Suspension

Hydraulic telescopic forks, Ducati 31.5 mm

Rear Suspension

Swingarm, dual Marzocchi shocks, 3-way adjustable

Front Brakes

180 mm Drum

Rear Brakes

160 mm Drum

Front Tyre

2.75 -18

Rear Tyre

3.00 -18 (GT: 2.75-18)

Dimensions

Length: Elite/SS: 2000 mm / 78.7 in (GT: 1990 mm / 78.3 in)
Width: 580 mm / 22.8 in
Height: 965 mm / 38.0 in
Wheelbase 1320 mm / 52.0 in

Dry Weight

Elite/SS: 111 kg / 244 lbs
GT: 115 kg / 253 lbs

Fuel Capacity 

17 L / 4.5 US gal / 3.7 Imp gal
Top Speed Elite/SS: 140 km/h / 87 mph
GT: 135 km/h / 84 mph

First introduced in 1959, the Ducati 200 Elite was developed by boring the 175-cc motor by 5 mm, to a capacity of 204 cc. That move resulted in an increased output of 18 horsepower at 7,500 rpm with a faster top speed of 87 mph.

More than just its performance capabilities, the Elite 200 also featured a jelly mould tank, clip-on bars and dual mufflers of the 175, and 18" wheels.

The Elite had dual mufflers whilst the SS had a single muffler.  As from 1962 the GT was added to the range and styled like the new Diana - with a new shaped tank

200 GT