Ducati 100 Cadet / 100 Mountaineer

 

 

 

Make Model.

Ducati 100 Cadet / 100 Mountaineer

Year

1965 - 66

Engine

Two-stroke, single cylinder, piston port

Capacity

94 cc / 5.7 cu in
Bore x Stroke 51 x 46
Compression Ratio 10.0:1

Cooling System

Fan cooled

Induction

Dell'Orto UA 18S carburetor

Ignition

6V 30W flywheel magneto, 16-18
Spark Plug Marelli CW260N / Beru 260-14 / KLG F-100

Starting

Kick

Max Power

5.3 kW / 7.2 hp @ 7000 rpm

Clutch

Wet, multiplate

Transmission

Three Speed (from 1966: four speed)

Final Drive

Chain
Frame Tubular steel, dual cradle

Front Suspension

Telescopic fork

Rear Suspension

Swingarm, twin shocks

Front Brakes

Drum, 118 mm

Rear Brakes

Drum, 118 mm

Front Tyre

Cadet:2.25 x 18
Mountaineer: 2.50 x 16

Rear Tyre

Cadet: 2.50 x 18
Muntaineer: 3.25/3.50 x 16
Dimensions Length: Cadet: 1810 mm / 71.3 in / Mountaineer: 1830 mm / 72.0 in
Width: Cadet: 660 mm / 26.0 in / Mountaineer: 700 mm 27.6 in/
Height:  1000 mm / 39.4 in
Wheelbase Cadet: 1160 mm / 45.7 in
Mountaineer: 1170 mm / 46.1 in
Seat Height Cadet: 750 mm / 29.5 in
Mountaineer: 760 mm / 29.9 in

Dry Weight

Cadet:66 kg / 145 lbs
Cacciatore: 68 kg / 150 lbs

Top Speed

90 km/h / 56 mph

In the mid 60s, Ducati offered a pair of singles called the Cadet and the Mountaineer that were both powered by a 97.6cc engine. The Cadet was a road bike and the Mountaineer (as you can guess from the name) was more of a dual-sport before the term existed.

The engine was good for 7.2 horsepower, and as this example is an early model the engine is paired to a twist grip handlebar shift (which would be replaced with a foot selector in 1967). For more off-road suitability, the Mountaineer was given a luggage rack, scrambler exhaust, and a larger rear sprocket than the Cadet.