Ducati 250 Monza

 

 

 

Make Model.

Ducati 250 Monza

Year

1968 - 72

Engine

Four stroke, single cylinder, Desmo SOHC, 2 vlave

Capacity

248 cc / 15.1 cu-in
Bore x Stroke 74 x 57.8 mm
Cooling System Air cooled
Compression Ratio 8.5 : 1

Induction

29mm Dell'Orto carburetor

Electrics

Battery with flywheel alternator and electronic regulator
Starting Kick

Max Power

15.33 kW / 21 hp @ 7200 rpm

Transmission 

5 Speed 
Final Drive Chain

Front Suspension

Hydraulic telescopic fork

Rear Suspension

Swingarm, dual shocks

Front Brakes

180mm Drum

Rear Brakes

160mm Drum

Front Tyre

2.75 -18

Rear Tyre

3.00 -18

Dry Weight

125 Kg

Fuel Capacity 

13 Litres

The Ducati 250 Monza owes its long and illustrious history to the old 250 F3 Racer that Franco Villa used to dominate races back in the early 60’s. The success of the latter spawned a popular trend for the road bikes of its era, particularly the 250 Monza.

Sure, the Monza didn’t come with the same racing pedigree of the 250 F3 Racer, but thanks to a 249 cc SOHC single engine, it was still capable of producing north of 20 horsepower with a top speed of 80 mph. More than just the engine, the 250 Monza also came with a new design, owed largely to new seats, tank, and side panels. Eventually, the 250 Monza, along with the Diana and SCR Scrambler, also began to carry an angular tank and a headlight nacelle styling.