Ducati 350 Indiana

 

 

 

Make Model.

Ducati 350 Indiana

Year

1986 - 90

Engine

Four stroke, twin cylinder, belt driven desmodromic OHC

Capacity

349 cc / 21.3 cu in
Bore x Stroke 66 x 51 mm
Compression Ratio 10:1

Induction

Dell-Orto PHF 30DD

Ignition

Coil, 12V 300W Ducati or Saprisa generator

Spark Plug

Champion L82Y

Starting

Electric

Battery

Yuasa 12V 14 Ah

Max Power

27.9 kW / 38 hp @ 9250 rpm

Clutch

Wet, multiplate

Primary Drive Ratio

31/69

Gear Ratios

1st 3.071 / 2nd 1.850 / 3rd 1.333 / 4th 1.074 / 5th 0.9666

Transmission

5 Speed

Final Drive

Chain

Final Drive Ratio

14/48

Front Suspension

40 mm Marzocchi PA 185/40

Rear Suspension

Swingarm, dual Marzocchi A84 shocks

Front Brakes

Single 260 mm disc

Rear Brakes

Single 280 mm disc

Wheels

6-Spoke alloy rims

Front Tyre

110/90-18

Rear Tyre

140/90-15

Dimensions

Length: 2024 mm / 79.7 in
Width:    930 mm / 36.6 in
Height:  1400 mm / 55.1 in

Wheelbase

1530 mm / 60.2 in
Seat Height 760 mm / 29.9 in

Dry Weight

180 kg / 397 lbs

If Claudio Castiglioni had known what Erik Buell was up to in 1986 (and vice versa), the outcome of this story might have been quite different. While Buell was trying to build a sportbike around a cruiser engine, the Italian entrepreneur planned to break into the American market with a cruiser built around a sportbike engine. The latter experiment, though unsuccessful in the marketplace, produced a fascinating and well-executed motorcycle that could easily out-drag its competition while cutting a dash in the glamour stakes with its European flair.