Ducati 350 SC

 

 

 

Make Model.

Ducati 350 SCD (Sport Corsa Desmo)

Year

1967 - 68

Engine

Four stroke, single cylinder, Desmo SOHC, 2 valve, bevel gear-driven

Capacity

340.2 cc / 20.8 cu-in
Bore x Stroke 76 x 75 mm
Cooling System Air cooled
Compression Ratio 10:1

Induction

Dell'Orto SS1 30

Ignition

Points and coil, 6V 30W generator
Spark Plug 2 x Lodge RL50
Starting Kick

Max Power

30.2 kW / 41 hp @ 10500 rpm

Clutch

Wet, multiplate

Primary Drive

Straight cut gear

Transmission 

5 Speed 
Gear Ratios 1st 43/17 / 2nd 38/22 / 3rd 35/26 / 4th 32/29 / 5th 30/31
Final Drive Chain
Frame Twin cradle, tubular steel

Front Suspension

Marzocchi 32 mm telescopic fork

Rear Suspension

Swingarm, Marzocchi dual shocks

Front Brakes

200 mm Oldani

Rear Brakes

200 mm Oldani

Front Tyre

18

Rear Tyre

18

Wheelbase

1320 mm / 52.0 in

Dry Weight

117 kg / 258 lbs

Top Speed

200 km/h / 124 mph

 

The Sport Corsa Desmo 350, and one of just six works machines in existence. It’s the machine that introduced the ‘wide case’ single, a new crankcase design that later found its way into the road bikes—and the design that made Taglioni realize that Ducati could develop the single no further. So he effectively stitched two engines together, and created the L-twin layout we know today. On a dyno, a well-tuned SCD 350 will reportedly deliver over 40 horses at the back wheel, a bhp/liter ratio that still passes muster today.