Ducati 350 F3 Desmo

 

 

 

Make Model.

Ducati 350 F3 Desmo

Year

1986-88

Engine

Four stroke, 90°“L” twin cylinder, Desmo SOHC, belt driven

Capacity

348.9 cc / 21.3 cu in
Bore x Stroke 66 x 51 mm
Compression Ratio 10.3:1
Cooling System Air cooled

Induction

2 x 30mm Dell'Orto carburetors

Ignition

Electronic ignition, Bosch BTZ

Spark Plug

Champion L82YC

Battery

Yuasa 12V 14Ah

Starting

Electric

Max Power

30.9 kW / 42 hp @ 9700 rpm

Max Torque

33 Nm / 3.36 kgf-m / 24.3 ft-lb @ 7100 rpm

Transmission

5 Speed

Primary Drive Ratio

2.226:1 (31/69)

Gear Ratios

1st 2.500 / 2nd 1.714 / 3rd 1.333 / 4th 1.074 / 5th 0.931:1

Final Drive

Chain

Front Suspension

35 mm Marzocchi fork

Rear Suspension

Cantilever swingarm, Boge single adjustable shock

Front Brakes

2 x 260 mm Discs

Rear Brakes

Single 260 mm disc

Front Tyre

100/90-18

Rear Tyre

120/80-18

Dimensions

Length: 2050 mm / 80.7 in
Width:     670 mm / 26.4 in
Height:    900 mm / 34.4 in

Wheelbase

1400 mm / 55.1 in

Seat Height

750 mm / 29.5 in

Dry Weight

180 kg / 397 lbs

Fuel Capacity 

18 L / 4.8 US gal / 4.0 Imp gal

Top Speed

178 km/h / 110.8 mph

Japan was one of the biggest markets for Ducati in the 1980s but limited sport bikes to 400 cc, so smaller versions of the F1 were sold there as the F3 from 1986-88. A similar restriction in Italy was set at 350 cc, and a red and white F3 was sold there in, only available in 1986. The Japanese 400-cc F3 generated 45 horsepower, while the Italian 350 F3 made 42.5. Basic suspension was fitted to the little bikes: 35-mm Marzocchi forks and 260-mm dual discs with Brembo callipers. The two models each weighed 364 pounds, and the 350 F3 was tested at 110.8 mph, which is quite respectable.