Ducati 350GTL

 

 

 

Make Model.

Ducati 350GTL

Year

1975 - 77

Engine

Four stroke, parallel twin cylinder, SOHC, 2 valves per cylinder

Capacity

349.6 cc / 21.3 cu in
Bore x Stroke 71.8 x 43.2 mm
Compression Ratio 9.6:1
Cooling System Air cooled

Induction

2 x 26 mm Dell'Orto VHB 26 FS/FD

Ignition

Points and coil, 12V 150W generator

Spark Plug

Champion L81

Battery

12V 18Ah Yuasa Y50-N18L-A1

Starting

Electric

Max Power

17.5 kW / 24 hp @ 7500 rpm
Clutch Wet, multi-plate

Transmission

5-Speed

Primary Drive Ratio

2.125:1

Gear Ratios

1st 2.500 / 2nd 1.714 / 3rd 1.333 / 4th 1.074 / 5th 0.900:1

Final Drive Ratio

2.923:1

Final Drive

Chain

Front Suspension

35 mm Marzocchi fork

Rear Suspension

Dual Marzocchi shocks, 3-way adjustable

Front Brakes

Single 256 mm Brembo discs

Rear Brakes

160 mm Drum, single leading shoe

Front Tyre

3.25-18

Rear Tyre

3.50-18

Dimensions

Length: 2080 mm / 81.9 in
Width:    840 mm / 33.1 in
Height: 1100 mm / 43.3 in

Wheelbase

1400 mm / 55.1 in

Seat Height

760 mm / 29.9 in

Dry Weight

163 kg / 359 lbs

Fuel Capacity 

14 L / 3.7 US gal / 3.1 Imp gal
Top Speed 147 km/h / 91 mph

The Ducati 350 GTL first broke into the scene in 1975 when designer Tumidei decided that an update of his 1965 design was in order. But at that time, Ducati’s line-up of bikes only concentrated on small singles and those big, bad, and powerful V-Twins.

Undaunted, the Italian bike maker pushed forward with the release of the 350 GTL in ’75. The surprising success of the bike pushed Ducati to introduce the 500 Sport Desmo two years later in 1977, followed by the 500 Super Sport, and finally, the GTV model in 1978.