Ducati 48 Piuma / 48 Export / 48 Sport / 50 Puima / 50 Sport

 

 

 

Make Model.

Ducati 48 Piuma / 48 Export / 48 Sport / 50 Puima / 50 Sport

Year

1961 - 68

Engine

Two stroke, single cylinder, piston-port

Capacity

47.6 cc / 2.9 cu in
Bore x Stroke 38 x 42 mm

Compression Ratio

6.3:1 (Export: 9.5:1)

Cooling System

Air cooled

Induction

Dell'Orto T4 12D1
Sport / Export: Dell'Orto UA 15S

Ignition

6V 18W Flywheel magneto 15-18

Spark Plug

Marelli CW 225N
Sport / Export: Marelli CW260N

Starting

Kick

Max Power

1.1 kW / 1.5 hp @ 5200 rpm
Sport / Export: 3.1kW / 4.2hp @ 8600 rpm

Clutch

Wet, multiplate

Transmission

Three speed

Final Drive Ratio

2.786:1

Final Drive

Chain
Frame Pressed steel

Front Suspension

Telescopic fork

Rear Suspension

Swingarm, twin shocks

Front Brakes

Drum, 90 mm (Export 105 mm)

Rear Brakes

Drum, 90 mm (Export 105 mm)

Front Wheel

2.25 x 18

Rear Wheel

2.25 x 18

Dimensions

Length: 1770 mm / 69.7 in
Height:   930 mm / 36.6 in

Wheelbase

1160 mm / 45.7 in

Seat Height

760 mm / 29.9 in

Dry Weight

Piuma: 47 kg / 104 lbs
Sport:   49 kg / 108 lbs
Export: 50 kg / 110 lbs

Top Speed

Piuma: 50 km/h / 31 mph
Sport / Export: 80 km/h / 50 mph

Ducati at one point in time, decided to produce a range of moped and lightweight two-stroke motorcycles that were all designed to expand their sales volume.

In 1961, Ducati decided to release the 48 Piuma, a relatively simple bike that was catered to students and young adults alike. It came with a 48 cc single-cylinder, two-stoker engine that was mated to a single three-speed unit gearbox, with a hand gear change incorporated in the throttle grip.

Compared to the other models released at that time, the Brisk, the Piuma has larger section tires, which really doesn’t count for a whole lot in the bigger scheme of things.

Source: Top Speed