Ducati 48 Rolly

 

 

 

Make Model.

Ducati 48 Rolly

Year

1968

Engine

Two stroke, single cylinder, piston-port

Capacity

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

Cooling System

Air cooled

Induction

Dell'Orto UA18S

Ignition

6V 18W Flywheel magneto

Spark Plug

Marelli CW 225N

Starting

Kick

Max Power

3.3 kW / 4.5 hp @ 5200 rpm

Clutch

Wet, multiplate

Transmission

Single speed

Final Drive

Chain
Frame Pressed steel

Front Suspension

Telescopic fork

Rear Suspension

Rigid, spring loaded saddle

Front Brakes

Drum, 90 mm

Rear Brakes

Drum, 90 mm

Front Wheel

2.00 x 18

Rear Wheel

2.00 x 18

Dry Weight

42 kg / 93 lbs

Top Speed

50 km/h / 31 mph

Photo: Phil Aynsley Photography

Joining the single speed 48 Brisk was the 1968 Rolly with the same single-speed engine in a steel chassis with no rear suspension.  The fork was a rudimentary hydraulic telescopic fork and the headlight the later Piuma angular type.

The Rolly continued after the demise of the Brisk, but by this time there was no maket for mopeds.

Source: Standard Catalog of Ducati Motorcycles, 1946 -2005, Ian Falloon

Photo: Phil Aynsley Photography