Ducati 55 / 55E / 55R

 

 

 

Make Model.

Ducati 55 / 55E / 55R

Year

1955 - 57

Engine

Four stroke, single cylinder, OHV, pushrod

Capacity

48 cc / 2.9 cu in
Bore x Stroke 39 x 40 mm
Compression Ratio 6.71

Cooling System

Air cooled

Induction

Weber 14 MFC carburetor

Ignition

6V, 12W generator

Starting

Kick

Max Power

1.0 kW / 1.35 hp @ 5500 rpm

Transmission

2-Speed

Final Drive

Chain
Frame Open spine pressed steel frame

Front Suspension

Telescopic fork.

Rear Suspension

Non-adjustable twin hydraulic shocks, swingarm

Front Brakes

Drum

Rear Brakes

Drum

Front Tyre

2.00 - 18 CEAT

Rear Tyre

2.00 - 18 CEAT

Dimensions

Length: 1700 mm / 66.9 in
Height: 1000 mm / 39.4 in

Wheelbase

1090 mm / 42.9 in

Seat Height

840 mm / 33.1 in

Dry Weight

45 kg / 99 lbs

Top Speed

48 km/h / 29.8 mph

The M55 was the final Cucciolo to be released in 1954.
Whilst still boasting the same 48 cc engine it had an uprated frame with leading link forks - the 55 E had a rear suspension whilst the 55R was rigid.
By 1957 the Cucciolo's produciton came to an end but with more than 400 000 procuded over time.