Ducati 60 Sport / 65 Sport

 

 

 

Make Model.

Ducati 60 Sport / 65 Sport

Year

60 Sport: 1950 - 52
65 Sport: 1953

Engine

Four stroke, pullrod single cylinder, OHV

Capacity

65.4 cc / 3.99 cu in
Bore x Stroke 44 x 43 mm

Compression Ratio

8:1

Cooling System

Air cooled

Induction

Weber 16MFC or Dell'Orto MA16B

Ignition

6V, 15W generator

Starting

Kick

Max Power

1.9 kW / 2.5 hp @5500 rpm

Clutch

Wet, multiplate

Transmission

3-Speed

Final Drive

Chain
Frame Pressed steel

Front Suspension

Teleccopic fork

Rear Suspension

Swingarm, dual shocks

Front Brakes

Drum

Rear Brakes

Drum

Dry Weight

48 kg / 106 lbs

Top Speed

70 km/h / 43 mph

The 60 Sport (actually 65 cc) of 1950-52 used Ducati's own frame, making it their first complete motorcycle. For 1953 the name was changed to 65 Sport. They were followed by the 65T, 65TL, 65TS series.

Looking the part of those earlier design motorcycles, the 60 Sport was by no means a push-over model. While it was built in the mold of the Cucciolo, the 60 Sport carried its own 65 cc four-stroke OHV engine that was capable of hitting a top speed of 40 mph with a fuel tank capacity of 200 mpg.