Ducati 65TS

 

 

 

Make Model.

Ducati 65TS

Year

1955 - 58

Engine

Four stroke, single cylinder, OHV, pushrod

Capacity

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

Compression Ratio

8.0:1

Cooling System

Air cooled

Induction

Weber 16MFC

Ignition

6V, 15W generator

Starting

Electric

Max Power

1.9 kW / 2.5 hp @ 5600 rpm

Transmission

3-Speed

Final Drive

Chain
Frame Pressed steel

Front Suspension

Telescopic firk

Rear Suspension

Swingarm with dual shocks

Front Wheel

2.00 x 18, CEAT

Rear Wheel

2.00 x 18, CEAT

Front Brakes

Drum

Rear Brakes

Drum

Dry Weight

54 kg / 119 lbs

Top Speed

70 km/h / 43 mph

In 1955 the 65TL (Turismo Sport) was launched.  It was similar to the earlier 65 Sport but in the T and TL running gear.

The gas tank was reshaped, there was a dual seat and the low handlebars were complemented by a small screen.

This was an extremely successful model, coinciding with Ducati's success in the Motogiro d'Italia and was the best selling motorcycle in Italy during 1955

Source: Standard Cagalog of Ducati, 1946 - 2005, Ian Fallon