Ducati’s classic 750, 860 900 and Mille bevel-drive twins from 1971-1986 are now among the most collectable bikes in the world. Although built in relatively small numbers, there are many individual model differences that can make their authentic restoration difficult. This book serves as a definitive guide to authenticity and gives hands-on restoration tips and guidance. -Detailed description of individual model differences -Restoration tips and guidance based on years of practical experience -Correct information for decal place-Guide to colours and paint codes -Advice on how to find the right motorcycle -Companion to the Bevel Twin books in the Bible series
750GT, Sport and Sport S, 860GT, GTE, GTS, 900 SS, GTS, SD, SSD, MHR, S2, Mille 1971 to 1986
Author: Ian Falloon
Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd
Packed with good advice on choosing the right Ducati bevel twin, with a comprehensive inspection guide and in-depth analysis of strengths and weaknesses, this book covers desirable upgrades, modifications to avoid, valuation, and predicting which models will become collectable. Illustrated throughout with photos of key areas to check and foibles to be aware of.
Some 30 different models of Ducati twin-cylinder motorcycles are covered in this comprehensive restoration guide. Combining his own expertise and experiences with those of Ducati enthusiasts the world over, Mick Walker clearly explains all you need to know to restore Ducati's bevel-driven V-twins, belt-driven V-twins, and parallel twins. It is illustrated with clear diagrams and rare photographs gathered from various sources.Previous edition (1993) ISBN 1-85532-304-4
A guide to restoring the 750GT, Sport, and SS, the 860GT, GTE and GTS, the 900GTS, Darmah, Sport Darmah, SS, and S2, the Mike Hailwood Replica, and the Mille S2. The volume is part of the AUTHENTIC RESTORATION series.
Although manufactured for only one year, 1974, the Ducati 750 Super Sport was immediately touted as a future classic. It was a pioneer motorcycle – expensive and rare, and produced by Ducati’s race department to celebrate victory in the 1972 Imola 200 Formula 750 race. Owing to its uniqueness and rarity, the 750 SS has become extremely expensive and desirable, fetching prices beyond the most expensive contemporary Ducati; for Ducatisti, it is the Holy Grail.
Having this book in your pocket is like having a real marque expert by your side. Benefit from the author's years of Desmoquattro ownership experience, learn how to spot a bad bike quickly, and how to assess a promising one like a professional. Get the right bike at the right price!
All Bevel and Belt Drive V-twins Plus Parallel Twins - 1970 Onwards
Author: Mick Walker
Publisher: Osprey Publishing Company
Category: Ducati motorcycle
Updated edition of the full production development history of Ducati twin-cylinder motorcycles, from both Bologna and Barcelona. Models covered include: the 750 series, 900SS, Mike Hailwood Replica, 860, 900GT and GTS, the Darmahs and the Pantahs. The extra 60 pages of this edition include coverage of the 916 under the Cagiva umbrella.
A definitive account of the popular Ducati Desmodue - the reliable, affordable, high-performance motorcycle range that boasts one of the most successful Italian motorcycles of all time, the Ducati Monster, and is still in development today. Including full production histories, comprehensive specification details and owners' experiences, this new book covers the history of Ducati and the rise of the brand in the 1970s and Grand Prix racing with Fabio Taglioni's desmodromic valve engine design. The world-beating TT2 and TT1 racers are covered along with the best-selling Ducati Monster, the Desmodue 900SS and the SportClassic range. With the Scrambler, and new Ducati factories in Thailand and Brazil, the Desmodue story is brought right up to date - a story based a wonderful corner of Italy, some very special motorcycles and the astonishing people who made it all happen. Fully illustrated with 211 colour photographs.
Over the course of nearly eight decades, Moto Guzzi has built just about every motorcycle engine configuration possible -- singles, twins, triples, fours, and even a V-8. Still, for the last 30 years, the 90-degree V-twin has dominated the Italian company's activities on the road as well as the track.