Flashback. 1975 Ducati 860GT.

1975Ducati860GTThe Ducati 860 GT was produced in 1974 and 1975. The 860 series used stress member frame of Fabio Taglioni’s original 750 GT L twin, with bevel cam drive and with the enlarged capacity achieved by using two of the Ducati 450 single-cylinder engine’s sleeves and pistons. Motor was 863.5 cc (52.72”) four stroke air cooled 90° V-twin for maximum speed of 109 mph (175 km/h). 5-speed transmission, chain drive. Only 1-piston caliper in the front and drum brake in the rear. The electric-start version was called the 860 GTE, while all Ducati models had electric start after 1975. Photography courtesy of Doug Mitchel 

6 Responses to “Flashback. 1975 Ducati 860GT.”

  1. 1 Rodent Jan 1st, 2016 at 9:11 am

    An oldie but goodie. One of the best

  2. 2 Ray Mansfieldy Jan 1st, 2016 at 11:48 am

    Not the best from Ducati, but still a collectable.

  3. 3 James just another Crazy Kiwi Jan 1st, 2016 at 3:01 pm

    No a pretty Ducati,
    Darmah’s were a nice looker. There used to be a few around you kind of wonder where the bikes that you used to see out riding disappear to.
    Sheds to languish and rust or crashed and written off I guess

  4. 4 1550tc Jan 2nd, 2016 at 11:17 am

    pure classic lines

  5. 5 Mark Jan 2nd, 2016 at 1:05 pm

    Similar to when Triumph and BSA styling went awry in the early 1970’s. Even the nice Conti mufflers are gone.

  6. 6 Jan 4th, 2016 at 1:54 pm

    After the masterpiece of the round-case 750GT, Sport, and SS, the 860GT came as a slap in the face. Slab-side design courtesy auto designer Giorgio Giugiaro, everyone hated this bike, and it flopped. Ducati rushed their 900SS into production, which saved their butt…

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