1970 Ducati 24 Horas Desmo 250cc. Looks to be in very good all original condition showing only 162 km on the clock , so probably a reset Speedo when the bike was restored. Imported and registered into the UK in 2014 with the last owner owning the bike from 2018. The last owner had used the Ducati in his ownership and the engine sounds very quiet. Starts well and sounds great. A very rare bike and a great investment.
Designed by Fabio Taglioni, the first Ducati overhead-camshaft single appeared in 1955. Small capacity lightweights were produced initially, the first OHC 250cc roadster not arriving until 1961. Desmodromic valve operation was a feature of the racing versions, and would later be applied to the sportier roadsters. The first major revision to the original design occurred in 1967 when the 'wide case' engine was introduced, which featured an aft engine mount wider than before and numerous other improvements, the most significant being a stronger big-end assembly. By this time the Ducati range was also being built under licence in Spain by Mototrans of Barcelona. Offered here is an example of Mototrans' '24 Horas' model, named after the annual endurance race held in Montjuich Park, Barcelona.
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