DUCATI 350 Desmo (1971-1972) Specs, Performance & Photos

Segment: Clasic
Production years: 1971, 1972

DUCATI 350 Desmo 1971-1972 3 Photos
DUCATI 350 Desmo (1971-1972)DUCATI 350 Desmo (1971-1972)DUCATI 350 Desmo (1971-1972)

The Ducati Mark 3 was a standard motorcycle manufactured by Ducati from 1968 to 1974. The bike replaced the Ducati Sebring and was powered by a 340cc single-cylinder bevel drive SOHC engine.

Alongside the Mark 3 model, the manufacturer made a higher specification model available under the Mark 3D designation. The new model was fitted with a different head derived from the 350SCD model and used desmodromic valves.

Besides its desmodromic system, the engine was shared with the basic model as well as the cycle parts. The Mark 3D model had several options, including a race kit, a megaphone muffler, and a fairing.

In 1971, the base Mark 3 and Mark 3D diverged, the 3D model changing its name to 350 Desmo and packing a cafe racer style. In addition, the bike was fitted with a clip-on handlebar, a fiberglass fuel tank, and a monoposto seat.

In the performance department, the 1971 Ducati 350 Desmo had its soul brought to life by a 340cc four-stroke single-cylinder air-cooled engine managed by a Dell'Orto carburetor delivering 34 hp with maximum strength at 8,500 rpm.

The bike's engine was married to a five-speed transmission with a manual wet multi-plate clutch, sending power to the rear wheel via a final chain drive, pushing the motorcycle to a top speed of 170 kph (106 mph).

DUCATI 350 Desmo 1971-1972

DUCATI 350 Desmo 350

engine specs
Type:Single cylinder, four-stroke, SOHC
Displacement:340 cm3
Bore X Stroke:3.0x3.0 in OR 76 mm
Compression Ratio:10.0:1
Horsepower:24/8500 KW(hp)/RPM
Torque:NaN/- lb-ft/RPM OR 0 Nm/RPM
Fuel System:Carburetor
transmission specs
Clutch:Wet Multi-plate
Primary Drive:-
Final Drive:Chain
chassis specs
Front Suspension:Hydraulic telescopic fork
Rear Suspension:Swingarm, dual shocks
Front Brake:Drum
Rear Brake:Drum
dimension specs
Overall Length:78.7 in OR 1999 mm
Overall Width:23.6 in OR 599 mm
Seat Height:28.9 in OR 734 mm
Wheelbase:53.5 in OR 1359 mm
Ground Clearance:-
Weight:304 lbs OR 138 kg
Fuel Capacity:3.4 gallons OR 12.9 L
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power system specs
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