DUCATI 350 Desmo (1972-1973) Specs, Performance & Photos

Segment: Clasic
Production years: 1972, 1973

DUCATI 350 Desmo 1972-1973 3 Photos
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In 1972, the Italian motorcycle manufacturer released the Ducati 350 Desmo, a standard motorcycle in its second year of production with the same package as the previous model, packing the same technical, visual, and performance specifications without any modifications.

It was based on the Ducati Mark 3, a standard motorcycle manufactured by Ducati from 1968 to 1974 as a replacement for the Ducati Sebring. It was powered by a 340cc single-cylinder bevel drive SOHC engine.

In 1971, the base Mark 3 and Mark 3D diverged, and the 3D model changed to 350 Desmo. It featured a cafe racer style, fitted with a clip-on handlebar, fiberglass fuel tank, and monoposto seat.

The 1972 Desmo model had standard features, such as wire-spoke wheels, a center stand, a single exhaust system with a silencer on the right side, dual rear shocks, a monoposto seat, and a round headlight up front.

The bike's suspension system comprised a 35 mm Marzocchi telescopic fork on the front and a swingarm backed up by two three-way-adjustable Marzocchi shocks on the rear, providing optimum suspension performance.

As for power, the 1972 Ducati 350 Desmo had its heartbeat set by a 340cc four-stroke air-cooled single-cylinder engine managed by a Dell'Orto carburetor, delivering 34 hp with maximum peak force at 8,500 rpm.

DUCATI 350 Desmo 1972-1973

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:34/8500 KW(hp)/RPM
Torque:/- 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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