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    Do all Ducati twins have desmo ?? I was told one of the older 750 sports i.e 70's was non desmo is this correct? I've never seen one that is not thats all.

    Cheers
    Marty

    ps Jules TRX's rule over 900 SS anyday

  • #2
    If you're looking at all models ever made (since ever) - then no.

    But in the modern era (ie since before most of the forum members were born), yes.

    If I recall correctly, the first desmo was introduced in the mid 50's, but were offered alongside regular valve spring engines depending on model..

    Again, from what I recall, everything since the very last 60's/early 70's has all been desmodromic.

    I'm sure a more learned colleague will chip in here though...
    kryten2001
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    Last edited by kryten2001; 17-05-2011, 10:31 AM.

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    • #3
      why the sudden interest in ducati moose?

      is the twin between your legs beginning to feel good !


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      • #4
        i think the 860 gt was the last valve spring ducati circa 1974

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        • #5
          Singles up to the early 70's were offered in both Desmo and valve spring models. Ducati's illusion was the the Desmo versions were higher performance. I could be wrong but I thought that the the later GT twins were non Desmo.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by potato View Post
            why the sudden interest in ducati moose?

            is the twin between your legs beginning to feel good !
            No Spuddy No its not the 1st twin I've owned had a 97 TL 1000s but if I could choose a SP2 would do it over any Duke or even a TL1000R. I like to ride not fix

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Marty MOOSE View Post
              No Spuddy No its not the 1st twin I've owned had a 97 TL 1000s but if I could choose a SP2 would do it over any Duke or even a TL1000R. I like to ride not fix
              calgary's calling moose

              sp2? what? a honda?

              might be able to lever you one of those,its $$$ though


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              • #8
                Marty Marty, Ducati's are reliable when looked after and driven reguarly.
                I am enjoying mine without a hitch.
                Not bad for a 13 year OLD Ducati with fuel injection!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Jamathi View Post
                  Marty Marty, Ducati's are reliable when looked after and driven reguarly.
                  +1, cant speak for the later models but this applied doubly so for older models.
                  They hung a sign up in our town "If you live it up, you won't live it down"-Tom Waits

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                  • #10
                    Only the best are Desmo.

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                    • #11
                      Desmo you need a reshim and new belts

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Marty MOOSE View Post
                        ps Jules TRX's rule over 900 SS anyday
                        But I've got big coils and a rattly clutch!!!

                        Wouldn't mind an SP2 myself, actually I be happy with an SP1!!!

                        Next bike for me will have a cam sitting on top of valves.


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                        • #13
                          Mmmmm, desmo Mercedes

                          They hung a sign up in our town "If you live it up, you won't live it down"-Tom Waits

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