Tagged: Pantah

Practical Classic: 1982 Ducati 600SL Pantah for Sale

Practical Classic: 1982 Ducati 600SL Pantah for Sale

After the humiliating failure of the parallel-twin 500GTL project, Ducati was quick to introduce the v-twin Pantah that had been developed in secret by Fabio Taglioni, who was convinced that the parallel-twin wasn’t the...

One for the Road: 1982 Ducati NCR TT for Sale

One for the Road: 1982 Ducati NCR TT for Sale

Almost literally a one-of-a-kind motorcycle, this Ducati-powered NCR is one of only two bikes built that were originally intended for road use, although several of the racebikes have apparently been converted for street duty....

The Anti-UJM: 1981 Ducati Pantah 600SL for Sale

The Anti-UJM: 1981 Ducati Pantah 600SL for Sale

Ducati’s original Pantah is perhaps the “anti-UJM”. Where many motorcycles of the late 1970’s and early 1980’s seemed cut from a very similar cloth, with the characteristic unfaired, transverse inline four, and stepped dual-seat,...

It’s Pantah-stic! 1980 Ducati 500SL Track Day Racer

It’s Pantah-stic! 1980 Ducati 500SL Track Day Racer

  In the late 1970’s Ducati introduced their best-forgotten parallel twin motorcycles in an attempt to broaden their appeal and cut manufacturing costs. But while the bike handled well, reliability was an issue and...

1986 Bimota DB1R for Sale

1986 Bimota DB1R for Sale

Originally founded to manufacture heating systems, Bimota turned its obviously wasted talent and enthusiasm to motorcycles in the 1970’s. During the 60’s and 70’s, major manufacturers were relatively hit-or-miss when it came to handling....

1987 Cagiva Alazzurra for Sale

1987 Cagiva Alazzurra for Sale

This 1987 Cagiva Alazzurra is a bit newer than most bikes we usually try to feature here. Bikes from the 80’s, while not quite yet considered classic, are definitely old… And they’re getting very...

1980 Ducati Custom for Sale

1980 Ducati Custom for Sale

This is a one-of-a-kind custom naked Ducati.  I’ve seen a few Pantah-based customs come up for sale recently, perhaps because, for a while, they were cheap to buy and the huge fairings and 80’s...

1980 NCR Replica Ducati Pantah 500SL Race Bike for Sale

1980 NCR Replica Ducati Pantah 500SL Race Bike for Sale

This is a pretty cool machine, a track-ready Ducati with NCR-replica parts like the very cool one-piece tank-and-tail section.  The Pantah was really the first Ducati of the modern age, a significant update of...

1981 Ducati NCR Pantah for Sale

1981 Ducati NCR Pantah for Sale

If you’re looking for exotic carbon fiber and titanium jewelry for your Italian exotic, you can’t do much better than NCR.  CRG, Speedymoto, Termignoni, OZ Racing, Marchesini?  For peasants.  NCR is the original: they...

1980 Ducati Pantah 500 for Sale

1980 Ducati Pantah 500 for Sale

Introduced in 1980, the Pantah 500 was powered by Taglioni’s evolutionary L-twin successor to the somewhat long-in-the-tooth bevel-drive motor.  Ducati’s original plan had been to use a much more compact and cheap to produce...