Two Ducati L-Twins for Groundhogs day 2/2/2012

 

 

 

 

 

By the time you read this Punxsutawney Phil will have told us whether riding season will come early, or you have another 6 weeks to finish your winter projects. To celebrate the coming spring one seller has put up for sale 2 Ducati GT on eBay, one from 1973 and one from 1974. If you have the scratch the Buy it now on both total $24,499, but if you can only chose one, it may cause a problem. (Check out each auction, as I may have mixed up one GT with the other.)

In 1971 Dr Fabio Taglioni drew two Ducati single cylinder engines, one on top of the other, and the L-Twin was born. For the new engine, a new frame and suspension was needed. Working with Marzoochi, a front end was designed and held a single Lockheed disk. This package created a good handling, powerful motorcycle, with style that caught the eye. Later, when the SS was added, history was made.

From the seller on the 1973

A 1973 (2ND production run) BUY THE  BOOK BUT  TI-TLED AS A 1974.

GREAT    EVERTHING WORKS

STARTS & IDLES & RUNS GREAT…. 

FIRES 1st 2nd KICK

160 PSI ON THE FRONT CYL 160 PSI ON THE REAR CYL

The engine that Dr T designed has 748cc by way of a 80×74.4mm bore and stroke. The front leaning cylinder reminds me of the pre-war Moto Guzzi’s with there valve pointing straight down the road to help in cooling. The 30MM Dell’Orto’s feed this engine with 8.5:1 compression generating 57hp at 7700rpm. A 5 speed gearbox gets you moving and a single disk up from and a drum out back, slows you down.

From the seller on the 1974

A 1974 BUY THE  BOOK BUT  TI-TLED AS A 1975.

  GREAT  PROJECT  EVERTHING WORKS GREAT FOR EASY RESTORATION OR  JUST CLEAN IT  UP WILL MAKE A  GREAT RIDER

STARTS & IDLES GREAT…. 

FIRED  FIST KICK THEN IN THE MOVIE  NEED A BIT  MORE (WAS LOW ON  FUEL)

155 PSI ON THE FRONT CYL 150 PSI ON THE REAR CYL

ALSO HAD TEST 32 MM DELLORTOS CARBS IN MOVIE I WILL PUT THE BACK THE 30 MM 

As you can see from the pictures, one of these looks to have been a little luckier then the other. Both do have their needs but it looks like both could be ridden as is. But I would  guess that who ever buys either of these will see a starting point towards a greater end. I feel that both of these may end up with green frames, a fairing and a new seat. I think we are seeing donors for two more 750SS replicas. Say goodbye to two 750GT and hello to something else. BB

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