1960 Ducati 200MX
With Phil Aynsley
Ducati’s sporadic curiosity in off highway machines may be traced again to the very uncommon 175/200MX bikes inbuilt 1959/60.
Solely about 30 in complete (of each capacities) had been produced (or extra precisely, hand constructed to order) making them one of many rarest Ducatis fashions.
The body was a bespoke merchandise that featured a double loop underneath the motor and severe bracing across the headstock and footpeg mounts.
A further bracing tube connects the highest rear shock absorber mounts over the rear mudguard. The swingarm was additionally a lot beefier than these usually discovered on Ducati singles.
The wheels had been 21 inch entrance and 19 inch rear and the entrance forks even featured an air equalisation tube. Very superior for the interval!
The 180mm diameter conical alloy brake hubs had been additionally distinctive to those bikes.
The 203 cc motor had a 8.5:1 compression ratio and used a Dell’Orto SS27A carburettor. Energy output was 19 hp at 7800 rpm and weight 124 kg.
The bike seen here’s a restored 1960 200MX
|Ducati 200MX Specs
|203.783 cc O.H.C engine
|Dell’Orto SS 27 A
|19 hp @ 7800 rpm
|Full-loop cradle body, strengthened
|21 inch entrance, 19 inch rear
|180 mm, drum
|Forks, air-equalisation tube, twin shocks