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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.

Perhaps the rarest of Ducatis is the 200MX
Maybe the rarest of Ducatis is the 200MX, alongside the 175 model

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.

These were a hand built model with just 30 created in total
These had been a hand constructed mannequin with simply 30 created in complete, with bespoke body

The body was a bespoke merchandise that featured a double loop underneath the motor and severe bracing across the headstock and footpeg mounts.

A beefier swingarm was quite notable
A beefier swingarm was fairly notable in comparison with Ducatis of the time

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.

Wheels were a 21 inch front and 19 inch rear combo
Wheels had been a 21 inch entrance and 19 inch rear combo

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!

1960 Ducati 200MX
1960 Ducati 200MX

The 180mm diameter conical alloy brake hubs had been additionally distinctive to those bikes.

1960 Ducati 200MX
Energy output was 19 hp

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.

1960 Ducati 200MX
The engine capability was truly 203 cc

The bike seen here’s a restored 1960 200MX

1960 Ducati 200MX
This can be a restored 1960 mannequin of the 200
1960 Ducati 200MX
1960 Ducati 200MX
1960 Ducati 200MX
A Dell’Orto SS27A carb was fitted
1960 Ducati 200MX
1960 Ducati 200MX
1960 Ducati 200MX
1960 Ducati 200MX
1960 Ducati 200MX
1960 Ducati 200MX
1960 Ducati 200MX
1960 Ducati 200MX
1960 Ducati 200MX
1960 Ducati 200MX
1960 Ducati 200MX
1960 Ducati 200MX
Ducati 200MX Specs
Engine 203.783 cc O.H.C engine
Compression 8.5:1
Induction Dell’Orto SS 27 A
Energy 19 hp @ 7800 rpm
Body Full-loop cradle body, strengthened
Wheels 21 inch entrance, 19 inch rear
Brakes 180 mm, drum
Suspension Forks, air-equalisation tube, twin shocks
Weight 124 kg