Ducati ‘Mototrans’ 250 24 Horas | Barcelona 24 Hour Winner

Ducati Mototrans 250 24 Horas

With Phil Aynsley

The Spanish Mototrans firm was shaped in 1958 with the merging of the Maquitrans and Cliper issues who imported the Ducati Cucciolo and 98 cc bikes respectively.

Ducati 'Mototrans' 250 24 Horas
Ducati ‘Mototrans’ 250 24 Horas

Mototrans was licensed to fabricate Ducati bikes and started with the 125 Sport in 1959.

Ducati 'Mototrans' 250 24 Horas
Mototrans have been licensed to provide Ducati bikes

The corporate went on to change into an vital a part of Ducati’s progress through the Sixties with many race wins in addition to constructing a variety of fashions that have been bought by Ducati, as Ducatis.

Mototrans models were sold by Ducati, as Ducati models
Mototrans fashions have been immediately as Ducatis

The truth is Mototrans entered bikes received the Barcelona 24 Hour race ten occasions – probably the most by any producer!

Mototrans actually held the record for wins at
Mototrans really held the document for wins on the Barcelona 24 Hour

It was because of one in all these wins, by a 283 cc single prototype in 1964, that the corporate determined to capitalise on the beneficial publicity by introducing their high of the road sports activities machine, the 250 24 Horas (Hours) on the Barcelona Present the next yr.

Ducati 'Mototrans' 250 24 Horas
Mototrans sucess noticed the introduction of this mannequin, produced from 1966-1974

The bike differed from modern Ducati singles in a number of methods, probably the most elementary being a change to a 69 x 66 mm bore and stroke from Ducati’s conventional 74 x 57.8 mm.

Ducati 'Mototrans' 250 24 Horas
Ducati ‘Mototrans’ 250 24 Horas

The motor was additionally based mostly on the sooner ‘slender case’ design reasonably than the ‘broad case’ then being utilized by Ducati.

Ducati 'Mototrans' 250 24 Horas
Ducati ‘Mototrans’ 250 24 Horas – Amal carb

Different options have been a ten:1 compression ratio, larger elevate camshaft and a Spanish made Amal 27 mm carburettor. In a primary for the corporate a five-speed gearbox was used.

Ducati 'Mototrans' 250 24 Horas
Ducati ‘Mototrans’ 250 24 Horas –  Rear drum brake

Three sequence have been produced earlier than manufacture completed round 1973. This can be a late manufacturing Sequence 3 bike.

Ducati 'Mototrans' 250 24 Horas
Ducati ‘Mototrans’ 250 24 Horas – Drum brakes
Ducati ‘Mototrans’ 250 24 Horas Specs
Engine Air-cooled bevel drive SOHC single cylinder 4 stroke
Bore x stroke 69 × 66 mm (2.7 in × 2.6 in)
Compression ratio 10:01
Energy 19 kW @ 9000 rpm
Transmission Multiplate moist clutch, five-speed
Body sort Single cradle
Suspension Telescopic forks, Swinging arm
Brakes Drum entrance & rear
Tyres 2.75 x 18, 2.75 x 18
Wheelbase 1285 mm
Weight 118 kg dry
Gas capability 14 l
Ducati 'Mototrans' 250 24 Horas
Ducati ‘Mototrans’ 250 24 Horas – A 5 pace gearbox was a primary
Ducati 'Mototrans' 250 24 Horas
Ducati ‘Mototrans’ 250 24 Horas
Ducati Mototrans 240 24 Horas
Sequence 3 Ducati Mototrans 250 24 Horas