Ducati 450 Scrambler 1972/1973
With it's impressive performance credentials (16.6 second quarter mile) the 450 Desmo Scrambler became a must have purchase for the enthusiast.
In 1956 Chief Engineer Fabio Taglioni developed a desmodromic valve system. The system opens and closes the valves using the camshaft without the need for valve springs which became a trademark feature of Ducati motorcycles.
Four stroke, single cylinder, SOHC, bevel gear driven, 435.7 cc, 86 x 75 mm, Compression 9.3:1.
16.9 kW/23 hp @ 6500 rpm, 5 speed, Marzocchi suspension, Length 2120 mm, Width 940 mm, Height 1150 mm, Wheelbase 1380 mm, Seat 770 mm, Dry weight 133 kg, Fuel 13L/2.9 gal.