Engine: Single cylinder four-stroke OHV
Bore & stroke: 44 x 43 mm
Engine Capacity: 65cc
Maximum power: 2.5 h.p. @ 5,600 rpm
Carburettor: Weber carburettor with 9 mm choke
Cooling system: Air cooled
Lubrication: Wet sump forced circulation with mechanical gear pump
Transmission: Gear primary, chain final
Clutch: Cable operated with multiple wet disc in oil bath
Gearbox: 3-Speed manual foot-change
Throttle: Cable operated
Frame type: Open cradle tubular and pressed steel
Front Suspension: Telescopic
Rear Suspension: Mono shock
Front Brake: Drum
Rear Brake: Drum
Seat: Dual seat
Fuel consumption: 1 litre per 77 Km (180 mpg)
As one of the earliest motorcycles Ducati has ever produced, there is no shortage of history when it comes to the Cucciolo '65T'. Designed by no less than Giovanni Fiorio, the '60' of 1949 became the first real motorcycle in Ducati's history. This was then followed by the 60 Sport in 1950, which came with a basic pushrod design and a 65cc OHV single cylinder engine mated to a three-speed transmission.
This machine is a street racer fitted with a 1952 Ducati Cucciolo 65cc engine, mounted in a very nicely presented yellow and black painted Atala frame, with fine detail work.
It is not clear whether this machine is a product of the Atala factory.
Source: Hessink's NL