Atala Motorcycles

Today in Motorcycle History

Atala 1952 Ducati Cucciolo 65T

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

If you have a query about Atala motorcycles please contact us