Ducati 250cc Racing Motorcycle
Engine no. DM 250 M3 112166
Successful production racers in their day, the Ducati singles have in recent years become a mainstay of classic racing. They are highly competitive in the right hands, and indeed, Ducatis filled the top three positions in the Classic Racing Motorcycle Club's 'European 250' Class in 2004. This example was constructed to racing specification during 2010 using a replica frame made by Barber Engineering of Attleborough, Norfolk. Built by Rob Pearson, the wide-case engine incorporates a Joy 173A camshaft, straight-cut primary gears, high-capacity oil pump, PVL ignition, Amal Concentric Mk2 34mm carburettor, and a five-speed close-ratio gear cluster. Other specification highlights include 35mm Ceriani front forks, Robinson twin-leading-shoe front brake, Ducati rear hub/brake, Akront 18" alloy wheel rims, Scitsu electronic tachometer and a high-level exhaust system. CRMC registered, the machine is described as in generally very good condition and is said to perform well. Some spare sprockets come with it.