1982 Ducati 500cc Pantah Frame no. 662557 Engine no. 602553

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Lot 24
1982 Ducati 500cc Pantah
Registration no. YRU 133Y Frame no. 662557 Engine no. 602553

£ 4,000 - 5,000
US$ 5,300 - 6,700
Amended
1982 Ducati 500cc Pantah
Registration no. YRU 133Y
Frame no. 662557
Engine no. 602553
The first of Ducati's 'new generation' of desmodromic v-twins, the Pantah made its debut in 500cc form at the 1978 Cologne Show. Designed by Fabio Taglioni, the Pantah engine abandoned the Bologna company's traditional shaft-and-bevel-gears camshaft drive in favour of toothed rubber belts. With 46bhp available at the back wheel, the Pantah was capable of close to 120mph, which was some going for 500cc four-stroke in those days. A straight-tube trellis frame and triple Brembo disc brakes ensured that Pantah handled and stopped as well as it went in a straight line. A 600cc version was introduced for 1982. This Pantah '500' was acquired by the current vendor in November 2013 having been restored between 2010 and 2011. Described as in generally excellent condition and 'a lovely bike, light and responsive', it is only offered for sale because of the owner's advancing years (and a 'gammy' leg). The machine comes with a quantity of expired MoT certificates, V5C document and MoT to November 2015.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note the Frame Number is DM500817662557 and the Engine Number is not visible due to the bodywork.
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1982 Ducati 500cc Pantah Frame no. 662557 Engine no. 602553
1982 Ducati 500cc Pantah Frame no. 662557 Engine no. 602553
1982 Ducati 500cc Pantah Frame no. 662557 Engine no. 602553
1982 Ducati 500cc Pantah Frame no. 662557 Engine no. 602553
1982 Ducati 500cc Pantah Frame no. 662557 Engine no. 602553
1982 Ducati 500cc Pantah Frame no. 662557 Engine no. 602553
1982 Ducati 500cc Pantah Frame no. 662557 Engine no. 602553
1982 Ducati 500cc Pantah Frame no. 662557 Engine no. 602553
1982 Ducati 500cc Pantah Frame no. 662557 Engine no. 602553
1982 Ducati 500cc Pantah Frame no. 662557 Engine no. 602553
1982 Ducati 500cc Pantah Frame no. 662557 Engine no. 602553
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