Saxon-Ducati 350cc Mark III Desmo Racing Motorcycle Frame no. none visible Engine no. DM350 06932

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Lot 482
Saxon-Ducati 350cc Mark III Desmo Racing Motorcycle
Frame no. none visible Engine no. DM350 06932

£ 4,000 - 6,000US$ 5,100 - 7,600
Saxon-Ducati 350cc Mark III Desmo Racing Motorcycle
Frame no. none visible
Engine no. DM350 06932
Designed by Fabio Taglioni, the first Ducati overhead-camshaft single appeared in 1955. Desmodromic valve operation was a feature of the racing versions and would later be applied to the sportier roadsters. Small-capacity lightweights were produced initially, and it was not until 1961 that the first overhead-camshaft 250cc roadster arrived, followed in 1965 by the first 350. Successful production racers in their day (importer/entrant Vic Camp enjoyed numerous success with these bikes in the UK), Ducati singles have in recent years become a mainstay of classic and historic racing. Suitably modified versions are highly competitive in the right hands.

The Ducati racer offered here is constructed around a Saxon frame. Saxon frames were built by Brancato Engineering whose proprietor was noted Ducati specialist Tony Brancato. Only 40 frames were made, the first batch being completed in 1972 and the second (and last) in the late 1980s. This machine is presented in 'as-last-raced' condition for re-commissioning or more extensive restoration. A versatile mount offering easy entry into a variety of classic/historic racing classes, this Saxon-Ducati is an ideal acquisition for the 2019 season. Accompanying documentation consists of assorted correspondence, an invoice for Wygatty lightweight straight-cut primary gears, and the donor machine's original old-style logbook showing four owners up to 1971. Sold strictly as viewed.

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Saxon-Ducati 350cc Mark III Desmo Racing Motorcycle Frame no. none visible Engine no. DM350 06932
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