c.1954 Ducati 98 Super Sport (see text) Frame no. 14027 Engine no. 10075

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Lot 524N
c.1954 Ducati 98 Super Sport (see text)
Frame no. 14027 Engine no. 10075

Sold for £ 1,380 (US$ 1,898) inc. premium
c.1954 Ducati 98 Super Sport (see text)
Frame no. 14027
Engine no. 10075
Ducati's first departure from the Cucciolo-type engine was the '98', which took its name from the engine's cubic capacity. Introduced in 1952, the 98 featured an overhead-valve four-stroke engine with forward-inclined cylinder and integral three-speed gearbox, which was carried in a pressed-steel, spine-type frame. Variations were not long in coming: 98N, 98T, 98TL and 98 Sport models being introduced over the next couple of years, the latter being Ducati's first truly sporting motorcycle. First seen in 1953, the 98 Sport featured dropped 'bars and a sporty-looking fuel tank, while the up-rated engine incorporated a four-speed gearbox and finned oil cooler in front of the crankcase. Produced only during 1954/1955, the Super Sport featured a slightly more powerful engine, new suspension, and a handlebar-mounted fairing. Incomplete and offered for restoration, this rare machine is believed to be a Ducati Super Sport, albeit minus fairing. The machine comes with an Italian registration document (1960).

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c.1954 Ducati 98 Super Sport (see text) Frame no. 14027 Engine no. 10075
c.1954 Ducati 98 Super Sport (see text) Frame no. 14027 Engine no. 10075
c.1954 Ducati 98 Super Sport (see text) Frame no. 14027 Engine no. 10075
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