c.1953 Ducati 98 Frame no. 12020 Engine no. 18144

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Lot 526N
c.1953 Ducati 98
Frame no. 12020 Engine no. 18144

£ 200 - 400
US$ 260 - 520
To be sold without reserve
c.1953 Ducati 98
Frame no. 12020
Engine no. 18144
Ducati's first departure from the Cucciolo-type cyclemotor engine was the '98', which took its name from the engine's cubic capacity and like its immediate predecessor – the Ducati 60 – had been designed by Giovanni Fiorio. 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 new pressed-steel, spine-type frame. Suspension was by swinging arm and shock absorbers at the rear, and what would nowadays be termed a USD (upside down) fork at the front. 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. Rusty and incomplete, this rare early Ducati is offered for restoration and sold strictly as viewed. There are no documents with this Lot.

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c.1953 Ducati 98 Frame no. 12020 Engine no. 18144
c.1953 Ducati 98 Frame no. 12020 Engine no. 18144
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