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955 - 011611 viewsA factory customer racer used by the Australian importers in 1995/6. In 1995 Shaun Giles won the Shell Superbike Series on this bike. Photographed in Sydney, NSW. 1995.
250GP-09608 viewsOne of two bikes commissioned by Stan Hailwood for his son Mike (two 350s were also made, the first for Ken Kavanagh and the second for Hailwood). Hailwood raced the bike in 1960 & '61 before the bikes were sold to John Surtees in '61 (he also bought both the 350s). The bike never handled well and had several different frames made for it. It is seen here in its final form with a Ken Sprayson designed frame.

When first announced it had a claimed 43bhp at 11,600rpm. Photographed in Colorado, USA in August 2010. Silverman Museum Racing.
Baja - 010594 viewsOne of 17 650cc Bajas built by the experimental department at the Moto Guzzi factory during 1984-5. The TTCs (Tutto Terenno Competizione) never quite made the grade in the Paris-Dakar but competed successfully in European rallies for many years. One neat touch is the fold-away gearbox kick start lever as used in the NATO V50 models. A LeMans rear hub, swing arm & final drive housing were adapted for use and a Cagiva Elefant hub & floating Brembo disc were fitted at the front end. 4 or 5 750cc racers were constructed after 1985. All the Bajas were hand built and many have different details. This bike is unrestored and ridden regularly. Photographed in Melbourne, 2011.
2009 1064 Imola Replica-004593 viewsPhotographed in the Hunter Valley, NSW in 2009. Built by Ron Young this bike won the 2009 Australian Period 4 Post Classic championship.

Originally a 1974 750 SS, it now has 1064cc, plain bearing crank, 60ยบ heads, Carrillo rods, Nikasil barrels, close ratio gearbox, dry clutch, twin plug heads, 41.5mm carbies & a chrome moly frame.

110hp. 160kg.
1975 905 Endurance-001591 viewsThe 1975 Barcelona 24 Hour race winning bike. Ducati had a long history of successes racing singles at the Monjuich Park circuit and entered the new V-twin in 1973 ridden by Benjamin Grau & Salvador Canellas - and scored a debut victory! The '73 bike used the '73 750 Imola's 86mm bore cylinders together with the standard stroke for a capacity of 864cc. The 750's 60 degree heads and dry clutch were also used. In '74 a gearbox problem caused the same pairing to retire while in the lead after 16 hours but they won again the following year, beating the G-G Kawasaki by 13 laps. New, narrower sand-cast crankcases were used. In addition the capacity was raised to 905cc resulting in 96hp at 9,000rpm. A lightweight Daspa frame was used. Grau & Virginio Ferrari also won the 1000km race at Mugello that year. Photographed in a private collection in Rimini, Italy in 2008.
250GP - 002585 viewsOriginally shown at the 1951 Milan Show as a dry sump, SOHC design, the 250GP evolved into a wet sump, DOHC bike by the time it was retired in 1953. This bike (number 1 of the two built) was discovered abandoned under a pile of rubbish after the factory was closed in 1972. The bike was designed by Giuseppe Salmaggi and raced, not particularly successfully, by Romolo Ferri and Cirillo Pagani. The 54x54 bore/stroke in-line motor used a shaft drive and markedly resembles the later famous Moto Guzzi layout. Photographed in Milan, Italy. 2011. Casa Lambretta collection.
Ducati '67 50 SL/1 - 06576 viewsThe 50 SL/1 replaced the 48 Sport in 1966 and featured an extravagant twin-cap tank and more angular styling. Both low or high exhaust pipes were available. The engine received additional porting, a new head & increased compression. Very few were exported. 6hp. Top speed 80kph. Photographed inMelbourne, Vic. 2005.
1981 600 TT F2-021576 viewsThe 1982 & '83 TT Pantahs were the definitive Ducati V-twin production racers and one of Taglioni's finest designs. 20 were built in '82 (30 in '83). The unique Verlicchi frame only weighed 7kg and the 597cc motor made 76hp at 10,500rpm. Dry weight 122kg. The production racers used wet clutches as opposed to the factory bikes' dry units. The World Championship TT2 regulations required the original method of starting and carburettor size to be retained so the F2 versions had an electric starter & 36mm Dellortos. Tony Rutter won five consecutive World Formula TT2 championships ('81-'85) on the Pantah, while numerous Italian championships were also won from '82 to '85. A sleeved down, 500cc version even finished 7th at Mugello in the Italian 500 series - competing against TZ500s & RG500 GP bikes! This is frame number 14. Photographed in the Hunter Valley, NSW in 2009.
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