1972 Ducati 750 Sport - Raul Biascoechea

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This picture came from an Italian trade and commerce magazine called, "Italia Presenta." The magazine is in Spanish and I imagine it was printed in various other languages. It is dated 1972 with no month shown anywhere except that, "July 1972," is hand written on the front. I got the magazine around that time from my uncle who owned a furniture and clothing import business in Puerto Rico. The magazine uses a few Italian motorcycles as props for clothing models. Among the bikes are: Benelli 650, Ducati 450, Fantic Chopper 50 (yuck!), Moto Guzzi 850 GT, Laverda 1000, Aremacchi 350 Sprint, and a Moto Guzzi 125 Stornello Scrambler.

A small section of the magazine is dedicated to Italian motorcycles. The enclosed Ducati picture has the following description (translated from Spanish):

DUCATI 750 S - Two cylinder, four stroke, longitudinally mounted 90 Deg. V, bevel shaft-driven single overhead cam, bore 80mm, stroke 74.4mm, displacement 148 cc (obvious typo), compression 8.5:1, alternator, battery and coil, pressure lubrication with geared pump, Amal carburetors, 5 speed transmission, geared primary drive, chain final drive, double cradle steel frame, alloy wheel rims, 3.60X19 and 4.10X18 tires, front disc brakes, rear double shoe drum brakes (contrary to photo), length 2.25m, wheelbase 1.50m, width 0.76m, max height 1.08m, weight 185Kg, A machine particularly suited for competition.

Submitted by: Raul Biascoechea