Lot 101

Monaco 2012

1973 Ducati 450 Scrambler


€6,143 EUR | Sold

Monaco | Monaco, Monaco



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Specifications: 436 cc SOHC single, five speeds.

Scramblers were the most popular wide-case singles, especially in Italy. Not intended for serious off-road competition, they were given full street equipment and sold with 250-, 350- and 450-cc engines. The 450-cc model was introduced in 1969, and the only reason it wasn’t a full 500 cc was because the crank throw wouldn’t clear the gearbox. The 450 frame also had an extra gusset along the top tube like Bruno Spaggiari’s racer with a wider chain and sprocket and slightly longer Marzocchi forks. The silencer was changed in 1969 to the cut-off Silentium type, which could be long or short. This original yellow painted example is fitted with alloy wheel rims and remains in unrestored condition.