Lot 169

Monaco 2012

1962 Ducati 48SL Cacciatore


€1,170 EUR | Sold

Monaco | Monaco, Monaco



Frame No.
Engine No.
DM 700406

Specifications: 48 cc single-cylinder two-stroke, three speeds.

Among the many small capacity two-stroke models Ducati built during the 1960s was the 48 SL Cacciatore, or Falcon. Originally created specifically for the Italian market in 1964, the 48 SL Cacciatore combined components from the 48 Sport and 80 Setter. The 48 Sport fan-cooled engine was detuned to pass the 1.5 horsepower limit and placed in a duplex frame with wheels and brakes from the 80 Setter. There was a new 11.6-litre tank, shared with the 90 Cacciatore and 90 Cadet. The Cacciatore was a dual-purpose model, based on the 48 SL, with a hand gear change, universal tires, higher braced handlebar, higher exhaust on the left, solo saddle, rear rack and dual rear sprockets. None of the 48 SL Cacciatores received the upgraded 50-cc engine of the 50 SL from 1966, but American demand for larger capacity models led to the 90 Cacciatore (Mountaineer in the U.S.) only in 1964. The 1964 48 SL Cacciatore offered here is in original and unrestored condition, although the 1960s cellulose paint may require refinishing.