Lot 129

Monaco 2012

1983 Ducati GTV 500


€2,340 EUR | Sold

Monaco | Monaco, Monaco



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Specifications: 497 cc SOHC parallel twin, five speeds.

The parallel twin 350/500GTL models were introduced in 1975, taking their styling cues from the 860GT. Fabio Taglioni had nothing to do with them, as he was developing the belt-drive V-twin Pantah, so Tumidei updated the 1965 design. They were fitted with Borrani rims, Marzocchi forks and Brembo brakes and were succeeded by the 500 Sport Desmo in 1977. There was even a racing version, the 500 Super Sport. The final iteration was the GTV of 1977, a spring-valve version of the Sport Desmo which was made until 1981. The bike on offer is finished in handsome black and gold 900 SD colours and has very low indicated mileage. Very few of the 500-cc parallel twins remain, so this bike is an excellent opportunity for the collector.