Lot 144

Monaco 2012

1954 Ducati 98 Moto Giro


€3,510 EUR | Sold

Monaco | Monaco, Monaco



Frame No.
DM 14696
Engine No.
DM 10348

Specifications: 98 cc OHV single cylinder, four speeds.

The pushrod Ducati 98 Sport was launched at the Milan Show in 1953, and the model would remain in production until 1962. It had an external oil cooler, a modest output of 6.8 horsepower and a top speed of 56 mph. The bike on offer is believed to have been a period race bike, with some evidence of race-preparation, including a straight-through pipe. It is in generally sound original condition with the paint showing characteristic patina. Nevertheless, it has provocative provenance and is believed to have competed in the challenging pre-1957 Motogiro d’Italia.