1965 Ducati Diana Mark 3

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This 1965 Ducati Diana Mark 3 has been ridden only 10 miles over 29 years with the seller, who has used it primarily for display. The bike is powered by a 250cc single-cylinder with a 5-speed transmission. The seller purchased it from a former Ducati dealer with a reported rebuilt engine, and recently changed the oil, replaced the spark plug, and cleaned the points. This Mark 3 is sold with a factory tool kit, owners manuals, and a clean Tennessee title in the seller’s name. The Mark 3 weighed only 250 pounds and produced 30 horsepower new, making it the fastest 250cc street bike available when new. A period Cycle World test found that the Mark 3 was capable of a standing quarter mile time of 16.5 seconds at 79.5mph with a top speed of 104mph –faster than the contemporary Yamaha TD1 race bike. The paint is reported to be original with age related chips and scratches. The gas tank is an older repaint of good quality with clean internals, but the seller also has a tank with original paint and will offer the buyer a choice between the two. Minor surface rust can be found on the rear fender tip and the chrome shows signs of pitting. The front fender and tool box logos are also faded. The early production Mark 3 featured smaller scrambler style fenders with 18 inch wheels. The seller mentions that it wears older race tires that should be replaced if returned to the road. The Veglia tachometer was a unique feature of the Diana Mark 3 and had an 8500 rpm redline. 7730 miles are shown on the odometer but can not be verified as correct. The number plate with flyscreen is a period accessory. Factory clip-ons wear period Grand Touring grips, and all controls are reported to work well. Power comes from a matching numbers 250cc bevel-drive 4-stroke single cylinder mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. The engine is believed to have been rebuilt several years ago by the former owner, who was a Ducati dealer. Features include magneto ignition, factory rear set foot-pegs, and a megaphone exhaust. The bike was in storage for several years before the seller changed the oil, replaced the spark plug, and cleaned the points. The factory tool roll is included as well as a service manual, and the original owner’s manuals. No service receipts are available as the seller has personally performed all necessary maintenance. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yuP0XNmRnAQ The seller has added a video to illustrate the running condition. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Pl_9R0Cw50

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