1977 Ducati Sport Desmo 500

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This 1977 Ducati Sport Desmo is powered by a 500cc parallel twin coupled with a 5-speed gearbox and was equipped from the factory with a twin down-tube frame, clip-on handlebars, rear sets, and a solo seat. Within the past two years, the bodywork was repainted, and a set of Dunstall silencers were installed along with Metzler tires. The seller has added approximately 30 miles since acquiring the bike in late 2017, during which time he has replaced the battery and changed the fluids. Now showing 14,605 kilometers (~9k miles), this Sport Desmo is being offered with a clean New York title in the seller’s name. The tank, solo seat, and fender were repainted in the original red with a custom center white stripe by the previous owner. A small crack is present on the left-side panel, as is a chip in the paint near the reupholstered seat. Two-year-old Metzler tires are fitted on the Borrani alloy wheels. Triple Brembo discs handle braking, two up front and one out back. A set of chrome Dunstall mufflers have been installed in place of the original Contis, and some pitting is evident on the hardware. 14,605 kilometers (~9k miles) are shown on the Veglia speedometer. The 500cc parallel twin utilizes a 180-degree crank, desmodromic valvetrain, two valves per cylinder, and a 9.6:1 compression ratio. Fuel is delivered with a pair of Dellorto carburetors, which were recently removed and cleaned by the seller. Factory rated output was approximately 50 horsepower when the bike was new.

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