A virtual tour of the classic motorcycle collection on display at the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum in Leeds, Ala.
1982 Ducati Darmah
Engine: Air-cooled 90-degree V-twin, 4-stroke
Power Rating: 68 bhp @7,000rpm
Bore x Stroke: 86 x 74.4mm
Valves: Overhead single camshaft, driven by shaft & bevel gears, desmodromic valve operation
Fuel System: Twin Del'Orto 40mm carburetors
Suspension: Front telescopic forks, rear twin shock
Brakes: Front and rear Brembo discs
Top Speed: 113mph
The Darmah was the first Ducati that offered features such as electric start, air cleaners, quiet exhaust, Nippon Denso instruments and switch gear, Bosch quartz headlamp, etc. This resulted in a very reliable, civilized machine that retained the fabulous V-twin motor and race-bred chassis. The Darmah's were produced from 1977 to 1983.