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A virtual tour of the classic motorcycle collection on display at the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum in Leeds, Ala.


1982 Ducati Darmah

1982 Ducati Darmah

1982 Ducati Darmah

Country: Italy
Engine: Air-cooled 90-degree V-twin, 4-stroke
Ignition: C.D.I.
Power Rating: 68 bhp @7,000rpm
Bore x Stroke: 86 x 74.4mm
Displacement: 864cc
Valves: Overhead single camshaft, driven by shaft & bevel gears, desmodromic valve operation
Fuel System: Twin Del'Orto 40mm carburetors
Transmission: 5-speed
Suspension: Front telescopic forks, rear twin shock
Brakes: Front and rear Brembo discs
Weight: 476lb
Top Speed: 113mph

1982 Ducati Darmah

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.

1982 Ducati Darmah

1982 Ducati Darmah