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Barber's Best

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 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 Darmahs were produced from 1977 to 1983.

1982 Ducati Darmah

1982 Ducati Darmah