• Hands-on guide to engine and chassis restoration
• Detailed description of individual model differences
• Restorers’ tips
• Correct information for decal placement
• Guide to colours and paint codes
• Advice on how to find the right bike
• Guide to authenticity
• Companion to the Bible series
Ducati’s classic 750, 860 900 and Mille bevel-drive twins from 1971-1986 are now amongst the most collectable bikes in the world. Although built in relatively small numbers, there are many individual model differences that can make their restoration difficult. This book gives hands-on restoration information, and serves as a definitive guide to authenticity.
Now up to 40 years old, Ducati’s bevel-twins are finally receiving more attention from those interested in classic motorcycles. They were built in smaller numbers than other bikes of their period, and were originally considered fragile and eccentric. Today they are seen as relics of an earlier era, a time when bevel-gear driven overhead camshaft engines were in regular production. But it wasn’t only the engine that was alluring. The Ducati bevel-twins set the standard for handling, braking and performance, evident through the racing success of modified production bikes at Imola, Daytona, and the Isle of Man. Even now, Ducati bevel-twins are useable motorcycles that provide a rewarding riding experience. This book will help you restore a classic bevel-twin to its original glory.
Period covered: 1971 to 1986
Models covered: 750 GT, Sport and SS, 860 GT, GTE, GTS, 900 SS, GTS, SD, SSD, MHR, S2, Mille.