***Updated 02/12 - This bike has been sold.*** This Guido Delpiano 1982 TT2 is available for purchase from its owner and former Ducati champion Jeff Nash. It is an opportunity to purchase a one of a kind Italian Championship race bike. Celebrate the first winning Ducati design with the landmark trellis frame.
With autopgraphed gas tank and racing pedigree intact, this TT2 also won Best Sounding TT Ducati at the 2011 Barber Festival.
Select Equipment Specifications:
-SOC desmodromic system
-40mmDell'Orto PHF 40 carburetors
-300mm twin-disc front calipers
-597cc 10.4:1 81 x 58mm 4-stroke
In 1981 Ducati prepared an amazing racing twin based on the production Pantah: it was known simply as the TT2. The revolutionary Taglioni designed trellis frame suspeneded the engine as a stressed and weight saving member.
The Verlicchi built frame was extremely light at just 18 lbs. The fork was a Marzocchi with magnesium-dash alloy sheaths, while the single-shock cantilever rear suspension used a single Paioli unit. Also noteworthy were the Campagnolo ultra-light alloy wheels with a diameter of 18"; later the bike was fit with a 16" front wheel. Weighing in at 287 lbs with more than 77 bhp.
The bike used a Brembo braking system with a twin 280 mm disk up front. The engine was pushed to the regulation limit - 597 cc. The bike, very light and so compact that it was ill-suited for tall riders, had a swept-back fairing and a fuel tank lodged between the frame's tubes.
This model was so successful that Ducati decided to make some versions for the private teams, which were queuing up to use this new creature designed by Fabio Taglioni.
From 1980 through to 1984, the 600 TT2 was basically unbeatable. In the Italian Championship the "winning aces" were respectively Walter Cussigh and Massimo Broccoli, flanked by Vanes Francini from Forlì, in addition to the success of then up and comer Guido Del Piano.
TT2 Notable Racers