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Ducati Cafe Racer

ducati monza junior 160 – classic 60's/70's cafe racer


  • ducati monza junior 160 – classic 60's/70's cafe racer
  • ducati monza junior 160 – classic 60's/70's cafe racer
  • ducati monza junior 160 – classic 60's/70's cafe racer
  • ducati monza junior 160 – classic 60's/70's cafe racer

Description

Price : GBP 1,500(Auction)
Date : March 19, 2019
Condition : Used
Year : 1971
Model : Monza
Location : Norwich, United Kingdom

Ducati Monza Junior 160cc – Italian Bevel Drive Classic
I have had this single cylinder Ducati for 14 years. the previous owner fully stripping and rebuilding the engine before selling the bike to me as a project to complete. Its been a long-term project which I have picked up and put down over that time. I successfully completed the bike and had it running for the summers of 2014-15, enjoying plenty of back lane rides out to the coast. At the end of 2015 I decided to upgrade the 6v HT electrics as much of the original Italian wiring was being to perish after so many years in service. I have recently fitted all the new electrics (HT and LT) including a new 12v generator and electronic ignition system (£300), along with a replacement/modern PHBL Dellorto carburettor, new 12v battery and box. This still needs dialling in but its starting on the button.  It’s not currently mot/insured so have not had the chance to run on the road after the rebuild.
The frame has been shot blasted and powder coated, as have the tank and other metalwork. Although they look tidy enough, they are by no means mint as this was done some years ago now.

There is always something to tinker with or improve on such bikes. As you can see from the photos the bike is tidy but not pristine. Someone might want to start again from scratch, strip it down and take it back to the original Monza style or you might like the look and patina, simply wanting to tinker with it as is.
I now have some new projects to be cracking on with and I simply need the space in the garage that the bike currently takes up.


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