Ducati 500GTV Sport (1979-81)

Make Model: Ducati 500GTL


Year: 1979 – 81
Engine: Four stroke, parallel twin cylinder, SOHC, chain driven, 2 valve per cylinder
Capacity: 496.9 cc / 30.2 cu in
Bore x Stroke: 78 x 52 mm
Compression Ratio: 9.6:1
Cooling System: Air cooled
Induction: Dell’Orto PHF30BS/BD
Ignition: Points and coil
Spark Plug: Champion L81
Starting: Kick
Battery: Yuasa Y50-N18L-A1, 12V 18Ah
Max Power: 25.7 kW / 35 hp @ 6500 rpm
Clutch: Wet, multiplate
Transmission: 5 Speed
Primary Drive Ratio: 2.125:1 (32/68)
Gear Ratios: 1st 2.500 / 2nd 1.714 / 3rd 1.333 / 4th 1.074 / 5th 0.900:1
Final Drive Ratio: 2.923:1 (13/38)
Final Drive: Chain
Front Suspension: 35 mm Paioli telescopic fork
Rear Suspension: Swing arm, 2 x Marzocchi shocks, 3-way adjustable

Front Brakes: 2 x 256 mm Brembo discs
Rear Brakes: Single 260 mm Brembo disc
Front Tyre: 3.25-18
Rear Tyre: 3.50-18
Dimensions: Length: 2050 mm / 80.7 in Width: 760 mm / 29.9 in Height: 1060 mm / 41.7 in
Wheelbase: 1400 mm / 55.1 in
Seat Height: 760 mm / 29.9 in
Dry Weight: 183 kg / 403 lbs
Wet Weight: 196 kg / 432 lbs
Fuel Capacity: 19 L / 5.0 US gal / 4.2 Imp gal
Top Speed: 175 km/h / 109 mph

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