Ducati 125 Grand Prix Motorcycle Road Racer | 1955 Ducati 125 Grand Prix prototype
I’ve often thought that the appeal of racing motorcycles is in their sculptural qualities. And despite the charmless name, there are few things more elegant than a ‘dustbin’ fairing from the 1950s. This one is an exceptionally beautiful example, and a testament to the metalworker’s skill. It was created for a 1955 Ducati 125 Grand Prix prototype, a machine based on the 100cc Gran Sport designed by Fabio Taglioni. Nestling in the frame is asingle-cylinder DOHC ‘Bialbero’ engine: in Grand Prix trim, it produced a 16hp at a heady 10,500rpm.
This particular bike was successfully raced by Willy Scheidhauer, who scored wins at Zandvoort and Tubbergen between 1956 and 1961.
Stunning and rare Ducati 125 Grand Prix, motorcycle road racer brought to us by Bike EXIF blog.