Ducati 500 P.L. M. Dakar 1981

Ducati 500 P.L. M. Dakar 1981

The amazing Ducati P.L. M. by Xavier Baldet, realized on basis Ducati Pantah led to 52 HP, 150 kg for a maximum speed of 180 kmh. Tubular trellis frame was custom-designed for the realization of this model. Ironically it was the failure of the frame causing the withdrawal of Baldet.

 

Ducati 500 P.L. M. Dakar 1981

Below a video excerpt which testifies to the disastrous retreat of Baldet.

 

 


TECHNICAL DATA OF THE BIKE

ENGINE
Cubic capacity: 498,9 CC
RPM: 9.050
Carburetor: Dellorto PHF 36

TRANSMISSION
Clutch: multiple disc q & #8217; oil
Primary drive: helical gears

FRAME
Forks: Marzocchi 38 PA advanced axle excursion 300 mm.
Shock absorbers: double wishbone excursion 230 mm.
Brakes: drum, front from 160 mm rear 150 mm.

TRIP METER
Weight: dry 150 kg
Fuel tank: in kevlar from 46 liters
Maximum speed: 180 kmh