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The Ducati 600 Pantah TT 2 is an Italian made competition motorcycle built in 1981. It has a four-stroke, 90 Degree V-twin, 600 cc engine; with a top speed of 155 mph (249.4 km/h).
‟Famed for its V-engined Super Sport bikes, Ducati set a new standard in 1980 with the introduction of the Pantah. The bike had a new and very compact engine of thoroughly modern design that - unusual for a motorcycle - sported single overhead camshafts driven by cogged belts.
Within a year, Ducati had evolved this aggressive racing version of the Pantah, which Tony Rutter rode to a world championship in the U 2 category. The frame was an unorthodox trellis girder made up of small-diameter tubes, from which the engine was suspended. The cantilever rear suspension was equally unorthodox, with a single shock absorber mounted beneath the tank. The mechanical components had also been redesigned: the camshaft belts were now exposed, there were bigger carburetors, and a dry-plate clutch was housed in a magnesium casing.
Thanks to front fork sheaths and spoked wheels made from the same ultra-light material, the U 2 tipped the scales at a mere287 lb. and had a very favorable power/weight ratio compared with its Japanese rivals. Derivatives of the Pantah have continued to enjoy racing success, culminating in victory in the world Superbike championship for the Frenchman Raymond Roche.
- Engine: 600cc four-stroke 90-degree V-twin
- Power output: 78 hp @ 10,500 rpm
- Valves: desmodromic; single overhead camshaft driven by cogged belt
- Fuel system: twin DellOrto 40mm carburetors
- Transmission: 5-speed gearbox; chain final drive
- Suspension: (front) telescopic forks; (rear) cantilever
- Brakes: (front) double discs; (rear) disc
- Wheels: cast magnesium
- Weight: 287 lb.
- Maximum speed: 155 mph
The advanced design of the 1981 Pantah laid the foundations for the Ducatis of the Nineties.”
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