Ducati Singles Books


Ducati by Mick Walker, printed 1993 Covers lots, up to the 888 Nice color pictures of a couple singles. Ducati has consistently produced some of the fastest and most glamorous motorcycles in the world. Interestingly, the Bologna based manufacturer began its ascent as a producer of the Cucciolo (Little Pup), a 49cc engine that fit on ordinary bicycles. >From there the company blossomed and produced a steady stream of engineering and race track successes. First came the "Desmo" models in the late 1960s, followed by the V-Twins in the 1970s, and the Paso, 851, and 888 of the 1980s. Ducati racers have captured a succession of World Superbike and TT Formula 2 championships, among other titles. Mick Walker's book, with its 120 color photos and incredibly well- researched text, vividly brings Ducati's greatest triumphs to life. Whether reading about the history and development of these spectacular motorcycles or just savoring the gorgeous color photos, Ducati fans will treasure this book. Paper, 8-1/4 X 9 in., 128 pp., 120 color illus Whitehorse Press DUCAT $15.95 Classic Motorbooks 118787AE $15.95

Illustrated Ducati Buyers Guide Second Edition, by Mick Walker, printed 1994 Seems to cover all of the Ducatis, but no Cagiva, up to the 916 Certainly the best source of information about these exotic Italian bikes. Includes 200 photos of the V-Twins, overhead cam singles, and others. Also includes clubs and parts sources. Paper, 7-1/2 X 9-1/4 in., 160 pp., 200 illus. Whitehorse Press DUCBG $16.95 Classic Motorbooks 118984AP $16.95

Ducati Singles Restoration by Mick Walker <out of print>, printed 1991 Covers all ohc bevel-driven four-strokes and piston-port two-strokes 1957-77 In this book, his second on Ducati single-cylinder motorcycles, Mick Walker uses his own personal collection of factory literature, gathered over many years, to create a guide that's invaluable for anyone planning the restoration of post-1957 bevel-driven four stroke and piston-port two-stroke Ducatis. Using over 250 pictures and illustrations, Walker covers complete renovation from the early stages of deciding whether to repair or replace parts, to finishing touches such as paint and plating details. Also included is the repair of engines, transmissions, carburetors, frames suspensions, and electrical systems, Appendices covering engine settings, color schemes, model specifications, gear ratios, and model alterations. An essential guide to making your restoration authentic. Paper, 7-3/4 X 10-1/2 in., 240 pp., 250 illus. Whitehorse Press DUC1R $36.95

Ducati Twins Restoration by Mick Walker Motorcycle expert Mick Walker's book covers a wide variety of restoration procedures and techniques for over 30 different Ducati models, ranging from the 750 GT of the early '70s to the 750 F1/Montjuich models of the mid '80s. Walker details hundreds of useful restoration diagrams and black and white photos. Chapters cover a wide range of subjects, including the engine, transmission, carburetor and exhaust, frame, suspension, electrics, seating, and detailing. Over a dozen useful appendices list everything from carburetor settings and gas tank capacities to gear ratios and color schemes. All told, 240 pages of vital info for anybody repairing or restoring a Ducati twin. Paper, 7-3/4 X 10-1/2 in., 240 pp., many b/w illus. Whitehorse Press DUC2R $39.95 Classic Motorbooks 118537AE $39.95

Ducati Tuning: V-Twins with Bevel Drive Camshafts by Stephen Eke Some very careful maintenance techniques are required to keep these machines in good order. Only mediocre performance will be obtained if adherence to servicing techniques is not strictly observed. This book does not set out to advise on the modification of Ducatis by adding racing components. Instead it is meant as a guide for reaching the true potential of road machines with standard components. Properly tuned for the road, a Ducati can out perform machines set up for racing, especially in zero-to-sixty times and performance through tight, twisty roads. The book covers: carburetion, ignition, exhaust, brakes, wheels. suspension, jet specifications, workshop procedures, and more. Hardbound, 6 X 8-1/2 in., 112 pp., 77 illus. Whitehorse Press DCUTN $29.95 Classic Motorbooks 110909C $29.95

Ducati Workshop Manual by Ducati This workshop manual was written by the Ducati factory to provide basic information to dismantle, overhaul, reassemble, repair, and tune any single-cylinder overhead camshaft Ducati in the most efficient manner possible. A detailed description of all the required operations is supported with a series of photographs, drawings, diagrams and tables. Step-by-step instructions show the best procedures and correct tools to use. Covers 160 Monza Junior (all editions), 250 Monza, 250 GT, 250 Mark 3, 250 Mach 1, 250 Motocross Scrambler, and 350 Sebring. (Note: Classic Motorbooks' description says it also covers 450s). Paper, 8-1/2 X 1 in., 144 pp., 139 illus. Whitehorse Press DUCWM $28.95 Classic Motorbooks 109903C $28.95

Cycle World on Ducati 1962-1980 by Cycle World Staff Reprints of reviews, Couple on the Diana, a series on racing a 250, and lots of other stuff. Reprints of articles form Cycle World magazine. Included are road tests, reviews, riding impressions, technical data, advertising materials, used bike reports, and other useful information. Paper 7-7/8 X 10-3/4 in., 80 pp. approx 100 illus. Whitehorse Press CDU62 $12.95 Classic Motorbooks 112280B $12.95

Cycle World on Ducati 1982-1991 by Cycle World Staff Whitehorse Press CDU82 $12.95 Classic Motorbooks 119170B $12.95

Haynes Motorcycle Repair Manuals - Ducati Covers: 750 V-Twin (1971-73), 750GT (1974-76), 750 Sport (1974-76), 750SS Desmo (1974-1976), 860GT (1975-77), 900SS (1975-77), 860GTS (1976- 77), 900GTS (1977) 148 pp. 355 illus. Whitehorse Press H259 $18.95

Clymer Motorcycle Repair Manual - Ducati Ducati 160-450cc Singles through 1974 <out of print>, printed 1979 Covers all models. Whitehorse Press M306 $24.95

Ducati Singles by Mick Walker <out of print> I don't have this one, but I hear it's a great coffe table style book, specifically on singles. (If anyone finds it available, please put a copy on hold and call me, Carl at 415 903 9624!)

Parts Book from Sid's Cycles (It's a crude photocopy, no original cover, no printing date) Covers: Ducati 250 GT, Monza, Mach 1, Motocross (SCR), Mark 3 Almost all text is in Italian. Seems to distinguish between the 1964 and 1965 Mark 3, other models have no year marked.

Ducati Parts Book from Garage Company 56-00362 (Another crude photocopy, no printing date) Spare Parts Catalogue and Price List for the Ducati D250 - 250M Lightweight Motorcycles Covers: Diana 250 and 250 Monza, no years marked. The Diana shown is the early version with the big sidecovers. Text is in French and English.

Ducati Overhead Camshaft Motorcycles Workshop Manual 4 and 5 - Speed Ducati Single Overhead Camshaft Motor Cycles (official factory manual, in english), printed 1966 Covers: 160 Monza Junior, 250 Monza, 250 GT, 250 Mark 3, 250 Mach 1, 250 SCR, 350 Sebring Included Supplement Covers: 250/350/450 Mark 3, Mark 3 Desmo, Scrambler for 1967-70, but it is pretty light coverage in the supplement., supplement published 1969

Ducati 250cc 4 Stroke - 5 Speed - O.H.C. Single-Shaft Engine Poster Studio Lucy, Bodoniana Bologna, Printed in Italy This is a poster of the classic single engine blow up. I suspect this poster is fairly rare.

Ducati Desmo The Making of a Masterpiece by Mick Walker, published 1989 Covers the desmos through the 851.

Ducati A Retrospective A good brief history of ducati. It has no date or publisher markings, but is available at some Ducati dealers in the USA.

Ducati Gold Portfolio 1960 - 1973 Compiled by R. M. Clarke for Brooklands Books: Fabulous collection of reprints from the period British and US magazines. A must for the single enthusiast as it contains more than 50 article reprints, almost all covering Ducati Singles! Substantially overlaps the coverage of Cycle World on Ducati 1982-1991 but includes much more! Paper 7-7/8 X 10-3/4 in., 170 pp.

Ducati Scrambler, Desmo E Mark 3 by Massimo Clarke: A great color book on Ducati singles, all in Italian.I can't read it, but the pictures are great!

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