1980 Ducati Pantah 500
We are pleased to be able to offer you this small piece of Italian history, having undergone a full service carried out by ourselves including new timing belts & tensioners, oil and filter change, brand new Avon tyres along with a new battery & fresh brake fluid she is ready for her new owner!
The first of Ducati’s ‘new generation’ desmodromic v-twins, the 500 Pantah made its debut at the 1978 Cologne Show. Designed by Fabio Taglioni, the Pantah engine abandoned the Bologna company’s traditional shaft-and-bevel-gears camshaft drive in favour of toothed rubber belts. With 46bhp available at the back wheel the Pantah was capable of close to 120mph, which was some going for 500cc four-stroke in those days. A straight-tube trellis frame and triple Brembo disc brakes ensured that Pantah handled and stopped as well as it went in a straight line.