1986 Ducati 750 F1 Montjuich


The 1986 Ducati 750 F1 Montjuich was a serious racing bike named after the famous Montjuich Park Gran Prix in Spain. See more motorcycle pictures.

The 1986 Ducati 750 F1 Montjuich motorcycle was the first bike legendary designer Fabio Taglioni designed after coming out of retirement.

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Ducati entered the motorcycle market after World War II with small-displacement, single-cylinder machines. Designer Fabio Taglioni arrived in the mid 1950s, adding a shaft-driven overhead cam and desmodromic valve actuation to Ducati's racing engines.

By 1971, both these features were offered on some of the company's road-going models, and those single-cylinder Ducatis were potent machines.

Venturing into the sportbike market in 1971, Ducati introduced a 750-cc V-twin with the traditional shaft-driven cams and desmodromic valve gear. It was followed by larger-displacement versions that met with great success, and quickly took over Ducati's line.

But there was a time when it appeared as though the Italian company, with its famous "desmo" powerplants, was on its last legs. Luckily for sportbike enthusiasts, Cagiva entered the picture and rescued the Ducati name from the brink of disaster.

To develop the Montjuich, which was named for the famous Montjuich Park Gran Prix circuit in Barcelona, Spain, Cagiva management lured Fabio Taglioni out of retirement to breathe new life into the tired 90-degree V-twin.

Having done so, Ducati assembled the rest of the motorcycle -- sparing no expense -- for racing homologation. Only 200 of the 750-cc bikes were built, a mere 10 finding their way to the United States.

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The 1986 Ducati 750 F1 Montjuich had no turn signals, no air filters, and no spot for a passenger.
The 1986 Ducati 750 F1 Montjuich had no turn signals, no air filters, and no spot for a passenger.

Shaft-driven cams and desmodromic valve gear were featured on the 1986 Ducati 750 F1 Montjuich motorcycle.

The tachometer redlined at an impressive 9000 rpm. The tachometer redlined at an impressive 9000 rpm.
The tachometer redlined at an impressive 9000 rpm.
Very few of these Ducati 750-cc V-twins found their way to the United States. Very few of these Ducati 750-cc V-twins found their way to the United States.
Very few of these Ducati 750-cc V-twins found their way to the United States.
Massive Brembo floating ventilated disc brakes were found front and rear. Massive Brembo floating ventilated disc brakes were found front and rear.
Massive Brembo floating ventilated disc brakes were found front and rear.
The dry weight of the Montjuich was a mere 367 pounds. The dry weight of the Montjuich was a mere 367 pounds.
The dry weight of the Montjuich was a mere 367 pounds.

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