The Mark 3’s (250, 350 and 450) were born of the single-cylinder in “narrow casings”.
The first model, in particular, are considered enormously beautiful examples of Italian design and are sought after by collectors all over the world.
The Desmo model of 1971, recognizable by its singular metallic livery, represents the apex of accomplishment for sports single-cylinder roadbikes.
|Type||4-stroke single-cylinder, with 10° forward angle configuration|
|Bore and Stroke||74 x 57,8|
|Total displacement||248,6 cc|
|Compression ratio||9,7 : 1|
||By O.H.C. valves inclined 80°|
|Lubrication||Wet sump forced lubrication with gear pump|
|Carburetor||Dell'Orto VHB 29 carburetor|
||30 HP at 8000 r.p.m.|
||125 Km/h (normal position), 143 Km/h (head down position)
|Primary drive||By helical gear|
||Wet, multi-plate clutch
||Simplex open cradle tubolar steel frame
||Front hydraulic telescopic forks
||Swinging arm rear suspension with adjustable hydraulic shocks
||Drum brakes Ø 180 mm|
||Drum brakes Ø 160 mm
||2,75 x 18''|
||3,00 x 18'