125 S single-cylinder

The first race-derived road engine that Fabio Taglioni designed for racing.

The success achieved by the Marianna in the long-distance races was enough to convince Ducati to further develop the 125 cc single-cylinder with bevel gear timing in order to use it on production bikes.

The 125 single-cylinder was the first in a long series of single-cylinders for the road, the size of which grew to as much as 450 cc towards the mid-seventies.

Those who had witnessed Ducati win in the Motogiro d’Italia sought a sports bike with similar performance that they could ride on the road.

Ducati boasts a long tradition of adapting engines originally designed for racing for use on production models and the 125 S single-cylinder was in a certain sense the first embodiment of this philosophy.

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