After an afternoon of bike work, we took a quick trip down to the Ace Cafe for a well derserved cup of tea. Trouble is by the time I’d finished and got my camera out, most of the really cool bikes had already left. But there still a few awesome ones around, my favourites were a red/ yellow Triumph – which I don’t know the model name (please help me out) and a black/ gold Ducati 900SD.
There were a few others around like a rather smart Triton and a stunning (and very loud) Ariel, but I didn’t really get the chance to get any pictures of them, still maybe next time – can’t wait to finish the engine on my CB750F2 so I can take it down there. My Ducati Monster is cool, but sometimes just not cool enough when compared to some of the vintage bikes
Other than that there were the standard Gixxers and Harleys. It was also great to see a few wheelies outside and a couple on a Triumph sports bike in their tracksuits, by tracksuits I mean shell suits – not racing leathers! Lets hope they didn’t crash because I’m sure no ones wants to see their tattered remains tattoed on the asphalt.
Anyway, here are a few pictures of my two favourite bikes from this afternoon.
Ducati SD 900 Darmah
|Make Model||Ducati 900SD Darmah|
|Engine||Air cooled, four stroke, 90°“L”twin cylinder, SOHC, desmodromic 2 valve per cylinder.|
|Bore x Stroke||86 x 74.4 mm|
|Induction||2x 32mm Dell’Orto PHM carbs.|
|Ignition / Starting||Bosch electronic / electric|
|Max Power||74hp @ 7500 rpm|
|Transmission / Drive||5 Speed / chain|
|Front Suspension||Telescopic forks|
|Rear Suspension||Marzocchi shocks 5-way spring preload adjustable.|
|Front Brakes||2x 280mm discs|
|Rear Brakes||Single 260mm disc 1 piston caliper|
|Dry-Weight / Wet-Weight||215 kg / 224 kg|
|Fuel Capacity||16 Litres|
|Consumption average||41 mp/g|
|Braking 60 – 0 / 100 – 0||/ 39 m|
|Standing ¼ Mile||13.6 sec / 159 km/h|
|Top Speed||184.5 km/h|
(please let me know the model, if you know it)