The 1980 Factory prepared Ducati TT2 was based on the production Pantah engine increased to regulation limit of 597 cc with a bespoke frame weighing just 7 kg. Marzocchi forks, Brembo brakes and a single-shock suspension with a cantilever type swing arm and Campagnolo alloy wheels.
Designed by Fabio Taglioni, it was so successful that Ducati agreed to supply some “customer” versions for the private teams, which were queuing up however few frames were produced. Approximately 26 bikes were numbered and so many very good replica frames were constructed some by well respected race teams.
This is a genuine Verlicchi TT2 framed bike that was assembled in 1983 by famous Italian Ducati mechanic from Rome, Signore Lenci for a privateer racer, that featured and still retains a full race spec engine with with a dry clutch, 41mm Dellorto carbs, rare works adjustable forks and Campagnolo magnesium wheels. Having been in a private collection for some years it would require a full service and check over before being returned to the track.
Today the estimated cost of this build would be well over £15,000 without the addition of a race spec engine.