Ducati Belt-Drive Two-Valve Twins Motorcycle Restoration Guide is a hands-on guide designed to help enthusiasts ensure authenticity when buying, restoring or simply living with this special breed of Ducati motorcycles introduced in 1979. This guide specifically covers the 500/600/650SL, 750 F1, 750 Sport, 750SS, 900SS, Monster, along with other post ’79 two-valve belt-drive Ducatis. The book includes key components and model specifications useful for ensuring originality and authenticity. Ian Falloon imparts rich historical context, practical details, and cautionary advice on specific Ducati models. The book also includes hundreds of photos illustrating mechanical detail and numerous sidebars suggesting model-specific modifications. Appendices identify valuable sources for the restorer as well as detailed model specifications. First published in 2000, this revised edition has been updated with new information for its 2012 release.
About the Author
Ian Falloon was born in 1952 in New Zealand. In 1976 he began working for the New Zealand Ducati distributor Baker, and later, for Eurobike. This led to a life-long passion for Italian motorcycles and Ducati in particular. In the 1980’s Ian moved to Australia and began writing for motorcycle magazines as a freelance journalist and photographer, an occupation he continues to this day. Falloon’s first book, The Ducati Story, was originally published in 1996, and has since appeared in five editions, six reprints, as well as translations into German and Italian. The success of The Ducati Story has led to the publication of an additional fifteen books on Ducati, and fifteen more on motorcycle marques including BMW, Moto Guzzi, Laverda, Honda, and Kawasaki. An avid collector and restorer of older Italian motorcycles, Ian Falloon is considered one of the world authorities on Ducati motorcycles. He resides in Melbourne, Australia with his wife and two sons.
Ducati Belt-Drive Two-Valve Twins Motorcycle Restoration Guide
Format: Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Octane Press
Publication date: 10/01/2012