Ducati ‘Desmotre’ L-twins

Ducati new generation liquidcooled L-twins ST3(valve)

ducatilogo4In 2004 Ducati launched the new ST3 with a liquid cooled 3 valve desmo-head.
For unknown reasons the production of this fantastic smooth engine stopped already in 2007.
The engine output is 75 KW (102 HP) @ 8750 rpm and Torque is 93 Nm – 9,5 gkm @ 7250 rpm (first production version)
107 HP and 100 NM in the later (2005-2007) version.
22-01-2003 is the publication date of the European Patent Application EP1277921.
Applicant is Ducati Motor Holding SPA (IT) and inventor is Gianluigi Mengoli. [See three of the 14 patent pics].

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pictures of the perspex-model

picture of the cylinder head on foot board

[Classificatie = Group 6 A]