Flashback. The 1957 Ducati 175 S.

The Ducati S/T were produced from 1957 to 1961. Engine is a four stroke, single cylinder, SOHC, shaft and bevel gear driven. 175.4 cc/10.7 cu inch with a 4-speed transmission. Front and rear brakes are full aluminum Drum, 180 mm front 160 mm rear.

Leopoldo Tartarini’s and Giorgio Monetti’s trek around the world on a Ducati 175s, an extraordinary adventure in the history of Ducati and in international motorcycling as well. The goal of this incredible, pioneering trip, lasting an entire year (September ’57 to September ’58) and hitting the roads of all the continents, was to advertise the Ducati brand and to build a network of dealers in countries where Ducati was still unknown. (photo @ Doug Mitchel, 630-605-6276.

10 Responses to “Flashback. The 1957 Ducati 175 S.”


  1. 1 Seymour Apr 6th, 2018 at 8:11 am

    What a beauty

  2. 2 BOSS HAWG Apr 6th, 2018 at 10:44 am

    Yep, a timeless beauty at that and 107 ci single cylinder way back then.

    Boss Hawg.

  3. 3 Biggles Apr 7th, 2018 at 7:02 am

    175cc = 107ci?! I don’t think so!
    Beautiful bike though.

  4. 4 Chief Waldo Apr 7th, 2018 at 10:04 am

    More like 10.7ci…

  5. 5 Mike Apr 7th, 2018 at 1:35 pm

    My God, just look at that craftsmanship of the fuel tank. Now everything is plastic and mass produced look and feel. It is true they just don’t make them like that anymore.

  6. 6 Jeff Duval Apr 7th, 2018 at 2:59 pm

    “Less is More” indeed 🙂 !…

  7. 7 Woody's Apr 8th, 2018 at 7:15 am

    I wonder what it cost then, and what the average income was.

  8. 8 hacksaw Apr 9th, 2018 at 11:43 am

    maybe the ugliest gas tank in history. otherwise a sweet bike!

  9. 9 Bill Apr 12th, 2018 at 9:35 pm

    Biggles, it is 10.7 cubic inches, not 107.

  10. 10 burnout Apr 13th, 2018 at 12:22 pm

    Ducati models have staying power. Putting new tires on a 99 750SS now. 2711 miles!! peace

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