This beautiful stunning photograph of the Ducati 450s Scrambler motorbike was just one member of the Ducati family, they were collectively known as the Ducati singles which were single cyclinder motorcycles, made by Ducati from 1950 to 1974. Chief Engineer Fabio Taglioni developed a desmodric valve system in these years, a system that opens and closes the valves using the camshaft, without the need for valve springs. This valve system has become a trademark feature of Ducati motorcycles. In January, 1968, Ducati announced plans to build and market the 450 cc Mark 3D. The D was for Desmodromic. Early in 1969 the long-awaited Desmo production machine began appearing. The Desmo design in the new engine, had all four closing and opening lobes mounted on the same shaft, similar to the arrangement used in the late fifties W196 Mercedes-Benz Formula 1 cars. The bike was available in Europe in 250 and 350 versions as well as the 450. This stunning photograph of the 450S scrambler was taken by James Mann.
This photograph is available in three sizes A4 (21cm x 29.7cm), A3 (29.7cm x 42cm), and A2 (42cm x 59.4cm)
About the Photographer:
James Mann is one of the world's leading car and motorcycle photographers, with more than 30 years of experience shooting for motoring publications, the car industry, and businesses around the world. His work has appeared within and on the covers of more than 50 books and has provided stunning visuals for numerous magazines, including Classic and Sports Car, CAR magazine, Forza, The Sunday Times, and Automobile magazine as well as being chosen to photograph the British Auto Legends stamps for the Royal Mail.
DISCLAIMER: This is an OFFICIAL and copyright photograph by photographer James Mann.