The first of Ducati’s new generation of “desmodromic” v-twins, the Pantah made its debut in 500cc form in 1978.
The word refers to a reciprocating engine valve, now shortened to Demso in the pantheon of Ducati nomenclature.
An early example of a modern classic, this 1979 Pantah 500 SL is expected to bring in up to about $6,500 at Bonhams’ Les Grandes Marques du Monde sale in Paris on February 6—but we expect the stunning bike will be worth much more in a few years.
Talk about “fast-appreciating”…
- Posted January 27, 2014
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