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Like most folks, I had no idea that Ducati had ever made a scooter. My first Ducati was a yellow M600 Monster, swiftly followed up by a red M900 Monster. The thought of owning a scooter had never crossed my mind but when this little fella popped up on eBay, I had to have it.
The Brio was released in 1963 in Italy, designed by a chap called Gio Ponti. Although he was pretty much an architect, he designed all sorts of engineering based items too, including an intercom, also for Ducati, strangely enough.
I also came across a frame index on Bevel Heaven some time ago and provided them with my details to update the log. So far the only 48 on there!!
- Make Model - Ducati 48/50 Brio
- Year - 1963 - 1967
- Engine - Two-stroke, Single cylinder, piston port
- Capacity - 47.6cc / 2.9cu in
- Bore x Stroke - 38 x42mm
- Compression Ratio - 7.0:1
- Cooling System - Fan cooled
- Induction - Dell'Orto SHA 14/12
- Starting - Kick
- Max Power - 1.1kW / 1.5hp @ 5200rpm
- Clutch - Wet, multiple
- Transmission - Three speed
- Final Drive - Chain
- Frame - Pressed steel
- Front Suspension - Swinging shackle fork
- Rear Suspension - Swingarm, dual rubber shocks
- Front Brakes - Drum, 105mm
- Rear Brakes - Drum, 105mm
- Front Wheel - 2.75 x 9"
- Rear Wheel - 2.75 x 9"
- Dry Weight - 63.5kg / 140lbs
- Top Speed - 50km/h / 31mph