RT 450 paint colours

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RT 450 paint colours

Post by John_W » Mon Sep 26, 2011 6:15 am

Hi all,

my first question in my quest to restore this bike.

Can anyone tell me the correct colour for the frame, tank and panels please ?

Next question, are side panels and seat covers available, and if so where from ?

Many thanks,

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Post by gioto3 » Mon Sep 26, 2011 10:52 am

From Mick Walker "Ducati single restoration"
"450R/T and T/S 1971-3
Silver frame and swinging arm assembly, stands and chainguard.
All plastic parts such as side panels, tank, mudguards, headlamp cowling (T/S) moulded in yellow, except the RT front number plate, which was white.
Both models had competition numbers backgrounds on side panels in white.
Rear number plate/ligth-support mounting (T/S) in moulded black rubber."
You can ask for the colors codes to Livio Lodi, the curator of the Ducati Museum in Borgo Panigale, He is very helpful. You can find the mail at Ducati.com
1980 Ducati 900 SS Darmah
1977 Ducati 125 six days
1972 Ducati 450 Scrambler
1953 Ducati 65 Sport
1949 Ducati CCC 60

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Post by John_W » Mon Sep 26, 2011 5:00 pm

thanks for a comprehensive and rapid reply.

Much appreciated.

I guess I need to go buy that book too.


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