One of the lesser-known bikes in Ducati’s history is the distinctively-styled Pantah 500SL, a replacement to the 350/500 parallel twins that stunk up the marketplace. They’re hard to find in original or restored condition – this is one of the former.
Basic specifications included 45 horsepower at 9,000 rpm, a top speed of 115 miles per hour, and a wet weight of 433 pounds. For more on the Pantah, check out this profile on Motorcycle Classics, where they say that “The Pantah was born from improbable triumph and colossal failure.”
The seller of this example has listed it on behalf of an “elderly friend” who’s the original owner. He notes damage to the right fairing (amusingly covered by a band-aid) but says the rest of the bike is a 9/10 and that it’s a “100% original survivor.” He adds that it comes with “a few botxes of extra parts, all the original manuals, and a file folder of all work done over the years.”
Find this Pantah for sale in Corvallis, Oregon for $7,500 here on Facebook Marketplace.