For one year only, Ducati decided to create a 450 motocrosser after their American importer convinced them it was a market worth exploring. “R/T” stood for Road/Trail, which might explain why the bike was heavier than the MX competition at 300 pounds. It did not sell well, meaning these are hard to find nowadays.
The motor was good for 38 horsepower, and the only paint option was bright yellow. For a lot more information on this rare Ducati, check out this comprehensive write-up from PulpMX.
Find this R/T for sale in Indianapolis, Indiana with bidding up to $4,453 here on eBay.