As one of the earliest motorcycles Ducati has ever produced, there’s no shortage of history when it comes to the Cucciolo 65T. Designed by no less than Giovanni Fiorio, the 60 of 1949 became the first real motorcycle in Ducati’s history.
This was then followed by the 60 Sport in 1950, which came with a basic pushrod design and a 65 cc OHV single cylinder engine mated to a three-speed transmission. The model lasted in production until 1967 in the form of the 125 cc Cadet.
Back then, the Cucciolo 65T wasn’t so much into performance, as evidenced by the 2.25 horsepower output it generated. But for a bike of its time, and the technology that was available then, the Cucciolo 65T was as eye-catching then as it is today as a nice old restoration.
The Ducati Cucciolo 65T was put up for auction at the 2012 RM Auctions in Monaco with an estimated price of €3,000 - €4,000, which is around $3,800 - $5,200 based on current exchange rates. Actual selling price was $3,030.