I had very similar problems to you…
I threw my hands in the air and looked at Ness, in a pathetic way until she felt sorry for me and sorted it out.
We settled on Italy in the end as well!
I’ve not looked for my previous posts yet, I’ll have a search later.
Anyway it’s nice to see you having a go at getting the new forum up and running mate.
If not before I hope to see/meet you again at the Bristol Auto/Moto festival in the spring.
At the risk of showing my meagre knowledge of Ducati singles and exposing myself to ridicule and scorn, weren’t the 24 Horas models 450’s made in Spain? Please feel free to publically mock and humiliate me if I’m wrong.
I think Steve was referring to the fact that a lot of the late Ducati single production was carried out there rather than Mototrans own model production which lasted to circa 1983. They never made 450’s, but did make 350 models such as the Vento and Road.
Brilliant rolling chassis for its age including twin front discs and a floating rear disc brake!
The 24 Horas or 24 Horrors as it became nicknamed over here were 250’s. This like all there models until Ducati production stopped were essentially based on the earlier narrowcase motors.
I’ve seen quite a few 250/350 Spanish built Scramblers which can be identified by the Telesco front forks which have steel sliders and also the absence of ‘made in Italy’ on the clutch inspection cover.
Mick Walkers book ‘Ducati Single’ covers this in detail and is definitely one of his better Ducati single books.
PS I suppose we should really move this off topic thread to the singles section.