1963 Ducati Diana 250 MK3 for sale

1963 Ducati Diana 250 MK3 $7995

  • Engine serial DM250 85020
  • Engine was restored crank pin out, not yet started. Correct large valve head shimmed valves
  • Dellorto SSI 27A carb, complete but not tested
  • Scrambler exhaust pipe, although very cool, not correct
  • Professionally prepped and painted fenders, headlight, tail light and all frame components.
  • 7-fin front and 5-fin rear hub cleaned and light polish.
  • M. Baruzzo 18x2.25 rims and double butted Alpina spokes, new Duro tires
  • Original 4.5 tank with original paint, repair to headlight ear mount
  • NOS clip-ons and levers and Super-Pratic throttle.
  • Rare original Diana seat
  • Magneto tested and does spark.
  • Headlight repro, tail light original

Needs to be done:

  • Control cables, clutch, brakes and throttle need to be connected
  • Have tach sending unit (not shown) setup but Veglia tachometer needs to be rebuilt

UPDATED June 25, 2017

The 1963-ish Ducati Diana Mark 3 has been restored into existence with original parts that took me about 10 years to collect. Same M. Baruzzo rims and double butt spokes. The tank has the original paint, although the frame and fenders have been repainted. The seat is a 5-speed Mark 3 original seat, with a large piece of black tape done the center. I have searched the planet for a real Diana seat, no joy. The exhaust is from a 5-speed Ducati Scrambler, but I think it looks cool. I have the 29mm SSI carb with extras.

UPDATED January 24, 2016

Working on the seat of both the Diana and the Falcon. The rubber material is still a little pliable so a little stitching and duct tape will hold it together, then off to an upholsterer for a new cover.

January 3, 2016

Starting the assembly process of the Diana 250 and Diana 250 Mark 3. I am in search of a pancake headlight,trying to find an original, but they are so hard to find.

UPDATED March 30, 2014

I had the fenders painted, which came out very well. Here are the 3 front fenders, the Diana 250 Mark 3 4-speed on the left, which is the same as the 250 Scrambler. The one in the middle is the Diana 250 4-speed, same as the 250 Monza. The one on the right is the coveted 250 Mark 3/Mach 1 fender. As you can see the Mach 1 fender is slightly narrower than the Monza.

UPDATED March 11, 2012

The bike is pretty much disassembled and ready for paint. I decided to take apart the rear shocks so I can polish the lower aluminum covers and have the upper covers painted. There are several techniques for taking these apart and I found that using a furniture clamp works best. Here are some pic of the process - it is pretty self explanatory

UPDATED February 5, 2012

Started breaking down the Flower power bike for rebuild. Here are some pics of taking the wheels apart. The reason I am breaking down the wheels is that the early Diana 250's and the Diana 250 Mark 3 both have M Baruzzo chrome rims, which are getting increaingly hard to find along with the butted spokes. My Flower Power bike had it's M Baruzzo rims painted. I am planning on sending them to a chrome shop for plating back to the original condition.

Here is a rim that I laced up with the butted spokes. I was lucky to find a set of rims for my Diana 250 Mark 3, I am hoping the chrome shop does a nice job and that the M Baruzzo stamping is visible after the new chrom.

UPDATED April 4, 2011

M. Baruzzo wheels

These Diana's featured chromed steel rims by M. Baruzzo, which are really hard to find, since they were not used on too many bikes. They are very narrow, 1.6 inch wide for 2.00-2.50 tires.

Here are some pics. Now all I need is the special spokes. The Diana 250 spokes are the "high performance" variety, 3.5mm at the ends and 3.0mm in the center of the shaft. The hub is a 7-fin Grimeca hub.

UPDATED January 30, 2011

Diana Tanks and Clip-ons

With record snow and cold in the Northeast this winter, there has not been much action in my garage. Tough I have been busy scrounging parts and it's interesting how one thing leads to another. I found another Diana 4.5 Lt tank which is in really good original shape, except for one of the mounting ears. I also found a set of reproduction clipons that look really like the original, except for the levers.

Here is the tank I just bought and the one from the flower-power Diana

Interesting that the under side of the tanks were different. I was hoping that the one was an really really rare 250 F3 tank, but the experts tell me it is just a variation in design, common in the 1960's with Ducati. Most likely the flower-power tank is from an early Diana and the other is from a later one, maybe a 4-speed Diana Mark 3 which was only made for a few years before Ducati came out with the 5-speed. Nevertheless, these tanks are so cool and it will be a blast getting these 2 bikes together this winter and spring

Here are some pics of the clipon's from http://www.motocicliveloci.it/ These guys are a real class act. I ordered with paypal and 4 days later that big brown truck showed-up with the box. Not cheap, but nothing of value is ever cheap. I had to file down a lever to get it to fit (broke my heart to do this) and I am not happy with the fit, so I am thinking I will get an expert to do a quality job.

The levers that came with the clipons on the left and the lever I want to use on the right

Stay tuned !

Contact me: tony@coolitalianbikes.com