September 2021 Bike of the Month
Bike of the Month Ernesto Quiroga of Long Beach with his 1968 Ducati 350 Desmo Mark 3

Make: Ducati
Model: 350 Desmo Mark 3
Year: 1968
Country of Origin: Italy
Engine: 350 Single Four Stroke
Transmission: 5 speed
Owner: Ernesto Quiroga
City: Long Beach

1968 Ducati 350 Desmo Mark 3

Congratulations to Ernesto Quiroga of Long Beach for winning Bike of the Month with his 1968 Ducati 350 Desmo Mark 3. Ernesto won a plaque provided by Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys.

Ernesto has been winning Bike of the Month since I took over the meet back in 2007. This is his fifth time winning Bike of the Month, his previous victories are:
November 2018 1988 Laverda SFC 1000
May 2009 1961 Ducati 175 Sport
December 2007 1961 Aermacchi C 250cc
November 2007 1972 Ducati Desmo 450 SS

He has owned the Ducati for a year and a half and recently completed the ground up restoration.

The bike now has a hand fabricated exhust system from Germany, a Dellorto carburetor, new aluminum rims, electronic ignition, powder coated frame, and three step paint job. The tank was chrome plated, painted and then striped.

A unique feature of this bike is the twin fuel filler caps. The tank has two fuel caps and both fill the same tank. It does look cool.

Thank you Ernesto for bringing your Desmo Mark 3 out for all of us to see. See all the photos in our September Gallery.

The Bike of the Month contest is held monthly at the Vintage Bike OC meet. Qualifying motorcycles must be 30 years old or older. Former Bike of the Month winning bikes are not eligible to win again. Anyone attending the meet is eligible to enter a qualifying bike in the contest and vote for their favorite bike. The winning bike is chosen by a popular vote and is featured on the Home page for one month and in this feature article. The Bike of the Month articles are permanent content on the site.

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