1st picture: the Pantah prototype as was presented to the Koln motorcycle show in Germany, 1977. The bodywork is already more or less the one that will be carried on in production, with the "NCR" style tailpiece and the "slabsides" tank. The fairing instead, has a very classical design, unlike the fairing that the Pantah will receive two years later, designed by Marco Cuppini, at the time basketball player in the Bologna team. Note the Campagnolo "Hydroconico" front brake!

the text in Italian says: for Production and Junior races Ducati realized this "L" twin named Pantah. Although it follows the very well known Ducati scheme, it has various new solutions as the toothed belt drive to the desmo camshafts, the upper trellis frame and the swingarm pivoted on the rear of the engine. These are the main characteristics: bore & stroke 74 x 58, capacity 498.8 cc, compression ratio 10.5:1, power about 70 Hp at 11000 RPM (we know now that this was a blatant lie), Ducati electronic ignition, five gears