I digged up already > 70 ever produced desmo-systems.
Twentyfour minus ten solved in the mean time makes fourteen* systems that are still more or less a mystery to me.
Who can solve the hereunder mentioned mysteries? Pictures; drawings; articles; everything is welcome!
Please take a look at "Systems" also for further information.
Contact me by email:firstname.lastname@example.org
[In Dutch; English; German and French].
(~~~~~~~~~~ means that the mystery in the listing is solved already, pushing the system name to the right.)
Aries (system 1907)
Aries (system 1922)
~~~~~~~~~~ BRM = "Solved" by Mr. Tony Rudd from U.K.(see: "systems")
Roland Brüdersdorf (BMW F 650 Desmo-head)
~~~~~~~~~~ Brushmobile= Solved by Nic Portway and Barry Harvey from the UK (12-12-2012)
~~~~~~~~~~ Ducati Bordi's 4-valve beveltwin ad "L" = Solved by myself (Sept.2004)
~~~~~~~~~~ Duesenberg = Solved by "myself" actively searching the help from people like Russel Mack who contacted the Museum Of American Speed.
~~~~~~~~~~ ESO = Solved by Bennie Ludolphy (spring 2012) and by myself (November 2013)
~~~~~~~~~~ Ferrari = Solved by friends visiting the Ferrari Museum
~~~~~~~~~~ Honda = solved by myself when being confronted with the hard ware and texts in Budrio (at the Desmoshow)
~~~~~~~~~~ Maserati V6 = Solved by Andrea Ridolfi from Italy (see: "systems") (November 2005)
~~~~~~~~~~ Maserati V8 = Solved by Andrea Ridolfi from Italy (see: "systems")
~~~~~~~~~~ Miller = Solved by Mr. Anonymous
~~~~~~~~~~ Mondial 125 = Solved by Mr. Pochettino the actual owner of that bike. After 45 years it is revealed that the Mondial was NON-Desmo!
~~~~~~~~~~ Mondial 175 = "Solved" by Nunzia Manicardi, by myself and shown in 3D interpretation by Manolis Pattakos. Source: Motociclismo d'Epoca" of february 2002 Article by Carlo Perelli at: email@example.com (see: "systems")
~~~~~~~~~~ MV Agusta = Solved by Andrea Ridolfi from Italy (see: "systems")
~~~~~~~~~~ Norton (Brian Thomas) Solved by myself (spring 2012)
Norton 350 single (Harry Hinton)
Orionette (see: "systems")
Pegaso Z 102 (supposed desmo)
Pistonock-Henderson & Pat McNutty DSVPE (Desmodromic Single Valve Pot Engine) see: Adventures of Dr. Arthur Pistonock-Henderson and the Rev. Pat McNutty
Rudge 250 DDS (David Downer Special) 1958
~~~~~~~~~~~Treen = Solved by Charles Treen from U.K. (see: "systems")
~~~~~~~~~~~SEFAC (System Emile Petit)(see: "systems") = solved by myself
* situation: November 19, 2013 (last update)