The Ducati was able to compete with the titled competitors and established its winning image as a sports bike, able to offer great performances.
It is worth mentioning that other off-road riders started running with craft-transformed Scramblers, which were anyway high performing.
Their base structure and the high power made Ducati the best Italian bikes for the high classes, also private owners wished such a bike, a lot of details were already suitable for the mass-production, like the strong frame, the bending pedal crank and the wide and well protected filter box.
In 1970 too, Rinaldo Giamoni ranked first in the 250 class at the two Days Esso in Florence, also Nino Brachi and Valerio Focardi had brilliant performances.
The production of the RT (Road and Track) model started in 1970 too, this model seemed like the Scrambler, but had a completely different frame and its specifications were highly racing. It was designed mainly for the American market, in a double version Off Road, with taillights and headlights and a bottom silenced exhaust, and cross without lights and with a free exhaust, with the outlet on the right side.
This model featured a more strengthened and modern, well triangled frame on the back, Marzocchi forks and shock absorbers (and the latter had four different connection points), a new 3.00x21 inch front wheel, reinforced aluminium treads, Magura controls, new sides with an oval number holder and plastic mudguards (at first the front one was low then it was risen), a beautiful travelling case, a gonfleur, a small light, and an engine powered 36 cc at 6.600 rounds.
The bright yellow of the tank and mudguards, which contrasted with the silver frame and the wide chromed surfaces, underlined the natural relevance of the motorbike further.
The model RT was traded in Italy only the following year.
Out of information, in 1970 Ducati ranged also two small Scramblers, powered with a two stroke 50cc and 100 cc engine; they were two good leisure bikes, but were absolutely unsuitable for a competition.