1980 Ducati 900 Super Sport Desmo
17,066 original miles – Collector owned
Restored to Perfection in 2015
After the round case twins 750 GT, Sport and Super Sport Desmo entered the scene, Ducati management found that the line-up lacked a super sport bike capable of competing with the Japanese superbikes with over 750 cc and the Ducati 900 Super Sport was developed to fill that gap.
Initially, Ducati opted for a more touring-oriented approach, with the 860 GT styled by Giugiaro, that unfortunately did not win the public’s favour. At the same time, however, the Bolognese manufacturer also introduced a sportier version, the 900 Super Sport, reminiscent of the sales success of the gorgeous 750 SS Desmo.
The 860 cc engine was derived from the original L-twin engine conceived for the 750 GT, however with a redesigned, more squared case.
Throughout its history, the 900 SS actually underwent few modifications, from the fuel tank to the light-alloy wheels, and was offered in a gold and black livery, in addition to the classic silver and electric blue colour scheme.
Asking Price: $37,500 obo.
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||Four-stroke longitudinal 90° V twin-cylinder
light-alloy heads and cylinders (cast-iron liner)
|Bore and Stroke
||86 x 74.4 mm
||Desmodromic single overhead camshaft driven by bevel helical gears, 2 valves per cylinder
||pressure-fed, with gear pump, wet sump
||2 Dellorto PHM carburettors with 40-mm choke
||about 225 Km/h
||Wet, multi-plate clutch
||tubular double-cradle space frame
||swingarm with adjustable hydraulic shock absorbers
||twin 280-mm discs
||3,50 x 18''
||4,60 x 18'