1995 Ducati 900 SuperSport

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Ducati 350 S Desmo
Ducati 350 S Desmo

Transmission Specifications

Number of 6 Speed

Dry Weight (lbs.): 409

Ducati 900 SS

Rare Ducati still pushes all of the right for me. The mid 1990s 900 SS/SP (Sports is essentially the evolution of the Superlight a few years earlier. Ducati a lower-spec 900 SS/CR (Cafe in that year, at a bargain price. The SP was special, however.

of the full fairing from the days, it added a new swingarm, fiber fender and mudguard, and (and adustable!) front and suspension. If you have been after a Superlight but can live the yellow color, white and product number plate to the top of the trees, a 900 SS/SP will you with the same or better for a whole lot less cash.

The two air cooled motor is legendary for and longenvity (don’t forget to those belts every 6k or 2 and the Supersport platform is a solid, and forgiving mount for spirited Throw in the adjustable suspension and add-ons and you have a real Superlight performance, great and fantastic value — is what any collector is looking

And with the SP variant being rare and more sought by knowing riders, this to be a good deal in the making. asking for this bike is That might be a bit high for average Supersport, but for a clean, SP that will take of you for the next several decades,

Ducati 900 SS

If you’ve never an Italian twin before swear something’s wrong you thumb the starter. The dry clutch on the Supersport series of bikes a rattle that’s been as similar to a load of wrenches in a machine. The Bologna bike’s Desmodromic valve gear-which the Supersport’s two valves per cylinder traditional valve springs-also a unique soundtrack (that Ducatisti find absolutely

But mechanical orchestras are only a of the allure of the world’s longest-running line. In a set of tight corners, this side of a MotoGP can hang with it. Sure, the is no faster than a modern SV650 and its boxy, … isn’t to the tastes of riders on the razor-sharp lines of modern

But as for classic European motorcycle the Supersport is an affordable entry an exclusive club.

Ducati’s line has a pedigree that shame an Italian count, its traceable all the way back to the original racing Supersport of 1972. bike won the famous Imola 200 under rider Paul cementing respect for the odd-sounding motorcycle manufacturer. As with sportbike market, riders then wanted a streetable of the race-winning Ducati SS and the tiny happily complied.

Thirty-five later, the Supersport may not have the panache and media buzz of four-valve Ducati twins the 999 and more recent 1098, but the that Supersports are still in proves how right Ducati got the in the first place.

Part of the of the SS is the steel trellis chassis, an design that at a glance too spindly to work very But thanks to years of racetrack and that special Ducatiness somehow makes all the company’s solid handlers, the low-slung steers like it’s on Wiggle around in the seat and the SS remains on line. Dunk the wheel into a pothole?

No problem. Whip in some levels of throttle on your This motorcycle’s mild delivery (80 rear-wheel ponies for the 900 and about 65 for the smaller 750 version) there’s no fear of rear-wheel or losing your line.

And is why experienced Ducati Supersport can and do pass faster, bigger like they were still.

As with any V-twin, the Supersport needs louder from the get-go; letting Desmo music play is one of the joys of owning a bike as this. Like this model, it’s unlikely find an SS without a set of aftermarket though in these days of mania, many sellers strip their Supersports of all parts before selling.

Before buying a used make sure the machine has the bits you want already in because nothing at a Ducati comes cheap-not even key blanks, which can cost or caliper bolts that run the same. Because European owners tend to be a slightly crowd with more customizing tastes, the average SS still sport its factory red or paint, while some a set of white numberplates on the box-shaped section or front fairing for a touch.

Supersports came in half-faired CR (caf racer) or faired versions, but in either their low production numbers owners cherished these and most looked after religiously. The most common changes will be carbon-fiber cam-belt covers and the odd tinted Serious Ducati performance will opt for 944cc big-bore which make these (410 lbs. dry) machines real fire

Naturally, an 80-horsepower sportbike a top speed of 135 mph isn’t going to an R1 (or even a well-ridden R6) in a straight but that’s not what the Supersport was for. Instead, study a choose a road with turns than your divorce case, and let ‘er

Ducati 350 S Desmo
Ducati 350 S Desmo

If there’s one warning that be issued with any used it’s this: Demand a service history from the or walk away. As someone who has three Supersports, I’ve that it’s better to buy one a few miles showing on the clock than a pristine, museum-condition that’s been languishing in rich guy’s game Why?

Motorcycles, as they were meant to be ridden, and no reflects this lesson literally than Ducati. The cam belts that operate the gear must be religiously every 6000 miles or two years; neglect to and they’ll dry launching a valve through the top end and thousands to repair.

Likewise, a running gear must be maintained, as wheel bearings can go bad with the electrical system if the has not been maintained with a when not in use. That there are advantages to the Supersport’s simple design and modest It’s easy on tires, and pads for the Brembo four-piston calipers are also admired for longevity, though be sure to the rubber hoses on early with modern Kevlar for better stopping power.

All things considered, the Ducati is a bike for riders more in understanding the finesse and style of excellence over stunts or top speed. That, while very cool in the process.

900 SS

Average Used Price:

Weight:410 pounds (dry)

Torque: 62 pound-feet

Quarter @ 114 mph

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