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Ducati 900 SS Super Sport
Ducati 900 SS Super Sport

Ducati 900 Super Sport

month we’re looking at the that we consider to be probably the beautiful machine in our little the legendary Ducati 900SS.

Paul Smart overtook Spaggiari on the last lap of the Imola he not only put himself on the world but charted Ducati on a course the company is still following The 1972 Imola 200 was an important that an almost bankrupt needed to win. When it did so, the decided to exploit the victory by a replica for the public.


In 1974, produced just over 400 These bikes saved the but the round-case engine with its bezel gear-driven camshaft was and so Fabio Taglioni was tasked to a simpler more robust

The result appeared in the 1975 and 900SS bikes, of which 250 in displacement were produced. The was a tour de force, but in creating it had ignored much of the worldwide that had been introduced to bikes saleable around the

And so, for 1976, Ducati moved the change to the left hand The Conti mufflers were over to quieter Lanfranconis, and the of the Dell’Orto carbs was reduced 40mm to 32mm.

Our bike is a machine, albeit with the 40mm carbs and Conti that were still as options for those customers who performance and a fruity note legal conformity.

We originally across our bike at Motori di in West Chiltington. An ex-race it was in a somewhat sorry state, but all the original parts were with the bike, and so a deal was with head man Pietro.

He would restore the bike to its as new over the winter of 2007. I the day I picked up the bike the following accompanied by a group of pals equally tempestuous and untrustworthy classics. We made a loop East and West Sussex, had at Goodwood and then returned to Guildford.

The bike was hellish! the engine in at around 2500rpm, the was ‘hunting’ quite wildly, and a little unrefined. But this is not an that was designed to potter at those speeds although, with the rpm restrictions, 70mph was achievable.

Worse, though, was the position. I’ve heard complain about modern that put a strain on the rider’s but clearly these guys ridden a seventies 900SS! The is that this bike is a disguised racer.

You almost lie on the Wherever you ride, however you to ride, you feel as though you are in a You can almost hear Spaggiari up to pass you before the final down the straight to the finishing

The suspension does little to perceptions. At the front I see telescopic At the back are shiny black But, on the road, you wonder they’ve been put there for show! I jest, of course, but bikes were never comfort.

The ride is firm, and by I mean bloody rock It feels like no other bike I’ve ever

Through long, sweeping it feels incredibly sure-footed, you to go faster and lean further. But the is that it picks up every and every change of surface. travel up through your And the seat doesn’t help.

I reckon it’s padded a piece of single-wall, corrugated that’s been cut out of a box that was used to send out Ducati parts.

Ducati 900 SS Super Sport
Ducati 900 SS Super Sport

There’s no escaping the that this is a race It’s not a road bike been adorned with parts to make it look a race bike. It’s the opposite.

Well, except for the that Ducati didn’t try hard to make it look or like a road bike!

we’ve owned the SS, we’ve put more miles on it, but it’s not what you’d call run-in. My back can only with the Ducati in small It’s one of those ironies, I

Bikes like this are only bought by old guys me, and yet old guys like me can’t live with them!

But the as it has loosened up, has become very It revs freely right up the range, and the bark through the is simply fabulous. As I’ve (a little), I’ve come to pipes that are overly and unnecessarily aggressive but, loud, the sound that the emits causes old boys to you the thumbs up rather than to their copy of the Daily at you in anger.

However, evocative as this is to ride, and it is, I cannot help but that this Ducati is a that is at its best when it is up and stood still. From angle, it’s a beauty. An blend of delicate lines and curves.

Of all the bikes we own, is the one that I sometimes go out into the late at night, just to at.

If my apartment was large enough, I’d it on the wall. And if I didn’t need a I’d throw it out and put this bike in the room instead, just so I could sit on it now and again, lean the tank, hold on to the bars and the throttle a quick blip. then, though, I’m not sure it do my back in!

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