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Ducati 900 S 2

Ducati 900 Super Sport

domination in the 70s

Y ou’ll need to around the left just Superior. On weekends, patrols are for hiding near the apex, but Tuesday and it seems I’m all here. Climbing rapidly the Queen Creek tunnel, old 60 shoots you out the other end into Canyon. Two lanes here there’s no waiting, so I steer the beast left and blow some locals.

Made for road, the roar from the twin Contis reverberte off the as I muscle the Super Sport the sweeping curves. Probably those responsible for discovering or harnessing the heat of fire, filled with an awesome of self awareness. For years I to the words, but I didn’t hear

Then I experienced it. Ducati

No need to retell the legend of the roots, or the 1-2 victory at Imola by Smart and Spaggiari on the 750cc Perhaps still trying to homologation promises made by the a limited number of square-case 750 and 900 Sports were scheduled for in 1975. When demand for the raw SS overshadowed the other models in the catalog, Super Sport became a priority in 1976 and struggling Ducati the big seller it so needed.

That view-from-the-saddle introduction this writer’s first Ducati experience; just of a week-long bonding I enjoyed a 1978 Super Sport 900 years ago. Resplendent in that machine (since belonged to Tucson contractor Hardy, who on more than one graciously allowed me the freedom to inside his considerable moto

Carefully tuned and expertly by Ducati guru Steve (Renaissance Motorcycles ) the condition and of Hardy’s 900 SS insured that my was positive. Thanks to Steve educated me on the process) I was made of the skill and experience required to the attention hungry Desmo. In all it must be reported the reward than justifies the effort.

A distinct identifier, the SS’s case’ casting came the 860 GT tourer. Offering many benefits (like an electric not fitted to the Super Sport) and to streamline big-twin production, the batch of 750 and 864cc SS models the first recipients of the Desmo actuation/square case marriage. a sleeved 900, the 750’s equal price made the 900 an easy decision for most.

As a the 750  was discontinued two years

Born for the track, the remainder of the 900 SS true to Ducati’s production formula. A direct descendant of the frame, the 900’s chassis a center-axle 38mm Marzocchi twin shocks and three discs mated to aluminum rims. Ducati treated the to new cam profiles, hi-compression pistons, Dellortos with no airbox, and megaphone Conti exhausts.

the 750’s fiberglass fuel was a similar item in steel, a matched, bullet-shaped 1/2 fairing and a solo seat with storage in the tail. Low, mounted clip-on bars with rear-set controls and gear change, changed to the via linkage in 1978. Later fitted an airbox with carbs, more restrictive and even directional indicators, but have been changed to Ducati’s original tuning

So equipped and in proper tune, the 900 SS was of either 12-second quarter times or top speeds approaching depending on gearing. Running in a by itself, only riders Rickman or Bimota inscribed on the tank could challange the low and narrow Super Sport, weighed only 420-lb

I’d always wondered why rider pictured upon a 900 SS it necessary to assume the racer’s until I rode one. quite a reach over the long, narrow tank, and feet perched high and the position uncomfortably stretched my and more flexible lower In spite of its dedicated riding the Super Sport is reasonably to live with on a daily

On my test bike the cold ritual consisted of fuel on, choking the front pumper and a twists of the throttle. A firm with the throttle closed lit the engine with little Once warm, it was a one kick Supple and smoother than the I’d grown accustomed to, the is amazingly flexible; just as to pull the bike around in top as it is crowding redline.

Well and rather tall, the gearing on my bike allowed up to 70-mph third was needed.

The Super brutal ergonomics make when you’re flying the twisties, cheating the blast enjoying the 900’s unflappable What most consider the Sport’s most enduring its creamy engine and magical are now taken for granted in a world such qualities are commonplace.

important to remember is precious few machines from the Nixon offered this level of confidence, making it clear why the 900 SS on and off the track through the decade. put, the Ducati 900 SS established the maker by being better anything else available, and that position up and into the 1980s. Admired for its unforgettable remarkable lines and obvious found in its details, it isn’t to understand why the Super Sport is one of the desirable motorcycles on the planet.

Ducati 900 S 2

Now highly collectible, you’ll be pressed to find a clean, 900 Super Sport for under Not surprisingly most have a very hard life, be it track use or the inevitable conclusions from enthusiastic sport Thankfully, the 900 SS and similar Ducatis the support of a knowledgeable aftermarket, and existing as not quite original or can and are enjoyed as intended.

A critical in superbike history, the Ducati 900 Sport is  unforgettable because its style and substance insure it be nothing less. Nolan

Ducati 900 Super Sport specs)

Engine . 864cc 90-degree v-twin

with valves. Electronic ignition 86 x

bore and … Compression: 2 (two) DellOrto

carburetors. 68 bhp @ rpm.

Clutch/gearbox: wet, 5-speed

Frame and chassis . tube. Engine as stressed

38mm Marzocchi fork and swinging arm. 2 x 280mm

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