Ducati 900SS Darmah

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Ducati 900 SD Darmah

The newsgroups

Great, what I done now?

Oh well, bike from Bologna, time from Morini’s Low mileage, two owners from new blah. Basically, too nice to by, even though it was up for a robust

But given that it had an entirely 12,000km on the clock, I think it was it.

Yes, it’s only a Darmah, but it’s still a Bevel Drive Ducati. And that is a picture of the actual Every once in a while, we do get some sunshine in the UK.

Actually one of the for putting the word only in is that the 900SS Darmah exactly sell like hot and as a result is a very rare today. There are probably 900SS around these than 900SS Darmahs and before you count the Darmahs have somehow managed to SS bodywork.

And here we have picture of a expert well-known to this doing his What have you now? bit.

This is the seller replaced it with a rather nice Norton 850

The first ride

And just to the station at that. Mind the petrol station is about 3 away from here.

it is a ritual in itself that is to owners of more modern — it has no choke, so you tickle the until your hands get press the button and hope it fires. If it does, you keep the throttle until it warms up at slightly.

It sounds utterly gorgeous you do that and you will notice the engine is lukewarm when neighbours open their to savour the sound and express appreciation by throwing old shoes, socks and last night’s at you. Time to take then.

Taking off, requires that the rider’s find their way onto the sets. Parking them on the and gear levers instead makes you look like a plonker. So, with the knees folded away in the vicinity of ears, the journey can begin.

is, if you have remembered that it is a stretch to the bars.

Once on the move, the lovely from the exhausts mixes the sounds of a thousand dwarfs for gold somewhere below the The engine revs willingly warmed up but feels very, lazy indeed and the gearing is tall, so one really didn’t how fast one was going. Honest,

Ducati 900 SD Darmah

The mirrors are in best Italian rather useless although is an improved design that to show the kerb instead of the elbow. Anybody trying to would go deaf anyway, so who mirrors?

Handling is typical Italian — stable, hard rear suspension to the efforts of Signore Marzocchi, forks fortunately have a give. In fact, due to the length it is so that it. really. doesn’t. to. turn until you get a bit medieval on the input.

Once that lesson is much satisfaction is to be gained, though the ergonomics have designed by someone who was kicked out of the Inquisition for being too nasty to the But none of this matters as the package just makes you so hard that your starts to ache. Followed afterwards by your knees, back and your wrists but who if you’re on something as beautiful as

The saga continues. January

It’s been a while, moved house since I the bike, bought several bikes mainly because I now a bigger workshop/garage, but didn’t get to the Ducati much due to a combination of DIY and of opportunity.

Originally I was planning to sell the due to the comfort issues but the longer I about it the clearer it became I would never find one this original and unrestored. So I to keep it, although this may mean that one or both of Motosports will have to go.

before I made that I tried to get a new MOT but unfortunately the bike due to play in the swingarm. There also some advisories half of which were on my of annoyances already — so I to start working my way through the with a view to getting it on the road for Spring 2007. As of this, I’ll also try to get Brancato to fit one of his longer clutch arms, which should out my main problem with the

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