Mythic Ducati 900 SS, 1980, second series in JPS colours, completely restored. Rino Caracchi’s signature on the bubble.

Mythic Ducati 900 SS, 1980, second series in JPS colours, completely restored. Rino Caracchi’s signature on the bubble.

The 900 SS for Supersport is an iconic model of the brand that was assembled entirely by hand at the time at Borgo Panigale. It was born in 1975 to support the 750SS in the Ducati sports range and remained in the catalogue until the end of 1981. Its 90° square V-twin 4-stroke twin-cylinder is taken from the 860 GT and develops 72 hp at 7500 rpm.The great technical originality of this SS is its desmodromic distribution with electronic ignition, equipped with a 5-speed gearbox, for a dry weight of 188 kilos the Beauty propels itself at 225 km/h, its braking being ensured by Brembo with discs drilled 280 mm at the front and 229 at the rear. The fork and rear shock absorber are supplied by the famous Marzocchi equipment manufacturer. On our model, Dell’orto 40 mm carburettors are mounted as an option as well as magnificent and magical Conti silencers. The meagre production of the 900 SS stopped at the end of 1981. His replacement will not be released until 1989. Our 089702  »DM860SS »  is a 900 SS second series of 1980 black and gold in the colours of the John Player Special cigar maker.This motorcycle has undergone a total restoration by a lover of the Bologna brand, on almost permanent display next to the other Ducat’s, it only covered very few kilometers after its restoration, during a meeting the great Rino Carrachi of NCR now deceased signed this motorcycle on its bubble, only 2684 copies of this series have been manufactured. It is a rolling icon with a magical and unforgettable sound.

French registration.