2022 Shannons Summer Timed Online Auction

c1976 Ducati 900 Super Sport Motorcycle (Project)





Engine 0.9-litre twin-cylinder
Gearbox 5-speed manual
Body Work Motorcycle
Colour Silver/Blue
Trim Black
Wheels Chrome wire
Brakes Disc/drum


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Towards the end of 1973, Ducati was developing its 860 GT with no plan to create a Super Sport edition. But when sales were slower than expected, a Super Sport version was hatched. This was the inaugural 900 Super Sport. Somewhat perversely, Ducati equipped this machine with loud Conti mufflers, unfiltered carburettors and a right-hand gearshift, all of which meant it could not be sold in the US; this was a barely disguised street-racer! But the 900 Super Sport was in such demand, that an American edition was produced in 1976. By 1978, the 900 Super Sport had been considerably refined and most examples were equipped with wire-spoked Borrani wheels. But a special version was sold in the UK with black and gold paintwork and Speedline magnesium-alloys.