1978 Ducati 900 GTS
Get it before it becomes a 900SS. That is what I always say when I see a GTS for sale. Before the frame becomes green, and the tank and brand new fairing become silver, save this 1978 Ducati 900GTS offered up on eBay now.
From the seller
1978 BEVEL DRIVE DUCATI 900 GTS CAFE SPECIAL
REAR SETS, ADJUSTABLE BARS, CONTI REPLICAS… JUST A FEW OF THE GOODIES ON THIS GREAT RIDER.
STARTS UP IN A KICK OR TWO! SHIFTS PERFECT READY TO GO….. RUNS GREAT
- UILT 32MM DELLORTO PHM CARB
- BREVETTA ADJUSTABLE HANDLEBARS (LAVERDA)
- REAR SETS (TARROZZI)
- 900 Super Sport FOLDING KICKSTART LEVER
- 900 Super Sport FRONT & REAR FENDERS
- BUB CONTI REPLICAS
- NEW TIRES & TUBES
- REBUILT MARZOCCHI 900 Super Sport FORKS WITH TREES
- TRAILING BRAKE SET UP
- CUSTOM FITTED SIDE COVERS (GLASS)
- REBUILT TWIN BREMBOS
- NEW BRAKE PADS
- SS BRAKE LINES
- NEW CABLES
- EVERTHING WORKS AS IT SHOULD
- CHARGING SYSTEM WORK PERFECTLY
- NEW BATTERY
- TOOL TRAY & KIT
It is not a 900SS and will not perform like a 900SS without a major investment in time and money and parts. But that doesn’t mean its not a Ducati, and that you will not enjoy the GTS. From the Bologna factory the GTS may not have had the stylings of the earlier and more desirable SS, but the performance specs are not that of a Vespa.
864cc, 9.8:1 CR, 2x32mm Dellorto (my favorite Italian word), 65hp at 7200rpm, 5 speed taking you to a top speed of 116mph and slowing you back down with a pair of 280mm disk up front. Yes it also has Bevel drive OHV, but not that overly complicated, hard to set up, Desmosomething valves. Just your run of the mill 2 valve per cylinder.
So what is on offer right now is a 1978 Ducati 900 GTS, as it is, from the factory. What will happen to it after the auction will be up to the me owner. What I hope is that this new owner rides it to work, rides it to the store, rides it in the rain, and enjoys it as it was delivered from Italy. Good luck to you GTS. BB