Italian Stunner: 1977 Ducati Super Sport 900SS

For Sale: 1977 Ducati Supersport 900SS

When it comes to classic sport bikes – the kind with real money behind them – it rarely gets better than a Ducati Super Sport. Sure, this is not the much sought after green framed 750, but the upside here is that the 900 variant is a much better rider; after all, there is no replacement for displacement.

From the seller:
1977 Ducati 900 Super Sport is being sold for the owner by the company that restored the bike. This is a numbers matching motorcycle. The bike was totally restored in 2006 down to every nut and bolt, well documented. All restoration parts that were needed were purchased at Bevel Heaven in CA. The frames has been powder coated to the correct color, customer requested the wheels be powder coats black. The engine was freshened up in 1990 by the previous owner- new pistons and rings, valves redone. 10.1-5 ratio. The bike was been driven less than 1,000 miles since been restored. This bike was stored and properly put to bed until one week ago- May16 2011 refilled fuel tank, changed oil, drained and replaced brake fluid, installed new battery and dusted off carburetors -the bike started second kick. All tires, brakes, lights and drivetrain are in proper working order at this time. This bike is ready to ride. Email with any questions. ALL SYSTEMS GO!

Bikes this beautiful are very easy to write up – one can simply let the pictures do the talking! And the pictures certainly do tell quite the story. It is clear that a great deal of effort and resources were expended in the resto-mods done here. There is an interesting mix of period-correct clean up coupled with modern technology restoration techniques. And while the results are certainly stunning, purists might judge the outcome differently. As a motorcycle can only be original once in its life, this bike will forever be a “restored” model – or worse yet, an “over restored” model.

I, for one, will not judge this bike so harshly. Motorcycles are meant to be ridden and enjoyed – and the work done on this one makes that possible. There is no doubt that the visual aspect of the bike is fantastic. The new owner of this no reserve auction will receive a bike worthy of show AND go – all for less than it would take to do the restoration work yourself. Big thanks to RSBFS/CSBFS reader Happy Zero for pointing this one out.

For all the info and pictures, . The bidding is only up to $13,100 at the time of this writing, and there is NO reserve; someone is going home with a gorgeous bike! Look over the pictures, watch the auction progress, and let us know what you think. Good Luck!

MI

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