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Monday, 8 January 2018

Ducati 900SS

Ducati 900SS

Of all the Seventies superbikes, the Ducati 900SS is one of the most pure of purpose. Unburdened by such fripperies as an electric start and pillion seat, the 900SS roars 'race-bred' - every bit as loudly as its Conti pipes!

Ducati's iconic desmodromic valve-gear took pride of place in the 900's V-twin engine. It solidly piled on the revs - sufficient to produce a very healthy 132mph.

And yet such technical prowess seems almost to fade into the shade, in the light of the bike's visual virtues. Achingly pretty - in terms of styling, the Ducati 900SS is probably beyond compare!

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