1992 Ducati 750SS
Excellent condition restored Ducati 750 Super Sport, having had a recent service earlier in the year that included the all important timing belts she is ready for her new owner.
The arrival of Ducati’s all-new, eight-valve, water-cooled v-twin 851 Superbike in the late 1980s led to a comprehensive re-structuring of the range, the appearance of this range-topping WSBK contender creating a niche for a series of super-sports roadsters. That gap would be filled first by the 900SS that arrived in 1991, reviving one of the great model designations from the Bologna factory’s past. The newcomer used a development of Ducati’s long running ‘belt drive’ v-twin motor, designed by the legendary Fabio Taglioni, that had first appeared in 1978 in the Pantah 500. Air-cooled and with two-valves-per-cylinder, the 80bhp 900SS was simpler, easier to maintain and, of course, less costly than the 851 Superbike. In style though, it gave nothing away to its more exotic cousin, having the same distinctive ‘trellis’ frame, now an established Ducati trademark. Handling was, needless to say, exemplary. 750SS and 600SS versions followed. Relatively light (395lbs) and nimble, and with a maximum power output of 60bhp, the 750SS was no sluggard, boasting a top speed of more than 124mph.