20 Miles – 1981 Ducati 900 SD Darmah

In Italy, Sport by Abhi0 Comments

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Another gorgeous Italian from the Stuart Parr collection, this Sport Desmo Darmah has just 20 miles on the odometer. The name supposedly comes from an Italian cartoon tiger named Darmah, but I’m still waiting to see the original comic where this tiger actually comes from. The black and gold paint scheme was an all-time classic – Ducati themselves even honored the lovely livery with the 2007 Sport 1000 Special Edition, a limited run of just 100 bikes only made for the US.

Compared to a 900SS, the Darmah isn’t as popular – as the seller notes, “this is probably the cheapest 900 Desmo you can own, ride, collect.” But as a classic Italian rider, this is a great option. It’s a looker with a reasonable riding position, sufficient power (~70 ponies), and even decent gas mileage (41 mpg). And if kicking a bike over no longer appeals to you, it’s got an electric starter. The styling was backed up by quality components including lightweight Campagnolo wheels, Bosch electronic ignition, and Brembo brakes. For more information on the SSD, check out this article on Ducati Classics.

This Darmah (VIN: 951427) is obviously highly original (it’s still rocking the original tires), and it’s had just one owner. The paint work looks great and the seller includes a few underside shots as well. I’m betting this ends up in another collection – or is anyone brave enough to give the bike a thorough inspection, throw on some new tires, and put this bike on the road?

Find this low mileage Darmah for sale in New York, New York with bidding up to $5,500 and the reserve not yet met

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