1-8-21 Update: Two plus years later, John K has spotted this bike up for sale again! The model year has changed from 1980 to 1977, but it otherwise appears to be the same. Find it in Honey Brook, Pennsylvania for $29,999 here at Cycle Max.
Post Listing Update: Despite 7 bids up to $19,999 on eBay, this custom 900SS did not meet reserve.
C&J is best known for their flat track and off-road frames, but every once in a while they created a road racer or two. Per the seller, C&J partnered with Mark Henry (the man behind Fiber Systems) to create three frames for the Ducati 900SS motor, making this a rare chance to snag one. But as we’ve seen many times on this site, rare doesn’t necessarily mean valuable. What do you think of this unique custom?
The C&J frame is built out of 4130 chromoly and it’s wrapped by a custom fiberglass bodywork built by Fiber Systems. Marzocchi M1R forks are paired with a Works Performance shock, and Brembo brakes round up a solid set of components in the build. Other goodies include a Bub exhaust and Marvic magnesium wheels. The engine was rebuilt by Dr. Desmo and it’s got just 50 miles on it. Per the seller, Nick Ienatsch wrote an article about Mark Henry’s C&J 900SS in the June 1987 issue of Motorcyclist magazine, noting that it weighed 60 pounds lighter than the OEM Ducati.
The seller has had this bike for 15 years and the sale will include receipts going back to 1987, a spare fairing/front fender (both painted) and some memorabilia like a C&J sales brochure and a worn out copy of the magazine with Ienatsch’s review.
Find this C&J-framed custom for sale in Honey Brook, Pennsylvania with bidding up to $17,400 and the reserve not yet met