1978 Ducati 900 Super Sport Darmah

In Italy, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Listing Update: This SSD did not meet reserve despite 21 bids up to $11,350 on eBay in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

After the classic 750 GT of the 70s, Ducati looked to evolve with a simpler engine, and they ended up with the first ‘square case’ bevel twin – the 860 GT. It was a commercial flop, so just a few years later, the Ducati 900 SD Darmah was released, and it was a much better sport tourer. The SD (Sport Desmo) brought commercial success, and even resulted in a sportier version called the Ducati 900 Super Sport Darmah.

The air-cooled twin produced 74 horsepower and was capable of a top speed of 115 mph. Fuel consumption was higher than we would have guessed, at 41 mpg. It gave up some power to its Japanese competition, but it also weighed considerably less. You got plenty of high quality components, like Brembo discs front and rear, Ceriani front forks, and the pricey (and distinctive) gold Campagnolo wheels.

This SSD (VIN: DM900SD*950880) was acquired by the seller from Bill Herring, and it’s been restored to “correct factory specifications in the correct silver and blue.” For reasons I can’t figure out, there’s no brake light. This bike went up on the block at Mecum in January, where it was bid up to $15,000 but did not meet reserve. Find this Ducati for sale in Grand Rapids, Michigan with bidding up to $5,550 and the reserve not yet met or a BIN of $18,500 here on eBay.