Last of the Breed – 1982 Ducati 900SS

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Post-Sale Update: After 34 bids on eBay, this bike sold for $32,500!

The Ducati 900SS was built as a sportier version of the 860GT, it was designed to evoke a similarity to the classic 750SS Desmo. Unfortunately, bikes like the Mike Hailwood Replica were more in demand, relegating the 900SS to commercial mediocrity. As the model evolved, the 900SS moved from street-legal racer to eccentric sport-tourer, gaining comfort and reliability at the expense of appreciation from traditional Ducati fans.

Ducati 900SS - Left Side

This 1982 model represents the last year of production, right after an update that included new colors, a revised dual seat, and painted rims. Improvements were also made to the valve guides and the alternator. Only 335 of these bikes were made in 1982. This specific bike actually traded hands on eBay back in November of 2010. Want to learn more? Check out this writeup from Motorcycle Classics and why they think the 1982 Ducati 900SS is becoming more desirable.

Ducati 900SS - Gauges

This specific Ducati 900SS is in wonderful condition, and has just spent 20+ years of its life in museums. Originally from Germany, this bike features a speedometer in kilometers and shows over 10,000 km on the clock. Recently, the bike has received new tubes and tires and had the brake calipers rebuilt.

Ducati 900SS - Right Side

Find this Ducati 900SS for sale with bidding currently just over $12,000 in Leander, Texas

Ducati 900SS - Engine