Post Listing Update: This 900SS did not meet reserve despite 25 bids up to $19,100 on eBay in Deerfield, Illinois.
A sportier evolution of the 860GT, the 900SS was designed to remind riders of the iconic 750SS. Though they’re now appreciating in value, the model was originally in the shadow of the Mike Hailwood Replica so it wasn’t as commercially successful as you may have thought. Like the Honda CBX, the first years of the 900SS’ model run were as a large sport bike, but by the end it had evolved (devolved?) into a fast sport-touring bike.
The 864cc twin was introduced in 1975, and it was capable of pushing the SS above 130 miles per hour. Ducati surrounded the motor with quality components such as Conti silencers, Brembo brakes, and Borrani wheels. For more on the first-generation 900SS, check out this profile on Silodrome.
This example was the recipient of what the seller calls a “magnificent restoration” by Dr. Desmo in Chicago. It’s a rider that gets “exercised regularly during the warm weather.” Find this SS for sale in Deerfield, Illinois with bidding up to $17,600 and the reserve not yet met