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Nearly New Month Continues: 1996 Ducati 900SS/CR with 1300 Miles!

1996 Ducati 900SS for sale

Today’s collector ready Ducati is this 900 Supersport with a mere 1,325 miles. While most seek out the better spec’d SP version, anyone stocking their barn with like new originals should take note. While cosmetics look nearly perfect, the most recent owner also has thoroughly reconditioned this bike so it should be ready to ride. Opening bid is $5k reserve not met. It will be interesting to see what this mint yet lower specification model will bring.


1996 Ducati 900SS/CR for sale on eBay


from the seller:

You are bidding on a virtually new

1996 Ducati 900SS-CR

1,325 Original Miles!

(note: had to be creative to get an old low mileage bike into California, so mileage on title is greater. please contact me with any questions)

This was an East Coast barn find, which although had only 714 miles when I acquired it, had been sitting for 17 years.

The usual story with aged fluids, so, I had to go through the entire bike.

Over 10k invested (documented) which is pretty silly when you think about it for a CR, but this bike had sentimental value so I saw it through. I am meticulous about the condition of my bikes, so my loss if definitely your gain. It’s now ready to ride. Needs nothing!

Many parts were replaced to make it near perfect, and here are just a few of the more important ones:

Pirelli Diablo Roso ll Tires

Spiegler Braded Brake Lines

OEM Brembo Clutch Master Cylinder

OEM Brembo Clutch Slave

Nichols Billet Crankcase Breather

RK Gold Chain (520)

Renthal Front & Rear Sprockets

OEM Tomaselli Clip-Ons

OEM Levers

OEM Mirrors

OEM Dash Pod & Foam

K&N Air Filter

OEM Carbs

OEM Fuel Pump

OEM Internal Gas Filters (inline & teabag)

OEM Brembo Rear Brake Master Cylinder

OEM Brembo Rear Disc

OEM Brembo Rear Brake Pads

OEM Rear Shock

OEM Speedo Drive at Front Wheel

Gel Cell Battery

Also lots of aged misc. rubber parts were replaced.

Recent service by SBK Corse with new belts, valve adjustment, plugs, tank flush (no rust), Motul synthetic oil, and Dot 5.1 brake fluid. SBK took initial delivery of the bike, so they can also verify the mileage when it entered the state.

Clear title, and current registration in California.


  • As a former 900SS owner, I still love these bikes. For most riders, most of the time, they’ll enjoy and use more of a Super Sport than they would any Ducati Super Bike- and I include occasional track time. You could say that they’re the “relaxed fit” jeans of Ducatis. Very trustworthy front end feel: a bit more rake, trail, and wheelbase makes all the difference.

    That said, the obvious best approach to have taken with this CR would have been to spend all of that money upgrading it to SP Specs instead. The CR model has always been and always will be the lowest model on the 900SS food chain. It was spec’ed down to an affordable entry price, and looks kind of cheap in comparison to other SS’s. Why in the world wouldn’t you want to lose the steel swingarm for the aluminum one, upgrade the suspension, upgrade to Brembo floating rotors, get a proper exhaust system and Keihin carbs? Or, for the money invested he could have actually bought a nice yellow Super Light instead. Doesn’t make sense. This’ll always be “just” a CR- who wants to pay for the best one?

  • This is a “rare” sportbike?

  • Bikes like this are not always about monetary value, but like the seller states sentimental value. I am sure this was someones first Ducati who would love to re-live that experience at a modest price. It’s rare because they were not respected as anything special and finding a beautiful near perfect example today is indeed rare.

  • Something doesn’t seem right to me. First is why this bike is featured here. Secondly, I’m trying to figure out how a barn find has sentimental value, and why a 1300 mile bike needs new sprockets. brake disc, levers . . .

    And for 5k? I’d be surprised if this sells.

  • Had a 900 SP… Dug it completely !!! Totally agree with Sixth Gear’s comments. Had to own one to appreciate it.

    Happy New Year Everyone !!

  • This bike will always be synonymous with Hunter S. Thompson’s ‘Song of the Sausage Creature’ for me. If you haven’t read it, do so. Afterward, you will want this bike.

  • When was the frame cracking issue resolved on these bikes? Was it fixed by ’96?

  • I don’t think it was ever resolved on Supersports from the era, but with such low miles it’s unlikely to have cracked at this point. Someone will correct me if I’m wrong, but I don’t think it’s a problem that will afflict every example either.


  • It’s pretty rare, and nobody in my circles ever encountered it. I just read about it. I use to love yanking wheelies on my 900SS- that mid range torque is ideal for that. Never had an issue on my example from treating the front end somewhat hard, and I would have kind of deserved it. I actually had none of the 5 or 6 known 900SS issues to look out for, my bike was really reliable.

    • Which year was your SS, Sixthgear? I have seen frame cracks on these bikes.


  • 1992- white frame, black wheels that year.

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