The bright courtyard pictures of this 900SS must’ve been taken last fall, because at 6,349 ft., it’s a bit wintry in Santa Fe. But a little warmth awaits the new owner when the truck drops off this very nice Supersport.
In the days before the Monster and Multi, Ducati’s Supersport was the do-all bike – built sporty but comfortable enough to take on a commute or weekend. Air cooled and with belt-driven cams, the 904cc desmodue made 84 hp via 38mm Mikuni carbs and a dry clutch. Showa supplied the inverted fork and adjustable monoshock, and Brembo the 320 mm brakes. Dry weight was right around 400 lbs. even with the full fairing.
Never seeming to have been fawned over, this 900SS looks very good and just a few rubs interrupt the flow. Termignoni mufflers and Superlight monoposto seem to be the majority of the mods. The seat cover is a little crispy but could easily be re-covered or Sargent-ized. Comments from the eBay auction:
Very nice example with patina from regular use as expected of a 27 year old bike.Looks and sounds fantastic. Pulls strong. No smoking or obvious mechanical wear.Belts replace 4 years ago but have only ridden about 1500 miles since then.Tires are virtually new having been installed a year ago and have only about 400 miles on them max.Rare Termignoni high rise pipes and brackets from a superlight.Superlight solo tail.Correct factory vented clutch cover.Battery always on a tender and is strong.
With nothing aboard that isn’t required, even lunch on a 900SS will require a backpack. And though the handling won raves, U-turns with the chassis geometry can be a dab-fest. But if a splash and a snack are available at the turn-around point, then the 90’s SS can be a grand day out. The example gives up SP credentials and static display perfection for a very sensible starting bid and a not-bad buy-it-now.