@ 7500 rpm
The 900SS (Super Sport) model first appeared in 1975, the latest
version was unveiled in 1998.
The body is a creation of Ducati's design chief Pierre Terblanche
and in profile the 900SS is instantly recognisable.
The 900SS engine uses Weber-Marelli fuel injection upgraded
from the Mikuni carburetors used on previous versions.
Some of the chassis components on the 900SS come from other
Ducati models, including the 916
Superbike and ST2 tourer.
The Ducati 900SS is far from being the most advanced machine
of its time. Time also hasn't been kind to the 900SS in terms
of reliability. Engine troubles are always a worry with early
models - later bikes are slightly better.
It's characterful, and something a bit different. But it's not
the most practical, comfortable or advanced motorcycle compared
to its competitors. However a competent chassis, and the low-down
torque of its V-twin engine go some way to make up for its downsides.