1995 Ducati 900SS CR
Frame no. ZDM1LC4M8SB017022
Engine no. LC4R024313
By 1995, Ducati's SS had been developed into a very fine performance platform, all of which models were recognizable by the rectangular headlamp. The Desmoquattro 916 rightfully added to Ducati's portfolio of motorcycling tours de force but only after the Desmodue 900 had pioneered and perfected the superbike concept hand in hand with the 851/888. The Supersports were affordable, available, with much improved reliability, providing a well-loved, superb handling, well-balanced chassis wrapped around a bellicose, raspy 90-degree, air-cooled, 2-valve v-twin.
The 1995 model 900SS (actually 904cc) came into America is two forms, the SP and the CR. The SP, for Sport Production, was essentially a limited edition, "fully faired Superlight with a dual seat and lower exhaust pipes." The CR, possibly for Café Racer or Club Racer, in 1995 was a half-fairing, standard, Supersport with Marzocchi fork and Sachs-Boge rear shock. Only some 300 CRs arrived in the US market that year
This beautifully kept, rare example many CRs were modified and simply used up - is original in every respect except for a Staintune stainless exhaust, carefully re-jetted, and a rear fender eliminator kit. The originals are provided with the bike. Its mileage, 12,598, is thought to be correct as it "starts and barks" like it should. A new battery has been recently installed together with a pair of Metzler tires fitted.
- Please note that the correct engine number for this motorcycle is LC4S024313 and its title is in transit.