$20,000 spent on performance enhancements,1997 Ducati 900SS SP Frame no. ZDM1LC4M4VB025316 Engine no. LC4V041015
Lot 312
1997 Ducati 900 SS SP
Frame no. ZDM1LC4M4VB025316 Engine no. LC4V041015
Sold for US$ 7,820 inc. premium

Lot Details
$20,000 spent on performance enhancements,1997 Ducati 900SS SP Frame no. ZDM1LC4M4VB025316 Engine no. LC4V041015 $20,000 spent on performance enhancements,1997 Ducati 900SS SP Frame no. ZDM1LC4M4VB025316 Engine no. LC4V041015 $20,000 spent on performance enhancements,1997 Ducati 900SS SP Frame no. ZDM1LC4M4VB025316 Engine no. LC4V041015 $20,000 spent on performance enhancements,1997 Ducati 900SS SP Frame no. ZDM1LC4M4VB025316 Engine no. LC4V041015 $20,000 spent on performance enhancements,1997 Ducati 900SS SP Frame no. ZDM1LC4M4VB025316 Engine no. LC4V041015
1997 Ducati 900 SS SP

Frame no. ZDM1LC4M4VB025316
Engine no. LC4V041015

• $20,000 spent on performance enhancements

The whole series of 2-valve, belt-drive Ducati v-twin sportbikes, developed from the very first Pantah 500 SL of 1979, ran through "alphabet soup" until at least 2005, and that's not counting the retro 1000s to celebrate the original desmo 750 bevel twins of the early 1970s. To track the different models in multiple capacities – 350 through 900 – is indeed like picking out pasta letters from kid's canned soup. 1991 saw the launch of both a new 900 SS, or Supersport, and several short-run "halo" models, which ran through 1998, and the 750 Supersport through 1999. And then there was more as the shape changed but the essentials did not. The bike here is from the 1991 through 1998/99 series.

Continually developed around a trellis-frame, 2-valve sports machine whose characteristics embodied the very essence of "Ducatiness". Gutsy, booming, torque-loaded, lightweight, long-wheelbase, steady-as-she-goes and full-of-feeling handling and steering, and usually decent Brembo brakes.

The seller of this fabulous example, # H58 – one of perhaps 80 SPs, a US model only, is the bike's second owner. It was he who invested in all the performance upgrades it received. He purchased the bike from Trackstar of Minneapolis in June of 1999. For the next three years the bike was developed to the tune of $20,000 plus spent - a complete history file of how the money was spent comes with the bike – and it finished at 944cc with 93.8bhp and 66.1lb-ft of torque as shown on a dyno run sheet in the accompanying history file.

The hot 944cc motor complete with Silent Hektik digital "power" ignition, upgraded Dell'Orto carburetors, Barnett clutch, and a Termignoni full high-pipe system came with lightweight, fast handling chassis components such as a 907 aluminum swing arm, Brembo's GP P4 calipers, floating discs and radial master cylinders, and gold Marchesini wheels. Ohlins rear shock and inserts in the Showa fork, plus billet aluminum rear-set foot pegs and some carbonfiber bodywork including a single seat unit.

The work was done by the upper Mid-West's best known Ducati specialist tech, Doug Lofgren both in his own shop and then later when working at Manley Cycle on Lake Street in uptown Minneapolis. The bike has been stored for the past 10 years, covered and climate controlled. Most original parts come with it, as do tools and owner's manual.
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