One of three Battle of the Twins 900 SSs built and raced by Biggelaar in Holland,1979 Ducati Biggelaar 864CC 900SSR Frame no. DM860SS 088609 Engine no. DM860 088822

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One of three Battle of the Twins 900 SSs built and raced by Biggelaar in Holland
1979 Ducati Biggelaar 864CC 900SSR

Frame no. DM860SS 088609
Engine no. DM860 088822

Sold for US$ 25,012 inc. premium
One of three Battle of the Twins 900 SSs built and raced by Biggelaar in Holland
1979 Ducati Biggelaar 864CC 900SSR

Frame no. DM860SS 088609
Engine no. DM860 088822

Generally considered to be the definitive cafe racer of the 1970s, Ducati's 900 SS was introduced in 1975, remaining in production until 1982. Race-bred, following Ducati's success at Imola in 1972, the 900 SS was produced alongside the equally legendary 750 SS. Powered by an 864cc engine the 900 SS would rev to 7900rpm and its top speed was only for the fearless. Cast alloy wheels were introduced for the 900 SS, as was black and gold paint, in 1978 and in that year the model achieved highest acclaim with the return of Mike Hailwood to the Isle of Man TT and his legendary victory on that occasion on a factory prepared 900 SS.

Biggelaar Special Performance of Oisterwijk, Holland was opened in 1968 by Toon van der Biggelaar with his son Jan. Theirs was a tuning and machine shop with some focus on Ducati. They soon became a Ducati dealership and started racing. In 1979 they decided to tackle the Dutch Battle of the Twins series and built three stock-framed silver 900 SS race bikes. They referred to the race bikes as, naturally enough, the SSRs. This bike is believed to be SSR race #19 which ran only in 1979 and 1980, and mostly in Holland. Its promotional value was immense and Biggelaar grew accordingly. After the season was over, #19 was parked in the back to be forgotten until the shop's 40th Anniversary in 2008 when it was completely disassembled and restored by Toine van den Biggelaar, Jan's son, now working in the shop, in celebration of the event. It is now offered exactly as raced – that is full race 864cc motor with 10:5 to 1 compression, Campagnolo wheels, and unique Biggelaar-designed bodywork - except for the addition of a non-stock-900 SS speedometer and lights. The bike was never registered when new and has only traveled 25km since restoration. It was re-freshed in 2013 by Advanced Motorsports of Dallas, Texas once acquired by the seller.

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One of three Battle of the Twins 900 SSs built and raced by Biggelaar in Holland,1979 Ducati Biggelaar 864CC 900SSR Frame no. DM860SS 088609 Engine no. DM860 088822
One of three Battle of the Twins 900 SSs built and raced by Biggelaar in Holland,1979 Ducati Biggelaar 864CC 900SSR Frame no. DM860SS 088609 Engine no. DM860 088822
One of three Battle of the Twins 900 SSs built and raced by Biggelaar in Holland,1979 Ducati Biggelaar 864CC 900SSR Frame no. DM860SS 088609 Engine no. DM860 088822
One of three Battle of the Twins 900 SSs built and raced by Biggelaar in Holland,1979 Ducati Biggelaar 864CC 900SSR Frame no. DM860SS 088609 Engine no. DM860 088822
One of three Battle of the Twins 900 SSs built and raced by Biggelaar in Holland,1979 Ducati Biggelaar 864CC 900SSR Frame no. DM860SS 088609 Engine no. DM860 088822
One of three Battle of the Twins 900 SSs built and raced by Biggelaar in Holland,1979 Ducati Biggelaar 864CC 900SSR Frame no. DM860SS 088609 Engine no. DM860 088822
One of three Battle of the Twins 900 SSs built and raced by Biggelaar in Holland,1979 Ducati Biggelaar 864CC 900SSR Frame no. DM860SS 088609 Engine no. DM860 088822
One of three Battle of the Twins 900 SSs built and raced by Biggelaar in Holland,1979 Ducati Biggelaar 864CC 900SSR Frame no. DM860SS 088609 Engine no. DM860 088822
One of three Battle of the Twins 900 SSs built and raced by Biggelaar in Holland,1979 Ducati Biggelaar 864CC 900SSR Frame no. DM860SS 088609 Engine no. DM860 088822
One of three Battle of the Twins 900 SSs built and raced by Biggelaar in Holland,1979 Ducati Biggelaar 864CC 900SSR Frame no. DM860SS 088609 Engine no. DM860 088822
One of three Battle of the Twins 900 SSs built and raced by Biggelaar in Holland,1979 Ducati Biggelaar 864CC 900SSR Frame no. DM860SS 088609 Engine no. DM860 088822
One of three Battle of the Twins 900 SSs built and raced by Biggelaar in Holland,1979 Ducati Biggelaar 864CC 900SSR Frame no. DM860SS 088609 Engine no. DM860 088822
One of three Battle of the Twins 900 SSs built and raced by Biggelaar in Holland,1979 Ducati Biggelaar 864CC 900SSR Frame no. DM860SS 088609 Engine no. DM860 088822
One of three Battle of the Twins 900 SSs built and raced by Biggelaar in Holland,1979 Ducati Biggelaar 864CC 900SSR Frame no. DM860SS 088609 Engine no. DM860 088822
One of three Battle of the Twins 900 SSs built and raced by Biggelaar in Holland,1979 Ducati Biggelaar 864CC 900SSR Frame no. DM860SS 088609 Engine no. DM860 088822
One of three Battle of the Twins 900 SSs built and raced by Biggelaar in Holland,1979 Ducati Biggelaar 864CC 900SSR Frame no. DM860SS 088609 Engine no. DM860 088822
One of three Battle of the Twins 900 SSs built and raced by Biggelaar in Holland,1979 Ducati Biggelaar 864CC 900SSR Frame no. DM860SS 088609 Engine no. DM860 088822
One of three Battle of the Twins 900 SSs built and raced by Biggelaar in Holland,1979 Ducati Biggelaar 864CC 900SSR Frame no. DM860SS 088609 Engine no. DM860 088822
One of three Battle of the Twins 900 SSs built and raced by Biggelaar in Holland,1979 Ducati Biggelaar 864CC 900SSR Frame no. DM860SS 088609 Engine no. DM860 088822
One of three Battle of the Twins 900 SSs built and raced by Biggelaar in Holland,1979 Ducati Biggelaar 864CC 900SSR Frame no. DM860SS 088609 Engine no. DM860 088822
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