1976 Ducati 864cc 900SS Frame no. DM860SS 086116 Engine no. DM860 086116
Lot 372N
1976 Ducati 864cc 900SS
Frame no. DM860SS 086116 Engine no. DM860 086116
Sold for £ 26,450 (US$ 33,783) inc. premium

Lot Details
1976 Ducati 864cc 900SS Frame no. DM860SS 086116 Engine no. DM860 086116 1976 Ducati 864cc 900SS Frame no. DM860SS 086116 Engine no. DM860 086116 1976 Ducati 864cc 900SS Frame no. DM860SS 086116 Engine no. DM860 086116 1976 Ducati 864cc 900SS Frame no. DM860SS 086116 Engine no. DM860 086116 1976 Ducati 864cc 900SS Frame no. DM860SS 086116 Engine no. DM860 086116 1976 Ducati 864cc 900SS Frame no. DM860SS 086116 Engine no. DM860 086116 1976 Ducati 864cc 900SS Frame no. DM860SS 086116 Engine no. DM860 086116 1976 Ducati 864cc 900SS Frame no. DM860SS 086116 Engine no. DM860 086116 1976 Ducati 864cc 900SS Frame no. DM860SS 086116 Engine no. DM860 086116 1976 Ducati 864cc 900SS Frame no. DM860SS 086116 Engine no. DM860 086116 1976 Ducati 864cc 900SS Frame no. DM860SS 086116 Engine no. DM860 086116
1976 Ducati 864cc 900SS
Frame no. DM860SS 086116
Engine no. DM860 086116
Ducati's second-generation v-twin engine - the 900cc 'square case' (actual capacity 864cc) - debuted in the 860GT of 1974 and the following year went into the new 900SS superbike. More than just a simple over-bore, the 'square case' engine incorporated a new camshaft drive arrangement, improved oil pump, cartridge-type oil filter, and electronic ignition. In addition, the gearchange was moved to the left-hand side and the frame altered to provide chain adjustment at the swinging arm pivot. As had been the case with the original 750SS, desmodromic valve gear distinguished the new sports roadster from its tourer counterpart.

During the 1977 and 1978 seasons, this particular Ducati 900SS participated in an amateur racing championship held at the Vallelunga circuit in Italy (see book, photographs, and race results on file). The Ducati was modified appropriately: a high-level exhaust system being fitted; the rear shock absorbers changed; the side panels cut down; a Veglia competition rev counter fitted; and various other parts lightened or removed. After 1978 the Ducati was used on the road, being refitted with the removed parts and a dual seat. It has never been restored, though the fuel tank has been repainted, while the brakes and carburettors were overhauled recently (in 2018). Various spare parts come with machine to include the high-level exhausts, side panels, air filter cages, chain guard, seat, various decals, and an owner's manual. Offered with Italian registration papers.

Footnotes

  • As with all Lots in the Sale, this Lot is sold 'as is/where is' and Bidders must satisfy themselves as to the provenance, condition, age, completeness and originality prior to bidding.

Saleroom notices

  • There is no chainguard with this Lot however, there is a mudguard present. The engine is 086377DM860.
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