Mark's Motorcycling History

Ducati 900SS 1981

My dream bike at last! In 1985 I finally got the 900SS I always wanted. It was an '81 model which was not my preferred option as I wanted an older one but it was in superb condition and the later model's suspension and electrics were better. A single seat was planned but the original was very practical. Everything you've ever heard about SS's is true. A truly great motorcycle for it's time, it's few shortcomings were minor, it was a stable but slowish steerer and Dell'orto carbs are not suitable for traffic riding at all. I reluctantly sold it in 1991 to help finance a business.

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