Of all the Seventies superbikes, the Ducati 900SS was one of the most pure of purpose. Unburdened by such irksome add-ons as an electric start and a pillion seat, the SS roared ‘race-bred’ – as loudly as its pulsating Conti pipes!
Ducati’s proprietary desmodromic valve-gear took pride of place in the 900’s V-twin engine. As a result, it solidly piled on revs – enough for the Duc to accrue a top speed of 132mph.
Yet, the 900’s technical prowess seemed to fade into shade, in light of its visual virtues. Achingly good-looking, the Ducati 900SS is arguably beyond compare, styling-wise!