Ducati 900 Sport

Ducati Supersport tech info

Type: Sport Bike Engine Size (cc): 900 For Sale By: Private Seller VIN: 89282

Ducati Supersport description

Up for your consideration is a rare 1979 Ducati 900 Super Sport that was the ACTUAL motorcycle documented, photographed and featured in Ian Falloon’s book Original Ducati Sport Super Sport. It is an extremely original and rare Black and Gold version of the Desmodromic SS that had been restored prior to being featured in the reference book and still looks exactly the same as the day it was photographed well over a decade ago.


Engine Number: 089282

Frame Number: DM860SS*089059*

Titled as 1980


Engine is like new inside and compression is good and equal. I was told that the person who restored this motorcycle had the engine gone through by a Ducati specialist at the time of restoration. I believe this to be true based on inspection but there are no bills to confirm this(well over a decade ago, about 5k miles ago in my estimation).

Whoever did work on this engine did a masterful job. It starts on the first kick. It will sit there and idle cleanly even when cold. It is smooth and quiet internally.

Transmission shift pefectly, clutch is smooth and light with excellent feedback.

All gauges function properly and all controls function smoothly and properly.

Brake calipers rebuilt and in perfect working order. Pads are almost new.

Conti Exhausts and a pair of Dellorto PHM40 BS carbs(these were factory upgrades). It pulls like a freight train and sounds incredible.


Gleaming Black and Gold with hardly a scratch or blemish.

All chrome, trim and parts are in original condition and Excellent.

Engine is in great condition with no broken or repaired fins or anything unusual.

Tires are vintage Metzeler and look like new(still the same tires as when it was photographed for the book)


Original Gold Series Brembo

Original Brembo lines with plastic tags

Original FPS aluminum wheels with polished rims

Original Marzocchi rear Shocks

Original windscreen

Original chrome trim on tail and windscreen

Ducati 900 Sport

Original CEV headlight bucket with USA spec headlamp

Original Tail light

Original Directionals with reflectors

Replacement Parts:

Dyna Coils have replaced the originals

Petcocks have been replaced (a set of rebuilt PAIOLI Petcocks are included but not installed, one faces incorrect direction)

Choke mechanism has been replaced. (original included but not installed)

Imperfections to note:

small ding on the right side Conti exhaust(photo shown, can barely see it)

Gold paint has tiny blemish in two locations, the right corner of the tail and one tiny blemish right in front of the fuel cap. (photos of both)

Frame is very nice but not flawless

In all this is a gorgeous 900 SS in the highly desirable black and gold color combo that you do not see come up for sale often in this condition. It is also a very nice bonus to own a reference motorcycle featured prominently in the bible of Super Sport restoration books, pages 74, 80, 81.

Item is for sale locally. I reserve the right to end the auction early

Please ask any questions you may have or request any additional photos. International buyers are welcome. I will work with your shipper as long as payment has cleared before the motorcycle is picked up.

Ducati 900 Sport
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