Web Analytics

 Ducati - 750 SS
 Back to brands list

Ducati SS motocyclette motorrad motorcycle vintage classic classique scooter roller moto scooter
Photo ou archives : M. Montange

Capacity : 750
Model : SS
Production : 1991 - 1996
Category : (R) Street Bike


750 ss -1991

The archetypal Italian sports bike

Ducati earned a solid reputation as a maker of top-rank sports- bikes with its 750 S.S, which first appeared in 1972, At the time it was tegarded as a true-blue motorcycle, exclusive .down to tbe last.detail. Dropped in the mid 80'this famous line reappeared in 1989, and was .extensively remodeled in 1991, to the great joy of fans of genuine Italian sports bikes.

Aggressive Character

With slightly "softer" lines, the new SS models retained the aggressive character of true sports machinery. Exernallly similar, the 750 and 900 SS in fact differed in many respects. The engine of the 750 is derived from that of the. 600 Pantah, while the 900 is a detuned version of the 851, with which it shares its air/oil-cooling and six-speed transmission. The 900 also inherited more sophisticated suspension units and twin front disk brakes. In l992, both models were offered with either full or handlebar fairings.

Civilized, but Not Tamed

The SS Ducatis have been civilized without losing their character. They are capable of taking a passenger, and their engines, with carburetor induction, are more flexible than ever. But it's on twisting toads that they reveal their true selves, bikes with plenty of torque that are astounding, providing really enjoyable sports motorcycling Jtalian style.


Engine: 758cc {88x51,5mm) Air-cooled 90- degree V-twin

Power Rating: 7.3 hp @ 3500 rpm

Valves: two belt-driven overhead camshafts; two desmodromic valves per cylinder

Fuel System: two Mikuni carburetors

Transmission:. 5-speed final drive by chain

Suspension: upside-down telescopic forks (front); ,swinging Cantilever with Showa· spring/dampers (rear)

Brakes: twin disk (ftont); disk (rear)

Wheels: 17 inch Michelin Radial (front & rear)

Weight: 364 lb . ·

Maximum Speed: 134 mph


Not quite the identical twins they first seem: the. 900 SS and the. 750 SS, here shown in action with its full fairing.


Le fichier Moto Passion réalisé par François-Marie Dumas réunit près de deux mille photos accompagnées d'un historique très complet des machines présentées.
Il sera progressivement mis à jour ici et toute information complémentaire est la bienvenue sur info@moto-collection.org.

Cette documentation unique, qui constitue sans doute l'encyclopédie la plus exhaustive jamais écrite sur l'histoire de la moto, a été réalisée avec l'assistance de nombreux spécialistes dont principalement Didier Ganneau, Christophe Gaime, Mick Woollett, Jean Goyard, Bernard Salvat, Christian Rey, Yves Campion, Helmut Krackowizer, Michael Dregni, Michel Montange, etc. que je remercie ici.

Disponible sur demande :
- Les fiches originales sur papier
- Les photos et archives signées de mon nom en haute définition ou les documents originaux.
Me contacter sur info@moto-collection.org pour les conditions et droits d'utilisation.