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Ducati D2-492-17-01
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.


Motorcycle encyclopedia Moto Passion, realised by François-Marie Dumas, include almost 2000 photos presented with an exhaustive history of the motorcycles exhibited.

This unique collection has been realised with the participation of many specialists. With many thanks in particular to Yves Campion, Michael Dregni, Didier Ganneau, Jean Goyard, Helmut Krackowizer, Michel Montange, Christian Rey, Bernard Salvat, Mick Woollett, etc

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