Please note: The seller will be away May 4th-8th (after the close of the auction), so transportation will have to be arranged for after his return.
The seller has also included a brief riding video:
Click here for an CycleVIN Motorcycle History Report on this 1992 Ducati 750SS. Additional photos are available here for your perusal.
After the launch of the wildly popular 900SS in 1991, Ducati was looking to capitalize on its success with a more approachable entry model. What resulted was the 750SS, a bike that borrowed its name from the legendary Imola racers of the Paul Smart era but boasted a price tag much more in line with its Japanese competition.
And the badging isn’t the only thing the 750SS inherited from its ancestors; as is typical of Ducati’s smaller, square bore twins, the bike got the parts bin special treatment. Accordingly, it featured an engine based on that found in the Pantah and a tubular trellis frame that was originally designed for its bigger brother. It also incorporated the same Showa rear shock and forks as used on the 900SS, albeit with less adjustability.
As Cycle World found in its period review: “in the 750SS we have a classic, blood-red Ducati possessing all of the virtues its nameplate suggests in a reasonably priced package that is as sure to turn heads as it is to win hearts. In summation, we’d call the Ducati 750 Super Sport a winner.”
This example is VIN: ZDM1NC3M1NB001227. The seller purchased the bike eight years ago from a private party. He notes that “the bike had not been registered or ridden 13 years prior and was in storage.”
During his ownership, the seller has covered approximately 255 miles. The odometer currently shows 4,442 miles. He adds: “it was a display bike in the house for years before I recently recommissioned it.”
In addition to changing the oil, the seller reports that he has replaced the ignition coils, steering bearings, spark plugs, timing belts, fork seals, fuel lines (including the submersible lines in the tank), the battery, and the rear brake master cylinder. Additionally, he has installed a new clutch master cylinder seal, Spiegler clutch and brake lines, and a Motion Pro throttle cable.
Not pictured are Keihin 39mm flatslide carbs.
It is riding on Michelin Pilot Power 3 tires with date codes of 3415 and 3915. The seller states that he “installed the tires eight years ago” and that they have approximately “250 miles on them but have been stored inside.”
The sale also includes a front brake master cylinder seal kit, a spare oil filter and spark plugs, a seat, an exhaust system, some fenders, a rear stand, as well as the factory tool kit, a rear stand, and several period magazines.