This matching number 900SS was supplied new by Shirlaws Motorcycles of Aberdeen, Scotland 1st Aug. 1980. The famous bevel drive Ducati Super Sport was nearing the end of production in 1980 to make way for the new Pantah engined models so this example is a late production model, finished in the traditional colour scheme of black and gold – the only colour available at at the time !
The first owner sold the bike not long after purchase as he found it a bit of a handful. Having had one other owner the bike was re registered in Germany when the then owner moved there. In 2014 the engine was rebuilt by RN-MotorTechnik of Reutlingen, the frame was also powder-coated and the body work repainted.
We purchased this bike in 2017 and re registered it here in the UK with its original registration number of LRS 431W. At this time the milage was 36,900 which appeared to be correct as we have old MoT’s that go from new to 1997 when the bike was showing 33,792. In 2018 we sold the bike again, during the last two years the bike has been kept very well and only used in the summer months now showing 37,144 miles.
In good running order and generally very fine overall condition this is a well maintained example that is supplied with a documented history including the original Ducati service log from Shirlaws. The bike is supplied with a set of original fitment indicators, a spare screen and service manual and history file.