900SS BEVEL YEARS OF DU­CATI

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1. 900SS bevel The first Du­cati I had for my­self. It’s just a per­fectly bal­anced de­sign, with per­for­mance and road­hold­ing to match. 2. Élite with jelly mould tank Ital­ian style per­son­i­fied – and when your BSA C15 and Tiger Cub were spew­ing oil and bits ev­ery­where, th­ese were the Rolls Royce of sin­gles. 3. 916 Strada An­other mile­stone in de­sign that will never date. The bike equiv­a­lent of an E-type Jaguar. 1. Hail­wood’s 900 1978 Ob­vi­ously. I built it! 2. Spag­giari’s Imola 750SS The start of all the mod­ern twin­cylin­der rac­ers. At the time I pre­ferred his to Paul Smart’s as he had an ex­cit­ing name. Sorry Paul! 3. Su­per­mono A sin­gle that thinks it’s a twin (two con­rods and a pen­du­lum, for those that don’t know) and the last bike I en­tered in the TT that won.

Steve Wynne Road bikes Race bikes Beau­ti­ful 900SS was the clos­est thing to a road-le­gal racer Du­cati: Rac­ing through time 1947 Rac­ing Cucciolo Puppy 1950 Rac­ing Cucciolo Puppy 1955 Gran Sport 100 - 125 Mar­i­anna 1968 250 Mark 3D, rid­den by Paul Sma

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