Du­cati 900 Su­per Sport

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Du­cati 900 Su­per Sport, on the other hand, was de­signed to com­pete against the Ja­panese mo­tor­cy­cles in the 750+ HP cat­e­gory. Ini­tially, the Bolog­nese pro­ducer re­al­ized a road model of the 860 GT, but then pre­ferred to in­vest in the 900 Su­per Sport, a rac­ing ver­sion of the 750 SS Desmo, some six feet long and a bit over 23 inches wide, with a 30-inch-high seat. The four-stroke en­gine had elec­tronic ig­ni­tion and two cylinders with cast iron heads that reached 140 mph and con­trib­uted no­tably to the over­all weight of the prod­uct: 432 lbs. The bike sported a five-speed trans­mis­sion and an oil-bath mul­ti­disk clutch on a dou­ble-cra­dle tubu­lar frame. The front sus­pen­sion is tele-hy­draulic and that in the rear has a large swing-arm with ad­justable hy­draulic shock ab­sorbers. The front brakes have an 11-inch dou­ble disc, while the rear brake is a sin­gle 9-inch disc.

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