Ducati 750 SS
Another Ducati creation is the 750 SS model, with an engine derived from the GT 750: it also adopted the dimensions of the carburetor valves. The crankshaft had connecting rods worked with two reinforcement ribs around the head. It readapted the pistons and slim frame of the 750 Sport, but using a fork with a central pin. The 5.3-gallon fuel tank, the tail and the body panel were derived from the winning motorcycles in Imola. The chosen color scheme employed contrasting blue and silver. Produced in three series from 1973 to 1977, the 750 SS weighed 412 lbs., had a pedal ignition and was fed by two “Dellorto PHM” carburetors with a 1 ½-inch diffuser: it could reach a speed of 137 mph. The clutch had multiple oil-bath discs and a five-speed transmission.