Ducati data sought
I’m wondering if your readers may be able to assist me. I’m trying to trace the history of Ivana our 900SS Ducati. My friend Cedric Farmer purchased the bike in late 1983 from Monarch Yamaha in Christchurch, New Zealand. I purchased it from him in 1992 and have since rebuilt the machine and imported it to Queensland Australia when we relocated in 2007. The bike has an Australian Motor Vehicle Board compliance plate fitted to the right hand front frame down tube. So we believe that it was sold new in Australia but what happened from then until late 1983 is a mystery. We believe she was raced, she has some special features. Gold coloured Borrani wheel rims, high exhausts, cut down side covers, an oil cooler and dual seat. When Cedric bought the bike (registered as 62KZB) it was also supplied with a single seat with the tail piece painted in red, white and blue. Would it be possible to publish this in the hope that your readers my be able to assist in solving the mystery. Thanks for a great magazine and the article in OBA 50 regarding the Cust race track in Canterbury. This article is brilliant. My family is originally from North Canterbury so the article is a real trip down memory lane. My mates and I were at the reunion in 1996. Tommy McCleary’s shop in Moorhouse Ave was an institution in Christchurch when my mates and I where first getting into motorcycling. Also Bill Veitch’s shop in Dunedin serviced my Triumph when I lived there. I had no idea there is a museum at Cust but will try and make the time to visit next time I go home. Des & Tracey Gifkins [email protected]
ABOVE The new 961 is not ugly from any angle Greg. Here’s the left side to prove it.