This 1977 Ducati 900SS, or “The Texas bike,” as it became known among everyone at the shop, was the worst starting core we had ever received. But being a Ducati bevel SuperSport, it was easy to keep the hope alive that one day it would be sexy as the day it left Italy. Once you hear a desmo bevel start up, you never forget it. A massive amount of hours went into this restoration, removing 35 years of corrosion. All engine work was done without disrupting what the original assembler had created. The motorcycle still stands with its “DM” lead seal that bound the crankcases in 1977!
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