While I find some time to edit all the photos from last weekend’s CJMC show, I had to post up this beautiful Ducati for our readers. This bike wasn’t a part of the show, but it was displayed proudly by one of the swap meet participants. At first sight all I could say was “Bad ass.” And it was. As it looks, this is how the Ducati 750 SS came out of the factory. It had the clip-on handlebars, the cafe racer style seat, the minimal tank knee rest, a brilliant frame, motor piece, and suspension. It was pure racer style at its best.
This air-cooled four-stroke Ducati delivered a healthy 72 HP at 9500 rpm with only a dry weight of 187 kg (~412.26 lbs). Its 5 speed gear box allowed the Ducati to reach speeds up to 220 km/h (~136.70 mph), an amazing feat for its era and for those who dared to ton-up. Also, it’s quite interesting to note that among similar displacement motorcycles of that time, the Ducati stayed competitive by producing more power over competitors without sacrificing weight, functionality, or even aesthetics. It was and still is a great example of pure Italian ingenuity.
With precision engineering, quality, and aesthetics, this Ducati 750 SS is easily favored by many. Likewise its Italian beauty and performance based design delivers a prime marriage between functionality and aesthetics plus a whole lot of good feelings. It’s quite tasty to the eyes; there’s no doubt about it. And besides, it easily hits the spot.
Stay tuned for more photos from last weekend’s event and lock on to Fitted Life for more updates!