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Key Information

Lot number
209
Sale Price
£6,600
Make & Model
Ducati 900 S Darmah
Registration
FVX 272T
Year
1979
Colour
Blue
Engine Size
864 cc
Chassis No.
903270
Engine No.
903670
Documents
V5C; one old MOT; three manuals; bill of sale; Ducati magazines; bills etc

Full Description

The Ducati Darmah made its first public appearance at the Bologna show in 1976. Named after a Tiger in a popular Italian children’s book, it was the work of Leo Tartarini and was (and probably still is!) the coolest bike on the road by a wide margin.

The engine was a derivation of the 860 GTS unit, upgraded with desmodromic valves and fitted in a beautifully balanced double cradle frame. Top quality forks, shocks and wheels were specified, along with three massive 280mm discs and Brembo calipers.

This prime 1979 example comes from a private collection where it has seen little use over the last few years. The recorded mileage of 29,616 is confirmed as genuine, the bike having covered just 297 of these over the last 10 years.

Regularly fired-up and just serviced with a new battery, fresh oil, sump filter and cartridge, it is a genuine UK-supplied machine (one of just 150), remains nicely unmolested and is reputed to sound and go as it should although it is currently not MOTd. The document file includes a bill of sale, sundry invoices, Ducati magazines and three manuals, and the bike retains two sets of keys and has been fitted with a chain oiler.