Ducati 1977 900 GTS
The Ducati 900 GTS is one of those motorcycles that sits very close to the top of most motorcycle obsessed gentleman’s wish lists.
The Ducati 900 GTS was produced only in 1977 and ‘78 and used Ducati’s 864cc bevel drive V-twin.
It revived Ducati’s fortunes with a winning combination of speed, handling and classic design with its chunky tank, ducktail seat and the controversial angular design of the cosmetic elements from the hand of car stylist Giorgio Giugiaro.
Giugiaro dispensed with both the sinuous tank shape and engine covers, and added large steel side covers to create an overall integrated effect.
By 1977 further cosmetic and electrical enhancements were introduced in the renamed 900 GTS.
This 1977 model has an electric start alongside its kickstart lever.
Subject of a recent total restoration, it’s an exhilarating sport-tourer, responsive and good fun to ride.
Make Model Ducati 900GTS
Engine Air cooled, fourstroke, 90°“L”twin cylinder, SOHC, 2 valve per cylinder
Bore x Stroke 86 x 74,4mm
Compression Ratio 9.8:1
Induction 2x 32mm Dell’Orto PHF carbs
Ignition / Starting Bosch electronic / electric
Max. Power 65HP 47,4 KW @ 7200 rpm
Max. Torque 73 Nm @ 4000 rpm
Transmission / Drive 5 Speed / Chain
Front Suspension Oil damped telescopic forks
Rear Suspension Marzocchi dual shocks
Front Brakes 2x 280mm discs 1 piston caliper
Rear Tyre 400 H 18
Front Tyre 350 H 18
Fuel Capacity 18 Litres
Consumption Average 43 mp/g
Standing 1/4 mile 14,4 sec.
Top Speed 116,2 mp/h