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Old Jan 13th 2015, 12:31 AM   #1
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Arrow 1981 Ducati Darmah SD900 - Sport Desmo 900cc V-twin

1981 Ducati Darmah SD900
Sport Desmo 900cc V-twin


Of the 683 sold worldwide, this example is 1 of 40 sold in the United States. I spotted this at the International Motorcycle Show as the center display for the Nation's Capital Norton Owners Group. Check out the pictures below:





























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Old Jan 13th 2015, 01:58 AM   #2
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Back in 1980, I remember racing a guy on one of these thru a mountain range, we had some fun. I was on a 1976 Kawasaki 900 with drum brakes on the rear and he was on a 79 red and white one of these Darmahs. I was 19 and he was about 20. We travelled together for a while after that. He broke down a few times and we spent some time just fixing little things. Brings back a great memory though thanks for the pics.
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Old Jan 13th 2015, 02:16 AM   #3
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Nice pictures and very nice bike.

The bike should be sent to a "detailer", to correct painting and chrome parts.... and then, should be put on the living room! Damn!
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Old Jan 13th 2015, 04:02 AM   #4
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No. It needs to be ridden. Too many of the the older bikes become garage queens.
I'm guessing it sounds wonderful with the Contis and the bevel drive. Mechanical symphony.
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Old Jan 13th 2015, 01:09 PM   #5
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Last year I picked up a never ridden 900 SS in Black and Gold . It has 3 km on the clock and never seen the road .
I'm a real fan of the bevel Ducati's .




Still had the factory delivery tag on it .
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