The Book of the Ducati 750 SS ‘round-case’ 1974

Although manufactured for only one year - 1974 - the Ducati 750 Super Sport was immediately touted as a future classic. It was a pioneer motorcycle - expensive and rare, and produced by Ducati's race department to celebrate victory in the 1972 Imola 200 Formula 750 race. Owing to its uniqueness and rarity, the 750 SS has become extremely valuable and desirable, fetching prices beyond the most expensive contemporary Ducati; for Ducatisti, it is the Holy Grail.

Synopsis


Although manufactured for only one year - 1974 - the Ducati 750 Super Sport was immediately touted as a future classic. It was a pioneering motorcycle - expensive and rare, and produced by Ducati's race department to celebrate victory in the 1972 Imola 200 Formula 750 race.
Much of the mystique centred on the 750 SS is a result of this rarity and uniqueness. The 750 round-case Ducati engine was produced for only four years, and was discontinued primarily because it was extremely expensive to manufacture. Only one variant of the 750 was fitted with desmodromic valve gear - the Super Sport. It was also the only Ducati ever hand-assembled in the race shop with special engine components.
Although built in small numbers (401), this motorcycle is hailed as the ancestor of Ducati's current World Championship Desmosedici. As a result, the 750 SS has become extremely valuable and desirable, fetching prices beyond the most expensive contemporary Ducati; for Ducatisti, the 750 SS is the Holy Grail.
One of the world's foremost motorcycle historians, Ian Falloon is the author of many books on motorcycles, of which several are on Ducati, including the best-selling Ducati Story, and Ducati Twins Restoration Guide. He has owned a number of Ducati 750s since 1973 and has a particular enthusiasm for this model, still owning the 750 Super Sport he bought back in the 1970s.

About the author


Ian Falloon was born in New Zealand in 1952 and studied engineering and music at Victoria University, Wellington. After a career as a symphony orchestra oboist was brought to an end by a motorcycle accident he began writing articles on motorcycles for magazines. His first book, the Ducati Story, has run to several editions and has been published in three languages. The success of the Ducati Story led to a series of Ducati books and histories of Honda, Kawasaki, BMW, and Moto Guzzi motorcycles. He has now written many books on motorcycles, mostly historical but also restoration guides. With an interest and passion spanning decades he now concentrates on collecting and restoring older Italian motorcycles, particularly Ducati, MV Agusta, Laverda, and Moto Guzzi. Ian Falloon lives in Australia, and is ably supported in his projects by his wife Miriam and sons Ben and Tim.

eBook details

eISBN: 978-1-787116-13-9 • eV number: eV5613 • Published: September 2019 • Language: English • Digital edition: First Digital Edition. Base eBook price: £29.99 / $29.99 / €29.99 (vendors may set their own prices, so actual prices may vary).
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V4202 • Hardback • 25x25cm • £40.00 • 176 pages • 259 colour and b&w pictures • ISBN: 978-1-84584-202-4 • UPC: 6-36847-04202-8. Price subject to change, P&P extra.

The Book of the Ducati 750 SS ‘round-case’ 1974

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