Harris Ducati 900SS Imola
Number one of a total production believed to be in single figures (it is unquestionably number one, questionably of nine, we think). Massive spec including 41mm Dellorto carbs, Marvic magnesium-alloy wheels, Marzocchi forks and Brembo brakes. Recently recommissioned and restored to a very high level, now fitted with a multi-mode modern electronic ignition system and many other new parts. Signed letters on file from Steve Wynne of Sports Motorcycles and Steve Harris confirm it’s the number one, numbers all match and it’s registered for the road. The Alan Cathcart book on Ducati specials, tests no2, stating no1 went straight to its first owner. The previous owner died 16 years prior to sale and the widow waited all that time until she could part with it, so it was in the family at least that amount of time. It was road registered a couple of years ago and there have been two owners since then; both known to CSB. There is a lovely collection of magazine articels, an original brochure (in German) and pictures which add to the provenance. Classic Bike Workhop have been all over it so it runs sweetly, even with the carbs set up with no tick-over, the way they should be. Simply stunning.