Incredible Ducati 900 SS by CC-Racing Garage
Published July 20, 2016
Ducati may have relaunched their iconic Super Sport range for the coming years, but nothing beats the older models when it comes to design and character. Here, Italian based custom shop “CC-Racing Garage” have taken an older 2001 model 900 SS and turned it into something radical. It might have been two years in the making, but the Ducati’s owner, Marco Graziani, should be more than happy with the machine. It was recently on display at Ducati’s World Ducati Week festival, and while there were lots of Ducatis to see, I don’t think we’ve ever seen a Ducati quite like it…
The first obvious change you’ll notice is the Super Sports lack of fairings, giving it a naked look. In fact, the a lot more than just the fairings were cut, and the frame was also lopped in places, and a new (and removable) aluminum sub frame sits in pride of place at the rear. On top of the sub frame, you can see the new tail section – this has also been made from aluminum and it seamlessly incorporates the new tank too. The monocoque top half is nothing short of a work of art, and should have the Ducati crowd’s attention. On top of that, CC-Racing Garage have also fabricated a new battery box which is located in the center of the frame, and they took the original steel swing arm, and reproduced it in aluminum. So far: full marks for fabrication.
While the overall aesthetic of the 900 SS is brilliant, it was CC-Racing Garage’s selected parts that really gives this build the “wow” factor. Up front, the Showa forks have been overhauled, modified, and finished with a black anodized look; at the rear, the Ohlines SS 1000 rear shock was also upgraded and anodized to match. The shocks look cool, but they look even better now that they’re mated to Marchesini magnesium wheels – the same kind that 888 Racing used back in the 1990s era WSBK. Naturally, they needed some TLC to run properly: bearing replacements and the like… The Brembo braking system has been donated from a Ducati 999 S, and that includes the rotors, calipers and master cylinders too.
Engine wise, the original 2-valve 900 engine has been stripped down and re-built from scratch, including new bearings and bushings, polished cylinder heads and a whole lot more. The engine has been given a black finish, to match the rest of the bike’s important details, and has also been treated with custom made radiators and a bespoke exhaust system, which has been crafted from titanium. In fact, almost every nut, bolt and fastening from this 900 SS has been made from titanium too.
The electrics also got some special treatment, and a lot of the wiring was re-routed to keep the innards as uncluttered as possible. The key ignition barrel has been relocated to under the tail, and the 900 SS now has a brand new ECU that was specially programmed for the build.
The saddle has been hand upholstered with two different types of alcantara, and leather, with hand embroidery. The other final details include Rizoma mirrors and signals, OEM foot pegs, a Ducati Performance fuel cap, and Daytona Velona instruments. And that awesome paintwork? We’ve mentioned the black already, but that orange up top is a pearly orange finish, matched with brushed aluminum accents. It’s a fine looking finish.
We’ll be keeping an eye on CC-Racing Garage for more of their builds in the future. Because this one blew our minds.