Friday Bike Crush: Ducati 900 GTS


Photography by Shelly Mosman

The 900 GTS from the end of the seventies, with its stripped down lightweight aspect helped hugely by the structural rigidity afforded by its engine, is one of the great Ducatis of the era.

This particular one has a tweaked exhaust and a hand-shaped tank. Apparently it’s used as a weekend warrior and has only had two owners in its entire life.

Whatever its provenance, huge respect to the creators of these beauties and the people who keep them alive. This is bareback analogue lifestyle for a prophylactically protected age.