Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: SW of Boston, MA, USA
It's been a while since I've been here, but I still have my 906. It's still a blast to ride.
Oddities, 16" rims, useless mirrors, 280 mm front brake rotors are far and few between and the original seat is a nut crusher.
The water cooled engine makes traffic easier to deal with. Add a manual fan switch for better heat discharge.
A lot of the parts are available on the SS models and a few a shared with the Guzzi's of that time too. The original weber carb sucked. I heard that a fuel pressure regulator made them little better. Mine has dellOrtos, 40 mm(?) which are only slightly less finiky. FCR's would probably be happier on a 906.
I have a manual and the majority of info in a 2V Desmo Times manual is applicable.
For the most part is like an older brother to a 900SS, except a little heavier, water cooled and maybe a step behind in handling. It has a love/hate design appeal. People either look at it in horror or with a knowing smile. Over the years a bunch people have stopped by to talk, laugh and wish they'd never sold theirs.
The 907's had all the oddities worked out of them, but I'll still keep a 906, warts and all. I'd restore it, they are unique in the Ducati world.
'90 906 Paso
It's not just a Ducati, it's a disease!