Someone will get a good buy. I hope they don't make a fake SS out of it.
Guess I'd have to disagree with thatbeautiful now in hindsight.
My first Ducati was an 860GT and like many others I modified both the appearance and the electrical system. The next owner changed it so much it was almost unrecognizable as a GT. Despite lots of engine work, though, it was still slower than my SS.Passinglane,
first model 860 was a design tour-de force, not understood, beautiful now in hindsight.
but didn't the ducati riders object to it in great numbers?
Would cruise effortlessly at 140 kays until the end of time!
Great frame , pity about the 18" wheel, understeer at the limit.
Where as the 19" gt/sport didn't
Jason, glad you got the bike and are going to love it.Hello all,
I should introduce myself.. my name is Jason. I saw the ad for this bike last week and had to have it. I sold an absolute mint original 75 860gt last year and regretted it since. I was fortunate to be just a bit more than a stone's throw away from this great couple of folks representing the bike. No, that is not a dent in the tank...just a reflection. The bike is gorgeous. It didnt take a considerable amount of time to get it running, but it did take a bit of work. I had carb kits left over from my old bike and here was plenty of old gas in the tank and carbs. After flushing and cleaning those items I robbed the battery out of my Bonneville and with new oil and filter installed, I was ready to kick it over. Half a dozen kicks later (4 of those not realizing the kill switch was off) the bike roared to life. It spit and popped and blew flames from the pipes, but burned off after a couple miles of running it. It runs out VERY well. There are a few non-original parts that may or may not get swapped for the originals. The controls are not original, but look like the could be from a Cagiva maybe?? Hard to say but Im sure some folks here could ID them. I am a bit of a purist, so Im sure eventually some of those little details will be sorted. The bike came with a great story from the kind folks that trusted me with it. I think the good karma that came with the bike should stay rooted right there with it. I have restored many great bikes, but this bike bore a true love story between the previous owners. It should stay. Thanks for listening. I'll chime in from time to time. Any bevel twins in the Kern County area?