Pin-up for a winding road. Paul Carroll tests Ducati’s 900S2.
Look at this gem I found in a 1984 issue of Rider, before Jay had taken Carson’s spot on the Tonight Show, and when he had only 3 motorcycles.
The Darmah 900 SD is a civilized desmo, without the frame, fairing and other racetrack gilding of the Super Sport Desmo. But don't let that fool you. The V-twin engine - and the first winding road - will tell you the Darmah is the genuine Bologna article.
Is the Ducati 860 better because it's bigger? Ducati set new standards for V-twin smoothness and performance with their incredible 750. The new 860 is just as fascinating a machine, and what it lacks in some areas, it makes up for in others.