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BevelTech Ducati Desmo

1975 Ducati Desmo by BevelTech
It’s difficult to improve on the aesthetics of a 1970s Ducati bike. But Australian specialist Tony Hannagan of BevelTech has done it. The engine on his latest creation is from a 900SS: it’s been rebuilt with Cosworth pistons, polished rods, ported heads and magnesium valve covers. It sits in an 860 GT frame that’s also been heavily revised, again using belt-drive SS parts. The bodywork is carbon fiber, the magnesium race wheels are from Marvic, and the exhaust runs inside the frame rails for protection. Doing justice to this extraordinary bike is an image from leading Australian photographer Phil Aynsley. Later this year, Phil’s releasing a book called Ducati – A Photographic Tribute—and we’ll be first in the queue to buy it. [Thanks to Adam Zerbib.]

  • Man, you should warn people before posting such bikes …

  • tony hannagan

    I bet that guy has sex with who-ever he likes. Maybe even WOMEN!

  • Marcel

    That is the bike that I dream about

  • Ron

    Very Nice, Simple, What a motorcycle should be.

  • Just the essentials and nothing more. Formidable!!

  • Swagger

    Formidable indeed!

  • gilly

    its an old 860 gt frame hacked up, i bet the first corner it hit it would wobble off into the bushes, if it runs at all, no fuel lines ,where does the fuel come from
    amazing what can be done with old scrap, and a bit of paint, I wonder what fool bought it

  • desmodue

    gilly, you must be the biggest idiot who owns a keyboard.

  • gilly

    hey desmodue
    bit personal , i take offence
    come on guys get over yourselves, what a pack of wankers
    its just an 860gt frame butchered, an ss motor, and some ss parts
    chuck on a newer front end and voila…it doesnt run , no fuel lines…no blued exhaust,,,and i no for a fact it would handle like an old jap sorry probably not that well….its been made for looks only …yes it looks nice some nice touches but sorry I like my bikes to work…

  • mike

    yep gilly you are an idiot
    but your right, doesnt look like it goes to me, wonder if there are any photos of it running and on the track, check out the master cylinders, brake fluid is stored in bits of fuel tube, half a decent ride and you would run out of brakes, guess it doesnt matter as you said doesnt run….

  • nicco

    i have no trouble leaving most of the modern sportsbikes behind on my desmo ised gt cafe racer,maybe its because half of em cant ride em? this one is obviously lighter, quicker steering, quicker stopping, better sprung, lighter unsprung weight, better rubber. one can only assume if and when its ridden that it too would have no trouble leading the way. especially as it has a more powerfull motor than stock. anyone who has experienced riding ducatis knows they havnt made a bike yet that wobbles round corners!!! i also ride and own a hayabusa, 3 speed triples, a corsaro veloce, and a 1000 raptor. the old bevel is the most planted bike of em all.

  • dewcati

    Beautiful motorcycle….. and as for the negative comments….. lets see your bikes on here boys… finished or not……