Ducati 750SS custom

Ducati 750SS custom by Wrenchmonkees
I’ve always thought that the best-looking Ducatis are often those that aren’t red. (The Gulf 1098R being a great example.) So I’m pleased to see another Duc in an unfamiliar color scheme: this time, a 750SS. In the early 90s, the 750SS was Ducati’s entry-level exotic—a “parts-bin special” that married the 900SS chassis with a motor related to the 1979 Pantah 500. Today, most owners resist the temptation to modify a 750SS , apart from a little tuning and exhaust tinkering, but not the Danish owner of this well-used 1995 machine. The siren call of the Wrenchmonkees’ Copenhagen workshop was too strong, and here’s the delicious result. The fairing is gone and the paint job is typically understated and classy, transforming the look of the bike. The Wrenchmonkees have also modified the seat and the rear frame loop, and fitted a custom tank, a fiberglass rear end, Tarozzi clipons and a minuscule front fender. The headlight and turn signals are new too, and the standard exhaust has been topped off with a WM Megatron muffler. It’s a light bike—weighing only 160kg or 350lbs—and with 70hp on tap it’ll be pretty quick. The original 750SS has never tempted me, but I’d love one of these in my garage.

Ducati 750SS custom by Wrenchmonkees
Ducati 750SS custom by Wrenchmonkees
Ducati 750SS custom by Wrenchmonkees