No one does that raw, retro racer look as well as Radical Ducati. The Madrid workshop channels a very appealing vintage aestheticâ€”and then backs it up with serious performance upgrades.
Pepo Rosell and Reyes Ramon build Ducatis that go as fast as they look. This is their latest, nicknamed â€˜Endurance 2013â€™ and based on a 1997 Ducati Monster M900. Itâ€™s dripping with upgrades, starting with a blueprinted engine fitted with ported heads and hooked up to a lightweight flywheel for extra snap.
Breathing is via dual Keihin FCR-41 carburetors; an EVR slipper clutch and ExtremeTech shock keep the Ducati 999 rear wheel planted. The front rim is from a high-spec Monster S4RS, hooked up to 749S forks. The brake system comes from Discacciatiâ€”a Lombardy-based specialist making inroads into the custom and racing scene.
The gorgeous bodywork is Radical Ducatiâ€™s own design, from the fiberglass seat unit to the carbon fiber front fender. A pair of endurance-style high/low beam headlights lead the way, mounted onto simple drilled brackets.
Itâ€™s stylish, beautifully finished and exceptionally rÃ¡pido. What more could you want?
Images by Del Perro. Check our Archives for extensive coverage of previous Radical Ducati builds.