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Road Runner: A Ducati Pantah reborn in Portugal

Road Runner: A Ducati Pantah reborn in Portugal

5 MONTHS AGO / NO COMMENTS / CUSTOM MOTORCYCLES

The Pantah is one of those bikes from the 1980s that looks a little awkward today. But let’s not be too unkind: It set the template for modern Ducatis, with a trellis frame, belt-driven cams and a desmo valve system. From an engineering perspective, you could say that Fabio Taglioni’s swansong was also his finest…

1980s Overload: Paul Hewitt's Moretti vintage race bike

1980s Overload! The Moretti vintage race bike

9 MONTHS AGO / NO COMMENTS / RACING MOTORCYCLES

You’ve probably noticed the new breed of moto gear store springing up around the world. The products are curated, rather than piled high. And there’s usually a cool bike in the window, or in the middle of the shop floor. In Toronto, Ontario there’s a fine example of the type, called Town Moto. And yes,…

Ducati Pantah 500 race bike built by Hermann Köpf of Craftrad magazine.

Resterampe: Hermann Köpf’s Ducati Pantah 500

Hang out at a few European motorcycle events, and you’re bound to run into Hermann Köpf. The shaggy-haired Munich-based photographer is the editor-in-chief of the exquisite magazine Craftrad—and a total petrolhead. When an informal Germany v France rivalry was set up at this year’s Glemseck 101 festival, Herr Köpf couldn’t help but put his name…

Ducati 650 Pantah customized by the Texas workshop Revival Cycles.

Ducati 650 Pantah by Revival Cycles

By Alan Stulberg’s own admission, Revival Cycles is “the kind of shop that puts subtlety high on the list of design priorities.” It shows—Revival’s builds are typically laced with well-considered details that are easily missed at first glance. Case in point: this ’83 Ducati 650 Pantah. The client—a friend and ex-AMA racer—kicked off a conversation…

JvB-moto Ducati Pantah

It’s always fascinating to see the personal rides of well-known custom motorcycle builders. Rough Crafts’ Winston Yeh, for example, rides a tiny PGO 125cc scooter.…

Radical Ducati ‘Pantahstica’

There’s a sweet spot in custom motorcycle building—a point where performance and beautiful aesthetics collide. Spain’s Radical Ducati hit this spot time after time, and…