Tag: Ducati

  • Ducati 200 Élite

    Ducati 200 Élite

  • Chris Hunter Classic Motorcycles ,

    It’s been too long since we’ve featured vintage Italian machinery. And then I stumbled across this jaw-dropping shot of a Ducati 200 Élite from 1962. To my eyes, it’s the perfect post-War motorcycle, and I’m not surprised to learn that it was a huge success… Read more »

  • Ducati 748RS

    Ducati 748RS

  • Chris Hunter Racing Motorcycles ,,

    I’ve always thought the 748 was one of the prettiest and most appealing Ducatis of recent times. It had the elegant architecture of the 916, but a shorter-stroke engine that revved to a sky-high 11,500rpm. Ducati made several versions of the 748, but the ultimate—and… Read more »

  • Hattar NCR Leggera

    Hattar NCR Leggera

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,,

    I didn’t think any bike could get more extreme than the NCR Millona M16 we revealed a couple of weeks ago. Until Chuck Squatriglia, editor of Wired Autopia, put me onto this $140,000 NCR Leggera special. The stock Leggera is based on Ducati’s Hypermotard, but… Read more »

  • Union Motorcycle

    Union Motorcycle

  • Ducati NCR M16

    Ducati NCR M16

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    This is one of those motorcycles that’s going to make it onto websites that don’t normally feature motorcycles. It’s exotic and terrifyingly quick, and it’ll cost as much as the GDP of a small African nation. It’s called the ‘Millona 16’ and it’s the latest… Read more »

  • Custom Ducati tracker

    Custom Ducati tracker

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    Despite all the expensive machinery we occasionally feature here, there’s something to be said for a back-to-the-basics classic built on a shoestring budget. And Peter Koren’s Ducati ‘XR900′ is a great example. In 2003, Koren stumbled across an abandoned Ducati 900 GTS project in the… Read more »

  • Ducati 900 GTS cafe racer

    Ducati 900 GTS cafe racer

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    A couple of months ago we showed the Ducati 900 GTS custom built by René Waters, a Canadian Ducati aficionado who runs the website Ducati Meccanica. That bike was hugely popular with readers, and now René has built another 900 GTS—this time a cafe racer… Read more »

  • Ducati 1198 R Corse

    Ducati 1198 R Corse

  • Chris Hunter Production Motorcycles ,

    After a recent run of retro-themed bikes, I’ve been waiting for a contemporary machine to catch my eye. And finally, Ducati has delivered the goods with a 2010 model that will probably be regarded as an all-time classic in 2030. The $39,995 1198 R Corse… Read more »

  • Ducati Darmah ‘Bobcati’

    Ducati Darmah ‘Bobcati’

  • Chris Hunter Classic Motorcycles ,,

    We’ve had some pretty rich fare on Bike EXIF of late. So here’s something a little lighter—the sort of bike that’s within the reach of most pockets and a reasonably proficient backyard mechanic. ‘Bobcati’ is a 1981 Ducati Darmah owned by the motorcycle writer Tod… Read more »

  • Ducati custom: DSC ‘Bite’

    Ducati custom: DSC ‘Bite’

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    One of the strangest stories from World War II is that of the Flying Tigers—the nickname for three fighter squadrons of US volunteers that flew for the Chinese Air Force. They’re best known today for the shark face nose art that decorated their planes, and… Read more »

  • Ducati 900 GTS custom

    Ducati 900 GTS custom

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    René Waters is a Ducati aficionado who lives in Medicine Hat, Alberta, about 3 hours east of Calgary. He runs the website Ducati Meccanica, an essential resource for anyone owning, or thinking of owning, an old Ducati. As you might expect, René’s own motorcycle is… Read more »

  • Ducati flat track racer

    Ducati flat track racer

  • Chris Hunter Racing Motorcycles ,,

    Every now and then, I get an email from a gentleman called Seth Dorfler, who is well known in US motorcycling circles. Dorfler presides over a seemingly inexhaustible archive of vintage motorcycle photographs, plus Ducati and Moto Guzzi memorabilia. (Much of this material was gathered… Read more »

  • Ducati 750 Sport

    Ducati 750 Sport

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    Every few months, a vintage motorcycle comes along that literally stops me in my tracks—a machine so sculptural and beautiful, it would almost be criminal to subject it to the rigors of the open road. It happened three months ago when pre-release images of the… Read more »

  • MotoTrans Ducati Vento 350

    MotoTrans Ducati Vento 350

  • Chris Hunter Classic Motorcycles ,,

    We’ve seen some strange alliances between motorcycle manufacturers over the years. And one of the most unusual involves MotoTrans, a little-known Spanish company based in Barcelona. MotoTrans built motorcycles between 1957 and 1983, when it was bought by Yamaha. Many of the bikes were badge-engineered… Read more »

  • Totti Motori ‘Recycle’

    Totti Motori ‘Recycle’

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,

    If you have a 1993-2005 model Ducati Monster, how do you make it look a little different to all the others? The Monster, despite its sales success, is a difficult bike to customize. The trellis frame dominates the bike’s appearance, so most custom Monsters are… Read more »

  • Yuri Shif Custom

    Yuri Shif Custom

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    Belarus is a European country—pop. 9.85m—that most folks would have difficulty finding on a map. (It’s on the western border of Russia.) It’s not a place you’d expect to find a top-flight custom motorcycle designer, but a Belarusian machine won the Best Streetfighter trophy at… Read more »

  • Ducati Supermono

    Ducati Supermono

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    I’ve just returned from a blissful week touring the back roads of south-eastern Australia. On some of the more twisty stretches of asphalt, I found myself wondering: what would be the ideal motorcycle for powering out of tight hairpins and down short straights? Even some… Read more »

  • JvB-MOTO Single Hot Rod

    JvB-MOTO Single Hot Rod

  • Scott Custom Motorcycles ,,,

    By guest writer Scott of Pipeburn. A while ago Chris posted Flat Red and I think it’s time to do the prequel (especially with prequels being so popular these days). This is the JvB-MOTO Single Hot Rod. It might not have the same pedigree, heritage… Read more »

  • Elizabeth Raab

    Elizabeth Raab

  • Chris Hunter Photographers ,,

    You don’t often see motorcycles featured in fine art photography; Bill Phelps is the only name we’ve come across in the past. But now there’s a new one to watch: Elizabeth Raab, a photographic artist specializing in automotive and creative portraiture. Like Phelps, Raab is… Read more »

  • Radical Ducati Imola RAD02

    Radical Ducati Imola RAD02

  • Chris Hunter Racing Motorcycles ,,

    Spain’s leading Ducati specialist has pulled another rabbit out of the hat with this terrific new racer. It’s a tribute to the 750 Imola Desmo, which carried Paul Smart and Bruno Spaggiari to victory in the legendary 1972 200-mile race at Imola. The engine of… Read more »

  • Ducati 750 F1 Montjuich

    Ducati 750 F1 Montjuich

  • Chris Hunter Production Motorcycles ,

    Reader Greg Rathe is lucky enough to own one of these machines, and we’re jealous. Ducati only produced 200 Montjuichs, and just 20 were exported to North America. It was the first of three limited edition models of the F1 to be homologated for racing;… Read more »

  • Bimota Tesi 1D

    Bimota Tesi 1D

  • Chris Hunter Production Motorcycles ,,

    Bimota is a wild card in the motorcycling world. Since 1973, the Rimini-based company has been delivering the weirdest and wildest machines, wilfully taking the path less travelled. Not surprisingly, it’s never been the most financially stable of manufacturers, and hit the rocks in 2000.… Read more »

  • Walt Siegl Ducati

    Walt Siegl Ducati

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    We have our first feature-length post today, thanks to Milwaukee photographer and Cycle Source contributor Colleen Swartz—who provides not only the words, but also the image. Fritz Dietl started his adventure with Walt Siegl’s custom bikes with a Knucklehead that Walt built for him back… Read more »

  • Ducati Flat Track Racer

    Ducati Flat Track Racer

  • Chris Hunter Racing Motorcycles ,,

    Believe it or not, this muscular-looking Ducati started life as a 2007 GT1000. Then it went into the workshop of Ohio-based Lloyd Brothers Motorsports. They gave the engine a big bore kit using Pistal pistons, taking the capacity from 992 to 1078cc. The ECU was… Read more »

  • Radical Ducati Carallo Sport

    Radical Ducati Carallo Sport

  • Chris Hunter Classic Motorcycles ,,

    The home of one of Europe’s leading Ducati custom shops is not Italy, but Spain. Radical Ducati is based in Madrid, and has carved a niche in contemporary upgrades of Monsters and such ilk. But this latest ‘preparacione’ is a charming departure from the usual.… Read more »

  • Ducati SportClassic racer

    Ducati SportClassic racer

  • Chris Hunter Racing Motorcycles ,,

    Way back in April, we showcased possibly the coolest Ducati racer on earth: Chris Gorel’s ThunderDuc, a heavily modified and extremely rapid 2006 model SportClassic. Since then, ThunderDuc has been upgraded even further into the ultimate track weapon—but Gorel is now putting the bike up… Read more »

  • Ducati 860 GTE

    Ducati 860 GTE

  • Chris Hunter Classic Motorcycles ,,

    In 1973, Ducati broke with tradition and gave an outsider complete control over the design of a new model. The result was the controversial, slab-sided 860 GT. It was created by car designer Giorgetto Giugiaro with an eye to the US market—and perhaps unfairly, it’s… Read more »

  • Ducati MH900e streetfighter

    Ducati MH900e streetfighter

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    A few weeks ago, I read about this custom streetfighter on the Ducati Monster list. And then yesterday, a friend sent me a link to the same bike for sale on a New Zealand auction site. So I guess I should feature this stubby, purposeful-looking… Read more »

  • Ducati bobber: FlightCycles Coup D’etat

    Ducati bobber: FlightCycles Coup D’etat

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    This, believe it or not, is a Ducati. The bike started life as a wrecked M900S acquired by a SoCal custom Ducati shop, FlightCycles. The frame was seriously raked out and cut up, and fitted with a front end from a Suzuki Savage and the… Read more »

  • Martini Racing Ducati 1098

    Martini Racing Ducati 1098

  • Chris Hunter Racing Motorcycles ,,

    Since 1968, the Martini Racing livery has been synonymous with championship-winning race cars. So it was only a matter of time before the iconic colors appeared on a motorcycle. The Ducati 1098 was a good choice: it’s a supermodel clotheshorse for high-impact paint schemes, as… Read more »

  • Mule Web Surfer

    Mule Web Surfer

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    Richard Pollock of Mule has a knack for building classy, beautifully balanced custom motorcycles. Everything is in proportion, from the looks to the mechanical components chosen. Pollock’s background as a surfer probably has something to do with this: his recent ‘Web Surfer’ creation is a… Read more »

  • Ducati Berliner 1260 Apollo

    Ducati Berliner 1260 Apollo

  • Chris Hunter Classic Motorcycles ,,

    In the late 50s, Ducati’s US importers asked head office to create a Harley-Davidson rival for police use. The Apollo appeared in 1964, with a 100 hp four-cylinder 1,200 cc engine, and a fatal flaw: there were no tires capable of handling the bike’s power… Read more »

  • BevelTech Ducati Desmo

    BevelTech Ducati Desmo

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,

    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… Read more »

  • JvB-MOTO Ducati Flat Red

    JvB-MOTO Ducati Flat Red

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    Six months ago, we were awestruck by Jens vom Brauck’s minimalistic Ducati Scrambler custom. But the other day, a comment on twitter reminded us of an earlier JvB-MOTO Ducati bike, the Flat Red. This motorcycle won the international Ducati Design Contest in 2004, and five… Read more »

  • Ducati Cucciolo

    Ducati Cucciolo

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    There’s a story behind most interesting motorcycles, and so it is with this remarkable little machine. Between 1946 and 1948, Ducati produced the Cucciolo or ‘Puppy’, a motor-powered bicycle. In 2005, Mark Savory and Bill Johnson decided to create a modern interpretation of the Cucciolo,… Read more »