Tag: Ducati

  • 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 »

  • Ducati Sport1000 racer

    Ducati Sport1000 racer

  • Chris Hunter Racing Motorcycles ,,

    This beautiful machine started life as a stock 2006 Ducati SportClassic, and ended up in the 2008 Rev’It! catalog. But Thunderduc is no show pony: it’s a hardcore racer. Since this picture was taken, top rider Chris Gorel has developed his bike even further, with… Read more »

  • NCR Mike Hailwood TT

    NCR Mike Hailwood TT

  • Chris Hunter Custom MotorcyclesRacing Motorcycles ,

    In 1979, ‘Mike The Bike‘ Hailwood swung his leg over a Ducati 900 NCR and won the Isle of Man TT. It was a legendary performance, and NCR has honored the 30th anniversary by producing a stunning replica based on the Ducati Sport 1000. This… Read more »

  • Ducati Terra Mostro

    Ducati Terra Mostro

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    There hasn’t been a dual-sport Ducati bike since the Scrambler of 1961-74. But Overland Motorcycles of California has revived the tradition with its stylish Terra Mostro—“Dirt Monster”—based on the stock Ducati 695 Monster. The biggest mods are a longer swingarm, long-travel suspension, and heavy-duty Excel… Read more »

  • Gulf-Ducati 1098R

    Gulf-Ducati 1098R

  • Chris Hunter Racing Motorcycles ,

    It’s strange to see a Ducati in anything other than red. But the lines of the 1098R suit the most iconic racing colors of all: the blue and orange of Gulf Oil. This French-entered bike ran competitively in the 2008 Le Mans 24 Heures Moto,… Read more »

  • JvB-MOTO Ducati Scrambler

    JvB-MOTO Ducati Scrambler

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    The latest project from Cologne-based designer Jens vom Brauck is the minimalistic Scrambler, based on the Ducati Monster 1000ie. Carbon-fibre and kevlar parts keep the weight down to just 170 kg with all fluids. JvB can convert a stock Ducati bike to a Scrambler for… Read more »