The days are getting longer up north. And we can't think of a better way to usher in the Swedish spring than with this sizzling 750SS Ducati from MOD Moto.
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There’s nothing like a barn find to get the motorcycling juices flowing, and this Ducati 750 Super Sport is one of the best. The bike was discovered in Belgium in 2009, after sitting in a shed for 15 years. It’s now been resurrected by Harné Heuvelman of the Dutch specialist Back To Classics, and it’s as close to vintage perfection as you can get...
The Ducati Monster is one of the best-selling motorcycles of recent years. But it isn’t the easiest bike to customize. This one, a 1996 model that’ll be featured in the next issue of Italian Motor Magazine, shows what can be done: it was inspired by 1970s racing Ducatis, and was built to a tight budget in a garden shed. The most expensive parts are the Öhlins shock and the Keihin carbs, which the London-based owner financed by selling his daily ride. ”Everything else was bought slowly over two years—a mix of new, used, converted and fabricated parts. I wanted to keep the project simple and achievable, because I’d never taken a bike to bits before, never mind put one back together!”
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 the RAD02 is a tuned 900 SS i.e. lump, with racing cams and optimized intake and exhaust ports. The frame is equally trick, being a custom-made chromoly steel item. It’s hooked up to an S4R swingarm, and a modified upside-down 43mm Showa front fork with low friction TiN treatment, taken from the 749S Testastretta. Indeed, most of the metallurgy on this bike is bespoke, and many body parts are carbon fiber. The bike is not road-approved, although this should be possible: Radical Ducati will be building more machines to order, and can modify the componentry as needed. Check the RAD02 product page for build details and a comprehensive array of images.