Ducati 900SS

The first generation Ducati 900SS was the successor to the bike that saved Ducati from oblivion in April of 1972 when Paul Smart won the Imola 200 aboard a 750cc Super Sport prototype, with fellow Ducati rider Bruno Spaggiari finishing second. Ducati in the 1970s The early 1970s were an exceedingly challenging time for European motorcycle…

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A Brief History of the Ducati Scrambler

The Ducati Scrambler is a relatively new design from Ducati designed to appeal to the market for practical, retro-styled motorcycles with modern performance and reliability. Ducati’s brand has long been associated with high performance sports motorcycles and they’ve been working in recent years to expand out into more genres with quite some success. The Ducati…

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Mike’s Leggero by Walt Siegl

Walt Siegl is the man many modern custom motorcycle builders pointed to as a primary source of inspiration, he’s been building world class bikes since the ’80s – when he was based out of a friend’s basement in Long Island City. Meet Walt Siegl Walt dropped out of art school at the age of 19 to…

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The First Desmodromic Ducati – The Trialbero Racer

It’s difficult to imagine Ducati without their trademark desmodromic engines, but before Fabio Taglioni implemented an early triple camshaft desmodromic design on the 1956 Trialbero Racer, all Ducatis used conventional springs to close their valves. For the uninitiated, a desmodromic engine uses a camshaft to both open and close the valves, rather then relying on a…

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Ducati 900 Darmah Custom Racer

The original Ducati 860 GT was released in 1974 with controversially “square” styling by renowned car designer Giorgetto Giugiaro, the new model replaced the more rounded Ducati 750 GT, with a series of exterior and interior engine modification by engineer Fabio Taglioni. The Ducati 900 SD “Darmah” was introduced in 1977 to address some of…

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The Walt Siegl Leggero GTS

Walt Siegl is one of those rare custom motorcycle builders who you wish you could place in the head designer position at a marque like Ducati or Harley-Davidson. The motorcycles that roll out of his New Hampshire workshop look like production motorcycles from an alternative reality where design and engineering are more important than inexpensive mass-production…

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Ducati Supermoto Scrambler

In 2015 Ducati pulled the veil back on the all-new Scrambler. It’s a model aimed squarely at the burgeoning retro-dual-sport segment – a genre that very few really expected to explode in popularity as quickly as it has. The 803cc L-twin fitted to the top 7 variants of the Scrambler produce 67.1 hp and 45.6…

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Ducati Condor Racer by BevelTech

The Condor A350 is a motorcycle built in Switzerland by Condor-Werke AG for the Swiss Military. Rather then building a bespoke engine for the motorcycle it was decided that the single-cylinder from the popular 350 Scrambler would be used. The benefits of this were significant – it was a simple, well-engineered motor with excellent parts…

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XTR Pepo Ducati Racer

This new Ducati by XTR Pepo is a chimera of sorts, much like the creature from Greek mythology it’s composed of parts from multiple other creatures – in this case a 1994 Ducati Monster 750, a Ducati 900SS, and a Ducati 749. XTR Pepo is a Madrid-based custom garage run by Pepo Rosell, you may…

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5 Minute Histories: Ducati Monster

Miguel Galluzzi, the creator of the Monster, once said “In the mind of a motorcyclist you need a gas tank, a seat and a motor.” Galluzzi was working for Honda back when the seed of the idea that would become the Ducati Monster appeared in his mind. He was looking at a picture of a…

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TTRNO Ducati Scrambler

The new Ducati Scrambler is rapidly becoming one of the most popular modern platforms for custom motorcycle builders, as a result of its relatively affordable sticker price and its simple construction. It’s now joined the ranks of the Harley-Davidson Sportster, the Triumph Bonneville, and the Honda CB750 as a foundational model for the modern custom…

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