If you’ve been a regular reader of Silodrome for more than a few weeks you’ll know of our fondness for the Spaniards over at Radical Ducati, today we’re featuring a rather unusual build from the team at RD, it’s a classic Ducati 350 single and it’s a far cry from their more modern regular fare.
The scrambler motorcycle genre just doesn’t get enough attention from custom bike builders, cafe racers, choppers and bobbers seem to be hugely popular but I’d love to see a custom shop building nothing but balls-to-the-wall scramblers just like this one.
Motorcycle advertising has changed a huge amount since the ’70s and ’80s. It used to be Girl-Bike-Logo and motorcycle sales were booming, in more recent times it’s become more technical and motorcycle sales have waned, I may be drawing an overly simplistic correlation-causation line in the sand here but I vote that we go back to the ads like this one.
This bike started life as a 1992 Ducati 900TT, already a serious bike in it’s own right. Interestingly, the first thing Rad Ducati did was add a modified Yamaha TZ 250 GP solo seat and modified Yamaha TZ 250 GP front fairings. Tell this to any hardcore Ducatiphile and they’ll be frothing at the mouth but the end result is superb.
Pursang is the latest custom out of the Spanish motorcycle garage, Radical Ducati. Already famous for their focus on precision and engineering, Radical Ducati has built some of the more extreme Ducati customs we’ve seen in the past couple of years.
This is an old photograph of an old roadside Ducati pitstop, I’m not sure what the race in question was but I do like the fact that he seems to have almost an entire spare bike sitting in his wooden cases.