The aim with this special was to build a usable, really fast, unrestored everyday machine.
It´s not a design concept aiming for a final visual perfection, it´s a work in progress: ride, modify, repeat.
“I usually don`t care much about cars, but I am a big fan of the Magnus Walker Porsche 911s and I wanted to give the bike a somehow similar spirit.
A hard ridden, tuned classic with some “illegal street racing”- style.
Base for the low budget project was a low milage Ducati 750 sport from “88.
I chose the 750 because of the death proof engine, the clean lines of the fuel tank and especially the 16” wheels.
Together with the new Avon radial tyres they work really well, despite their distinctive “80´s formula one” almost balloon tyre look.
The fuel tank was slightly modified and mounted 20 mm towards the front. Together with the clip on´s, lowered footrests and newly designed tail unit it gives a really comfortable riding position.
The frame was cut and heavily modified.
Airbox had to go and Mikuni flat slide racing carbs, fitted with K+N Filters give the bike a beautiful response and a completely different power delivery.
Suspension is a Showa damper from the 750ss series in the rear and a stock Marzochi front fork, both modified to work with the lower weight.
Tail unit and the distinctive headlight are JvB-moto custom parts.
Electric box and alloy front fender are one-off parts.
Brakes are modified stock and work quite well with the low weight.
The 2 in 1 exhaust was made from stainless steel leftovers and ends in a Termignoni titan can originally made for a 1100 Monster.
Of course you can´t compare it to a modern superbike, but with a weight of 155 kg without gas and about 80 horses, it runs incredibly well for a 25 year old machine and if you want to, you can be very, very quick.”
The bike will stay a one-off. But some of the parts are in the web shop and there are more to come…