JvBs Ducati 750 sport 17 November 14


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.

A hard ridden, tuned classic with some “illegal street racing”- style. The base for the low budget project was a low milage Ducati 750 sport from “88. The the 750 was chosen 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 20mm 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. The airbox had to go and Mikuni flat slide racing carbs were 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. The tail unit and the distinctive headlight are JvB-moto custom parts and the electric box and alloy front fender are one-off parts. the brakes are modified stock and work quite well with the low weight. The 2 into 1 exhaust was made from stainless steel leftovers and ends in a Termignoni titan can originally made for a 1100 Monster.

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Alan Goodsell , 17 November 14