Alfred Bajohr was a German engineer who made a name for himself by customizing Moto Guzzis and Ducatis in the endless pursuit of speed. He built a limited number of street bikes and race bikes – the seller of this street bike claims that “from 1979 to 1983 one motorcycle per year was built according to Customer specifications.”
A profile on Alfred at Classic-Motorrad says that “the “Bajohr Ducatis”, which were brought to a full 1000 ccm with forged Mahle pistons and machined with small milling cutters, ran a good 30 km / h faster and were more powerful and more durable than the series 900s. He also converted primary drives and clutches; no screw was safe from him. Just German engineering – and with one of his machines he won the “8 hour race Nürburgring” together with Nava importer Wolfang Kucera.”
This is a Ducati 900SS that was converted into a 1000 by Alfred, and it features an upgraded crankshaft with 76mm stroke, Mahle pistons, Nikasil coated cylinders, and 41mm Dell’Orto PHM carbs. It’s said to put out 85 horsepower, good for a top speed of 140 miles per hour. This example has 15,770 miles and the seller says that it was “overhauled with many new parts”, a valve adjustment, carb rebuild, oil change, and new tires/battery.
Find this rare Ducati for sale somewhere in Europe (yeah, I know that’s not helpful) for €120,000 (roughly $143,000) here on Bevel Heaven.