Over on the auction site we’ve got a Ducati F1 race bike that is affectionately known as “Walter.” It was originally purchased from a Suzuki dealership in California in 1986 as a racer, then built by Bud Rodgers of Nevada to compete in AMA and AFM. A previous owner was told that it was the AFM Twins Champion in 1991.
It went down during a race early in its life and was then converted to Harris spec. Per the seller, “the frame is modified to Harris spec and the tank is from the original Harris conversion.” In 2012-2013, it was restored by Bill Swenson of Vermont – the restoration process was documented in this thread on the Ducati TT and F1 Forum which is well worth a read.
In 2017, it was freshened up with a full race engine build done by Bruce Meyers of BCM. “Low mileage 750 Sport cases were used with balanced crank and high compression piston, NCR #7 race cams, oversized valves and headwork, external oil lines, Carrillo rods and 42mm Dellorto race carbs added up to a dyno-verified 85 HP at the rear wheel with 52 ft/lbs of torque.” That high-po motor has been paired with Forcella Italia racing forks, 3-way adjustable remote reservoir Fox shock, 17″ Marvic magnesium wheels, 3.5″ wide front/5.5″ rear which allow for the fitting of modern rubber (currently Michelin Power Cup Evos), and rare Brembo racing Mk1 endurance quick release calipers coupled to a Brembo 19 RCS radial master cylinder complemented by 300 mm floating race discs.
Find this F1 racer for sale in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania with bidding up to $9,100 and the reserve not yet met here on Iconic Motorbike Auctions.