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1980 Ducati 900SS

In Italy, Sport by Jeffrey PamerLeave a Comment

I really love Ducati’s both new and old, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that I’m currently equipped to own one. So, I resign myself to searching them out for sale, and then writing about them. Admittedly, it could be a lot worse. It seems that every time I look at a Ducati that I’m thinking on writing about, I muse, …

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1979 Ducati 900 GTS Custom

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Post Sale Update: This custom Ducati sold for $6,986 after 18 bids on eBay in Berkeley, California. The seller of this custom Ducati knows what you’re probably thinking, which is why he quickly mentions the following in his listing: “I should say I did not destroy a GTS 900 to build this bike — when I acquired it, the previous …

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“Rhapsody In Blue” – 2016 Moto Guzzi V9 Roamer

In Custom, Italy by Tim HuberLeave a Comment

Gannet Design is a studio and shop headed up by Ulfert Janssen, a German-born designer who previously penned cars for a decade at Renault and Nissan. The Switzerland-based outfit is routinely commissioned by major moto marques (and various fashion companies) to build one-off versions of production motorcycles. Gannet Design often teams up with other renowned shops to help execute its …

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2014 Ducati Hypermotard

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There was a recent episode of Revzilla’s “High Side, Low Side” that stuck with me – the topic was: are there too many types of motorcycles? It raised the question of whether the hyper-specialized classes of motorbikes is hurting or helping our struggling industry.

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Unexpected Custom – 1987 Ducati Indiana Street Tracker

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Though Ducati’s Indiana was something of a commercial flop, it does make for a pretty interesting base for a street tracker with its Italian-built V (or rather “L”) Twin and pressed-steel backbone frame. Built by Redonda Motorcycles of Coimbra, Portugal, this one-off 1987 example features a myriad of custom works and aftermarket parts as well as upgrades to some of …

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Restored – 1977 Ducati 900SS

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Post Listing Update: This 900SS did not meet reserve despite 25 bids up to $19,100 on eBay in Deerfield, Illinois. A sportier evolution of the 860GT, the 900SS was designed to remind riders of the iconic 750SS. Though they’re now appreciating in value, the model was originally in the shadow of the Mike Hailwood Replica so it wasn’t as commercially …

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Semi Senna – 2002 Ducati 748S

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Officially, Ducati called this special grey/white/red paint scheme Titanium Grey, but Ducati fans have called it something slightly different over the years. They call it the “Semi Senna”, as it harks back to the officially licensed Senna 916 from the mid 90s. The 748S variant was not official, however it was limited: just 250 examples were built, 200 of which …