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 the original componentry. Redonda’s Ducati has been displayed at a number of customs shows, has received full write-ups on TheBikeShed and PipeBurn, and is featured in Chris Hunter’s 2013 book, The Ride.

The 650cc engine’s Bing carbs were repositioned to the front of the barrels, a custom oil-cooler was tacked on to the left side of the bike, and the mill’s mechanical inner-workings are now on display thanks to the belt covers being binned and a custom clutch cover. A custom stainless steel exhaust system was also cooked up before being capped off with a pair of high-mounted Akrapovic cans. The build’s stock 40mm Marzocchi front-end has been reworked, while out back the factory shocks have been swapped out for a set of modern Ohlins units.

Other highlights include a radial master plucked off an unspecified GSXR, and a round headlight off a Harley Sportster (complete with yellow lens, brush guard, and one-off headlight shroud), new foot and hand controls, custom front fender, luggage rack, custom tail light, front LED indicators housed in the back of the mirrors, (and aftermarket rear LED signals), a custom, low-profile tracker-style tail section, and a 1950s-inspired pastel livery.

You can find this custom 1987 Ducati Indiana Street Tracker from Redonda Motorcycles for sale here on TheBikeShed in Retford, England with a price of £6,995 (or $8,900).

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