This Ducati 750 sport was built as a fast, reliable, 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.
Base for the low budget project was a low milage Ducati 750 sport from “88. 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 quite well, despite their distinctive “80´s formula one” almost balloon tyre look.
The fuel tank was slightly modified and mounted 20 mm towards the front. Together with the clip on´s, lowered footrests and newly designed tail unit it gives a really comfortable riding position.
-Subframe was cut and heavily modified.
-Airbox had to go and Mikuni flat slide racing carbs, 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.
-Tail unit and the distinctive headlight are JvB-moto custom parts.
-Electric box and alloy front fender are one-off parts.
-Brakes are modified stock and work quite well with the low weight.
-The 2 in 1 exhaust was made from stainless steel leftovers and ends in a Termignoni titan can originally made for a 1100 Monster.
Of course you can´t compare it to a modern superbike, but with a weight of 155 kg without gas and about 80 hp, it runs incredibly well for a 25 year old machine and if you want to, you can be very, very quick.”
Find more infos on the PIPEBURN website.
The bike will stay a one-off. But some of the parts are in the JvB-moto webshop: