What does not seem that the motorcycle that heads this article called Ducati 900 Supersport Matador, one of the latest creations of the people of Radical Ducati It is based on a Ducati 900SS i.e. from 1998. The truth is that one and the other are alike, taking advantage of the fact that we are entering the time, like an egg to a chestnut. The original motorcycle, a sport-touring with slight concessions to comfort, gives way to a completely different style, between café racer and streetfighter. Let's see it a little more in detail.
I believe that both Pepo Rosell What Reyes Ramón They said to themselves: if you are going to modify it, modify it from the source. Therefore they disassembled the entire Ducati 900SS i.e. original and the first thing they got their hands on was the chassis, especially to the part of the subframe that has been reduced to a minimum with just enough space to place the pilot's saddle and little else.
The next thing they modified was the engine by placing it new pistons, increasing compression and installing a lighter flywheel. For the exhaust system, some 2 in 1 manifolds by Wolfman and a silent Spark approved for public roads. This has also had to touch up the air filter that now happens to be from the MWR grim reaper (no, I'm not dyslexic, nor are we talking about the courier company).
Both the triple posts and the handlebar risers, Rizoma, have been completely machined and manufactured on purpose for the Ducati 900 Supersport Matador. Ahead, and who was going to say it, a lighthouse belonging to a Harley Davidson V-Rod and a multifunction and fully digital instrumentation by Aviacompositi Evo.
The lightness, both visually and at the component level is maximum and it can be ensured that the bodywork does not weigh much since it is almost non-existent. What little there is has been made of carbon fiber (front fender and tail). The latter is a own creation called Rad02 Corsa Evo in which the rear light is integrated.
With so little bodywork there has been no choice but to completely hide the electrical wiring, looking for a silhouette that is as clean as possible. If you look closely, the fuel cap is now from the Lightech brand and in order to improve braking, the front four-piston discs and calipers are controlled by a pump with the cylinder from a Ducati 1098. The same system has been used for the clutch pump.
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