Ducati GT1000ss special

Published: 04 July 2012

Ducati never made a big twin street scrambler in the 1970s like Triumph, BSA, Norton, etc so when the Sport Classic range came out I thought it would be a good place to start.

My engineer friend Roger Banks made the tank from a Spanish 75cc trail bike, cutting it up and welding strips in to fit the frame. A separate fuel pump tank was made for under the seat.

The seat was dissected and remade. The pipes were made from scratch. A K&N filter was put in place of the large airbox and the engine was reprogrammed by Ducati Race Shop to suit.

With almost 100bhp and weighing around 180kg this is a thrill to ride with the wide Triumph Hurricane bars and with upgraded brake lines it stops really quick.

I wanted to make it slim and neat like the old 1970s Ducati 750 Sport and it almost looks like a 250.

It's now for sale to finance next project. You can contact me at markmccleanz@yahoo.co.uk

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