Walt Siegl’s Dakar Inspired Ducati Hypermotard

01/06/2017 @ 2:27 pm, by Jensen Beeler10 COMMENTS

This Dakar Rally inspired Ducati Hypermotard is the latest creation from Walt Siegl Motorcycles, and it comes with some very appropriate timing.

Not only are we full-swing into the 2017 Dakar Rally, but this 1980s-styled Ducati comes during a week where we have been talking about my not-so-secret love affair with the Ducati Hypermotard.

Again, we see the air-cooled version of this street-going supermoto being used as a platform for a unique work, though this time Walt Siegl has been commissioned to make a bike that rolled right off the sand dunes of Africa.

The exercise centers around mostly the restyling of the bodywork, to give us a little nostalgia for when the Dakar Rally was actually held in its namesake in Northern Africa.

More importantly though, we can see the continuation of the trend, where designers draw upon the awkward time period that is the 1980s. The mash-up of modern machine with a style from 30+ years ago is certainly captivating. We think you will enjoy it. 

Source: Walt Siegl Motorcycles via BikeEXIF; Photos: Daniela Maria

  • Jon B.

    i think this is the best Ducati ever (in awhile).

  • Ur Momma

    That’s hawt

  • appliance5000

    Seigel makes some truly beautiful stuff – this isn’t some of that stuff. Red frame seems wrong – and as long as it’s just a style exercise, no need for the awkward bulkiness. But, if you mean business, a skid plate seems to be the first order…

  • Paul McM

    Oh heck yeah! Finally a big Ducati ADV that doesn’t lock you into a single fore/aft seating position. Nice bodywork. I like everything about this machine except the different sized headlights. Lamps should be same size for simplicity and parts interchangability. Take a close look boys and girls — there’s a ton of “right” here that is (by contrast) very wrong on the R1200GS. I would take this over that GS and even a Muktistrada.

  • Kenny

    Ugh. Looks like a husqvarna concept that got beaten with the ugly stick. No thanks.

  • Axel

    I’m afraid it might be more of a costume than channeling the Cagiva Elephants of Dakar fame. Still the minuscule tank, no wired rims etc.pp.

  • MikeD

    “EMBRACE THE WEIRDNESS” !!!

    I’m on it.

    P.S: Are those TKC 80 ?

  • paulus

    Simply not digging it.

  • AndrewF

    So it turns out even Walt Siegl can produce a dud now and then… who knew?

  • Umpf, tough crowd.