From the guys at Spanish firm Radical Ducati comes the 9½, a Ducati ST2 motor wedged into a Monster 900 chassis, making an Italian beauty that’s part cafe racer, part streetfighter. Drawing inspiration form Ducati’s single-cylinder race bikes from the 1970′s, the 9½ is not only a looker, but is comprised of parts from Ducatis long forgotten past (but perhaps more memorable bikes, if you can handle that oxymoron).
If you look closely you’ll see pieces from not only the ST2, Monster 900, but also from the Ducati 916 Superbike (swingarm and rear-wheel), and 999 Superbike (fuel tank). Some other Radical parts enter the mix as well from its RAD series, and the result is a retro-esque bike that looks scintillating, classy, light, and fast. Keep your eyes trained for more bikes from Radical Ducati, we expect we’ll see some more great pieces (like this Radical Ducati RAD02 Imola) from the firm as they continue their Desmo mash-up. Bunch o’photos after the jump.
Radical Ducati 9½ Build Specifications:
- Modified Monster 900 frame
- M900 97 fork
- M900 carburetors
- Single side swingarm kit
- M900 front wheel
- 916 rear wheel
- Brembo disc brakes
- Brembo PR19 brake pump.
- Frentubo blue Kevlar brake lines
- ST2 engine (tuned)
- K&N air filters
- 916 racing electrical wiring
- Aviacompositi rev counter
- ST2 original ECU
- Wolfman two independents exhaust tubes
- Laser megaphones
- SP footpegs
- Malagutti 500 water radiator
- MT03 aluminum modified front mudguard.
- 999 fuel tank with Ergal quick-open gas tap.
- RAD 02 Cafe Racer solo seat.
- Tomaselli aluminum clipons
Photos of the Ducati Radical 9½:
Photos of the Ducati Radical 9½ by Javier Fuentes (via Rocket Garage):