More two-wheel goodness from our friends in Spain, as Radical Ducati has teamed up with Dragon TT not to make a brand new bike, but instead is helping Ducati Superbike 848/1098/1198 owners stand out a bit more at their local coffee shop bike nights. Creating what they call the Vendetta, Radical Ducati and Dragon TT have put together a kit of parts that transforms the soon-to-be outgoing Superbike design into something completely different.
Gone are the smooth and definitively Italian lines of the Ducati, and replacing them are the edgy and sinister designs of the two Spanish firms.We have a feeling that many Ducatisti will cry heresy over this work, and they rightly should. We don’t expect the Bologna brand to make bold designs like this anymore, and the affect of the Vendetta strikes a darker emotion than is legal in the more southern states of the US. Like a bad night in a BDSM sex parlor, there’s something about the Vendetta that screams “I plan on flogging these canyon corners until they scream our safe word” that we really like. More chills down your spine after the jump.
Making the kit a direct bolt-on affair, transforming your Ducati Superbike into a Vendetta seems like a fairly straight-forward process. Radical Ducati and Dragon TT are boasting better air flow in and around the motor, which should create a better performance potential due to the reworked fairings, though we think most buyers will be after the kit for its damningly evil appearance. Add in a larger fuel tank, and solo seat with LED turn signals, and the transformation is complete in either fiberglass or carbon fiber.
The full Vendetta kit includes the following:
- Aluminum front bracket
- Front fairing with 2 high beam and 2 low beam ellipsoidal lights , windshield
- Left and right sidepanels with incorporated blinkers.
- Race type bellypan
- Fuel tank
- Solo seat with leds rear light incorporated
- Solo seat under-tray.
- Air funnels.
- Two silencers adaptors
Source: Radical Ducati; Photos: Javier Fuentes