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Quattrocento by XTR Pepo

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What happens when you take the unassuming French-built MASH 500 and give it the same Spanish treatment that brought us the Radical Ducati brand? Something certainly a lot less bland than the budget-friendly standard, that’s for sure.

Radical Ducati’s Pepo has a new company, XTR Pepo, and he has branched out beyond just restyling Ducati motorcycles.

Accordingly, he just sent us his latest work, the Quattrocento XTR Pepo – and we are glad to see that out-of-the-box designs that are Pepo’s bread and butter remain in the motorcycle industry with his latest creation.

Unsurprisingly, just about all of the MASH 500 that remains is the learner-bike’s engine, and a few pieces of the frame; since as usual Pepo has sourced just about everything else from the leftover parts bin of other motorcycles.

You will see in there a pair of Aprilia RS125 forks, a Yamaha TZR 80 mudguard, a Suzuki GSX-R sidestand, just to name a few “donated” pieces. Other items like the swingarm, subframe, and headlight are custom-built by XTR.

The amalgamation of those pieces is truly unique, and long-time motorcyclists will see cues that dip into several generations of motorcycle design. I don’t think a MASH 500 would ever be on our short-list of bikes to ride in 2015, but the Quattrocento certainly could be.
Quattrocento Build List:


  • Donor Bike : MASH five hundred.
  • Original Modified frame with new rear subframe.
  • XTR cantilever swingarm.
  • Betor gas monoschock.
  • Aprilia RS 125 front fork with radial caliper
  • Brembo PR19 radial brake pump
  • Frentubo brake line
  • NG oversized rotor
  • Original front hub with Excel rim
  • Yamaha TZR 80 modified front mudguard
  • TT rev counter
  • XTR front light
  • Aluminium front plate number
  • XTR front support
  • Tomaselli regulable clipons
  • Suzuki Bandit clutch lever
  • Modified Ducati 160 Sport fuel tank for mount fuel pump and fuel gauge.
  • Monza gas tap
  • RAD 02 F3 solo seat modified with upholstery.
  • Montesa rear light
  • Led blinkers
  • Ergal Cnc machined Ducati 1098 footrest.
  • Tsubaki gold chain
  • Original rear hub with Excel rim.
  • Modified rear Brake cover for better cooling
  • Suzuki GSXR side stand
  • LIPO battery
  • Electronic Fuel injection
  • DNA race air filter
  • Supermario two in one exhaust system with megaphone
  • Artenruta painting

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Source: XTR Pepo; Photos: Pedro Mordt (Pistonbrew)

Jensen Beeler

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