Radical Ducati 9½

10/25/2010 @ 12:23 pm, by Jensen Beeler12 COMMENTS

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):

Source: Radical Ducati via Faster & Faster & BikeEXIF

  • CBR600RR 09

    Gorgeous, Sexy, Beautiful! What more could I ask for? I love the Streetfighter, but I love that bike!

  • bikepilot

    It looks great, but why the ST2 motor? Wouldn’t a current 1100DS motor provide better power and obviate the need for the unsightly radiator?

  • gnmac

    Wow, so sexy!

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  • Loki

    @ bikepilot: the 1100 motor would provide more power and torque, yes, but it also has an oil radiator (it’s better camouflaged on the Monster & Hypermotard 1100 so you can’t see it right away, but it is there all right) and, more importantly, it’s quite expensive. If you take a close look, this bike is made from bits and pieces salvaged from old Ducatis…

  • Are you kidding? Give me an S4, S4R or Streetfighter any day. Looks totally homebuilt. Junk

  • i’m all about the liquid cooled!!! damn that thing looks like a kick in the pants!

  • marshall

    You should make those photos viewable on a small screen; when you enlarge them there’s no way to scroll left or right so I can’t see the whole image.

  • marshall, how big is your screen so we can take that into account?

  • Sean

    I theorize that you’ve not been into motorcycling very long. “Homebuilt”, or shed built specials are largely appreciated.

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  • matt karlsen

    Well, maybe I have some OTHER kind of ST2, but mine is AIR cooled. Same motor as the early 2000’s Supersport 1000ss bikes. However the ST4 had a water cooled motor. A 996 or a 916 motor depending on the year.
    Am I missing something? Is the ST2 some other bike in Spain? Or am I the only person here who actually owns some ducatis?