Video: Radical Ducati RAD02 Pursang

07/06/2011 @ 3:39 pm, by Jensen Beeler15 COMMENTS

If you’ve ever gotten a mouthful of hairspray before (we were awkward children growing up), then you surely know the need to get a bad taste out of your mouth. Helping us get over our magnificient indifference regarding Husqvarna’s latest video is this short clip from our friends over in Spain, Radical Ducati. In case you haven’t heard of these guys, they take junked-out Ducatis (typically air-cooled), do a bit of a parts bin mash-up, and create eye-catching pieces of two-wheeled goodness for all of us to enjoy.

Their designs are cleverly creative and very pleasing on the retinal units, but yet also have a certain gritty quality that makes for a good juxtaposition to the prim and proper Ducati brand. As for the video, its does a pretty good job of showing the Radical Ducati RAD02 Pursang sitting there and looking pretty, though the go-fast addict in us really wants to see the Radical Ducati RAD 02 Corsa EVO make some laps around (insert famous Spanish circuit here). Ehh boys? Video and photos after the jump.

Radical Ducati RAD02 Pursang Build Spec’s:

  • Frame Cromomolibdeno RAD02
  • S2R Swingarm
  • Marchesini Wheels Forged Aluminum
  • RAD Ergal Triple Clamps
  • Rizoma Handlebar Risers
  • Ohlins Fork
  • MT03 Front Light
  • Brake Rotors Calipers Discacciati and Radial Pump
  • Multistrada 1100 engine, ported Heads, Camshafts DP, NCR Titanium Big Valves, Dry Clutch Antihooping EVR
  • Keihin FCR41 Carburators
  • 2 -into-1 Wolfman Exhaust System
  • SPARK Megaphone
  • Ohlins Rear Shock
  • RAD Height Rod
  • RAD02 Aluminum Fuel Tank
  • RAD02 Corsa Evo Carbon Fiber Seat Only
  • RAD LED Rear Light
  • Led Blinkers
  • Rizoma Rearsets
  • Radial Clutch Discacciati Puma
  • EVR Clutch Actuator
  • Oil 10W60 Bardah XT4
  • joe

    Only the second bike I’ve seen to go from fuel injection to carb. I got an explanation on the first, what is the reason on this one?

  • Johndo

    This is what wet dreams are made of.

  • dave

    nice bike but too much effort for a video of a bike you can’t ride legally onroad. great.

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  • buellracerx

    beautiful machine, nicely done. vid is somewhat anticlimactic, dull, pedestrian…

  • Keith

    Yes you can Dave, yes you can. All it needs is a mirror and I can tag it where I live. I’m just glad I don’t live in that facsit state called kalifornia.

  • Keith

    ah, my bad it DOES have a mirror adn turn signals, not to mention brake light and headlight….pip is a touch loud for my taste but by the current standards quit legal in all 50 american states.

    so what’s the problem besides a slightly ho-hum video?

  • Tyler Sanborn

    Soooo cool… If Ducati made a hyper-cafe-sport-naked like that one… I just might go out & buy one!

  • Johndo

    It’s simply gorgeous. The only thing that bothers me a bit is the kind of black tie-wraps on the white frame. Other then that, it’s freakin perfect. Some serious skills went into this bike. I’d probably get arrested here (canada) with that pipe, but other then that, Id just put 2 mirrors and I’d be good to go. Must be a blast to ride!

  • Other Sean

    There’s a big write up on this guy (Radical Ducati, which I think is a one man band ((with his wife’s help)) in the latest Performance Bikes magazine, which is the single best Sportbike mag on the racks. It’s worth the $8.95 a month (British mag).

  • jason

    For heavens sake, quit with all the fuzzy camra shots and crappy music. I WANT TO SEE AND HEAR THE BKIE!!! Wonderful……ahhhh :0)

  • irksome

    Sorry, but Pursang will always mean Bultaco to me. Go Pomeroy!

    But obviously, I’m an old guy.

  • hoyt

    more quick shots and loud bangs and music..yeah!!!

  • Just… Wow.

  • cmdo850

    bike looks very cool.. the video of it is absurd.. i suppose as a focal point the bike is a good one but aver half the video the bike is nowhere to be seen. Then, it shows up and the vid goes techno / skitzo hopping around like some acid flashback or survivor recollection from an assault… sry.. i wanted to see the bike up close..