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Ducati Tricolore Custom

In 1988, Ducati unleashed the Desmoquattro 851 engine, the primary desmodromic twin with liquid-cooling, 4 valves per cylinder, and digital gas injection. The engine discovered its approach into some of the iconic sports activities bikes of the period, the 851 Tricolore, a homologation particular that boasted 102 hp and a dry weight of 204 kg (450 lbs).

“World Superbike racers had been required to be based mostly on manufacturing streetbikes. One technique to get the highest-specification base mannequin attainable was to construct homologation specials — costly, limited-edition variations that wanted comparatively minor modification to be track-ready. Ducati took this so-called ‘equipment bike’ method with the 851 Superbike. Simply 207 of those nominally street-legal machines had been hand-built, sufficient to fulfill World Superbike guidelines, with an estimated 20 examples coming to the U.S.” –Bonhams

851 Tricolore

The racer would show its mettle in World Superbike, the place the 851 and its derivatives took residence 11 producers’ titles over the subsequent decade and a half.

Ducati Tricolore Custom

Our pal Pepo Rosell, the world-class builder behind XTR Pepo and an aficionado of classic endurance racers and superbikes, had been wanting to construct an 851 for fairly a while. Lastly, the proper undertaking arrived.

“This bike is a fee from a man that need to race in Basic Endurance races. The foundations allowed using bikes from the late 80’s to the early 90’s and the 851 was proper there. For a very long time I’ve wished to construct an optimized 851 and bingo this man requested me to make one.”

Ducati Tricolore Custom

From the start, Pepo’s imaginative and prescient was clear — an 851 Tricolore-inspired machine with a extra fashionable, highly effective, and dependable engine like that of the 999. As it might be prohibitively costly and presumably depraved to chop up an authentic 851, Pepo determined to begin practically from scratch:

“As discovering an authentic Ducati 851 for work on it was very tough and costly, I made a decision to ‘work from zero,’ utilizing a Ducati Monster 600 (carbureted) body…”

Ducati Tricolore Custom

He modified the Monster 600 body to 851 specs, then fitted a blueprinted Monster S4Rs (999 Coppa Bassa) engine that boasts a light-weight flywheel, slipper clutch, high-flow airbox, and different mods. The bike is rolling on a set of Ducati ST3 wheels and adjustable forks with Brembo brakes, Continental Race Assault rubber, and a YSS rear shock custom-built for the bike.

Ducati Tricolore Custom

The tail part is an 888 solo unit with XTR {custom} upholstery, whereas the entrance fairing is an 851 mannequin modified to run a Cagiva Mito 125 Lawson reproduction headlight. The tank is an 851 fiberglass unit with quick-release fillers and a clear strip for studying the gas degree. The record goes on…a full construct sheet is included under.

Ducati Tricolore Custom

As for the livery, there’s no mistaking the inspiration — the identical proud colours of Italian flag.

“I used to be bored with purple bodywork and white frames (it’s so typical), so I wished to make a tribute to the primary 851, the Tricolore.”

Leaning on his deep data of racing historical past and unbeatable eye for element, Pepo has created a Ducati Tricolore {custom} that’s not solely a tribute to the long-lasting authentic, however unmistakably XTR in execution. Bravissimo, Pepo!

Construct Sheet: XTR Tricolore

Ducati Tricolore Custom

  • Donor Bike: Challenge constituted of zero beginning with a ’94 Ducati Monster 600 body
  • Modified Ducati Monster 600 body to Ducati 851 specification
  • Fabrication of bolstered body components to strengthen the chassis
  • Fabrication of rear subframe fittings.
  • VS Body 851 aluminium rear subframe
  • Ducati Monster 600 swingarm
  • YSS Adjustable rear shock made particularly for the bike
  • Aluminium rear suspension rocker lightened
  • XTR carbon fiber rear mudguard
  • Ducati ST3 rear wheel
  • Brembo rear brake rotor
  • Brembo rear brake caliper
  • Alluminium adjustable rear brake rod
  • Frentubo kevlar rear brake line
  • Brembo rear brake pump
  • Ducabike adjustable CNC-machined footrests
  • Ducati Monster S4Rs Engine (999 Coppa Bassa)
  • Engine Tuning:
    • Aluminium TSS mild flywheel, full dismount and alter of all bearings, bushings, shims, and so on. Blueprinted remount.
    • Slipper clutch
    • 999 injector physique
    • XTR excessive quantity airbox
    • Walbro exterior gas pump
    • Gasoline stress regulator
  • Electrics:
    • 998 racing wiring
    • ECU mapping
    • Separate electrical units wiring (rear and entrance lights, fan)
    • Lipo Battery
    • AviaCompositi dashboard with lap timer
    • Double LED rear mild
    • Cagiva Mito 125 Lawson reproduction entrance mild
  • RC Radiator (Excessive capability racing radiator)
  • Aluminium water tubes
  • Radiatior fan
  • Ducati 999 oil radiator
  • Ducati Monster 900 yokes
  • Ducati ST3 adjustable entrance fork
  • XTR CNC-machined clip-ons
  • Ducati ST3 entrance wheel
  • Brembo entrance brake calipers (4 pads)
  • EBC sinterized brake pads
  • Discacciati lightened floating entrance brake rotors (5mm thickness)
  • Frentubo kevlar brake strains
  • Ducati 1098 Entrance Brake Pump With Xtr Foldable And Regulable Lever
  • Ducati 1098 Clutch Pump With Xtr Foldable And Regulable Lever
  • Frentubo Kevlar Clutch Line
  • XTR Aluminium entrance fairing bracket
  • Sil Motor Roche Reproduction carbon fiber silencers with Spagheti exhaust system modified to suit 999 Coppa Bassa engine
  • JT lightened Z14 sprocket, 520
  • PBR Z 37 rear sprocket, 520
  • Regina Gold 520 chain
  • Modified Ducati Diavel sprocket cowl
  • DNA oil stress air filter
  • Ducati 888 rear solo seat
  • XTR handmade seat and fabric
  • XTR / Ducati 851 fiberglass gas tank with quick-open double fuel fillers and clear gas degree
  • Ducati 851 fairing modified to mount the endurance entrance mild
  • Ducati 851 windshield
  • XTR Aluminium fairing brackets
  • Ducati 1098 entrance mudguard
  • Domino quick-turn throttle
  • Domino Gentle Grips
  • Continental Tires 120/70 – 17 and 180/55 – 17 Race Assault 2
  • Artenruta Portray: Tribute to the primary Ducati 851 Tricolore
  • Powder Coating: chrome color body
  • Dry Weight (No Gasoline) with water, battery, oil, hydraulic fluid, and air within the tires: 165 Kg, 800 grams

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