Ducati Monster S4 Café Racer – BikeBound

Ducati Monster S4 Cafe Racer

Alpha Moto builds a GP-inspired Monster… 

By the 12 months 2000, the air-cooled Ducati Monster 900 — the Italian manufacturing facility’s best-selling machine — was rising lengthy within the tooth, dropping traction to a crop of ever extra highly effective rival roadsters. Nevertheless, the boys from Bologna had an ace up their sleeve within the type of their liquid-cooled L-twin superbike engine, which they wedged into the Monster chassis:

“Take one ageing bare roadster, add the Ducati 916/996/998 sequence sportbike motor, tweak the suspension and paint it pink. It’s been a profitable system for Ducati…” –MCN


Enter our pal Carlos Lopez of San Antonio, Texas, who grew up working in his father’s motorbike store, constructing his first race bike together with his father when he was in fourth grade!

“From the time I might stroll, my older brother and I might be present in my father’s motorbike store filled with grease and oil climbing throughout his bikes…however it was the chance to construct my first street race bike that sparked a ardour for {custom} builds. A 1990 Yamaha YSR50 was the primary race bike my dad and I constructed to compete in CMRA racing after I was simply 9 years previous.”

Ducati Monster S4 Cafe Racer

Carlos was working as a part-time mechanic by the point he was 15, and opened his motorbike store straight out of highschool: Alpha Moto. Final 12 months, we featured the Honda GL650 café racer he constructed for a shopper — a motorcycle that was featured within the 2022 Handbuilt Present.

Ducati Monster S4 Cafe Racer

For 2023, Carlos is again with the Ducati Monster S4 you see right here, constructed for buyer Joe Ramos of One Pace Moto (@1speedmoto). As you’ll be able to most likely collect from the design, Carlos was impressed by classic GP race bikes.

Ducati Monster S4 Cafe Racer

The bodywork — fairing, fender, and tail — will not be aftermarket fiberglass items, however hand-built from aluminum. The windshield was additionally custom-made, together with the slinky chrome steel exhaust. Different highlights embody a cerakoted engine, OZ Racing wheels, Öhlins entrance suspension, Motogadget electronics, and extra. The paint is an actual match to the Ducati 1299 Superleggera — the track-focused, carbon-framed, no-expense-spared superbike of Ducatisti desires.

Nicknamed the “ONESPEED RACER,” this Ducati S4 was one of many standouts from the latest 2023 Handbuilt Present, and Carlos says it’s a torque monster on the street, too. Under, we discuss to him for the total particulars on the construct.

Ducati S4 Café Racer: Builder Interview

Ducati Monster S4 Cafe Racer

• What’s the make, mannequin, and 12 months of the donor bike?

2002 Ducati Monster S4.

Ducati Monster S4 Cafe Racer

• Why was this bike constructed?

We constructed for our shopper Joe Ramos @1speedmoto.

Ducati Monster S4 Cafe Racer

• What was the design idea and what influenced the construct?

I’ve at all times liked the model on classic GP race bikes.

Ducati Monster S4 Cafe Racer

• What {custom} work was achieved to the bike?

The paint is an actual match to the Ducati 1299 Superleggera. The fairing, fender, and tail/seat are all hand-tooled aluminum. Additionally, the windscreen is custom-made. Customized-made chrome steel exhaust. Engine Cerakoted black. SAMCO coolant hoses. OZ Racing wheels, Entrance OHLINS suspension, Rear Elka shock. Brembo RCS masters. M-unit and Motogadget Chronoclassic gauge. Rear units are black SATO Racing. All work is completed by ALPHA.MOTO in San Antonio Texas.

• Does the bike have a nickname?


Ducati Monster S4 Cafe Racer

• Are you able to inform us what it’s wish to experience this bike?

It’s wonderful to experience. “Torque monster.”

• Was there something achieved throughout this construct that you’re notably pleased with?

I’m notably pleased with the {custom} fairing and tail part we custom-built from aluminum.

Comply with the Builder

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