Ducati ST2 944 “Streamliner” – BikeBound


Ducati Streamliner
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1/8-mile Ducati Dash Racer from Mike Matamorr… 

Our associates at Rocket Race Membership have continued within the custom of the previous Sultans of Dash collection, bringing collectively 1/8-mile dash racers to run at high-profile European motorbike rallies. Based in 2022 by Philipp Ludwig of Kraftstoffschmiede and Krzysztof “Kris” Szews of Man & the Machines, Rocket Race Membership has two lessons:

  • Moon Shot: 2-cylinder air-cooled, Turbos, Superchargers, NOS, all allowed.
  • Model Bash: 2-cylinder water-cooled, Turbos, Superchargers, NOS, all allowed, comparable energy to weight ratio. This class is supposed for the OEMs to compete in opposition to one another.

These {custom} dash / drag bikes from workshops throughout Europe compete in old-school type bracket racing, launching on the drop of a flag and thrilling spectators with wild creations that mix custom-world creativity and hot-rod ingenuity.

At this time’s creation comes from our new pal Mike Briesach, aka Mikematamorr ARTypic, a mechanical artist / builder who builds one wild, “ARTypical” creation per 12 months, together with all the things from a Tremendous Mario-inspired two-stroke turbo kart to a “Hacker” Ducati with two single-sided swingarms.

Photograph: CLS Photographie

For 2023, he’s constructed the “Streamliner” you see right here, based mostly on a ’98 Ducati ST2 944 and constructed for the Moon Shot class. The ST2 was Bologna’s “Gentleman’s Specific” sport-tourer, packing a fuel-injected 83-bhp Desmo L-twin — a motorcycle that put the sport in sport-touring.

Photo: CLS Photographie
Photograph: CLS Photographie

After all, Mike’s creation is a far cry from the unique, utterly reworked to compete within the 1/8-mile. Gone is the exhausting baggage, changed with a {custom} streamliner-style geometric fairing constructed from a 55-gallon oil drum, which Mike refers to because the “DUSTBIN.”

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Different highlights embody an prolonged swingarm, trick aluminum bodywork courtesy of Paolo Tex at Tex Bike, upgraded gas injection, lightened flywheel, (very) rear-set controls, Zeus Artworks lettering, and extra. Although the engine is barely mildly tuned at current, Mike has energy upgrades deliberate for ’24.

Photo: CLS Photographie
Photograph: CLS Photographie

He says one of the best half is lining up on the strip alongside associates like Pascal Demeulemeester of Belgium’s GPR Customs…and the “Streamliner” makes fairly the impression on fellow street customers, too!

“It’s cool to line it up on the strip, and actually quick in phrases acceleration. I’ve used it a couple of instances on the street, and I like when individuals flip their heads and their eyes go vast open seeing it…”

Photo: CLS Photographie
Photograph: CLS Photographie

Under, we speak to Mike for extra particulars on his Ducati “Streamliner.” Many due to our associates at Rocket Race Membership for retaining these races alive.

Are you curious about sponsoring the 2024 Rocket Race Membership collection? In that case, contact [email protected].

Ducati Streamliner: Builder Interview

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• Please inform us a bit about your self, your historical past with bikes, and your workshop.

My identify is Michael Briesach, however all my associates name me Mike. My historical past as a mechanical builder / artist begins in 2015, after I turned my work to making ready solely atypical bikes. The primary was the #HACKER Ducati with two mono swingarms.

Ducati #HACKER

I construct just one bike ultra-modified bike annually: the Vespa Yacco a centesimal, the RoofBox 2-Stroke Turbo Kart, and the Diblasi R7st California.

Two-Stroke Turbo Kart! (Photograph: noosphere-prod.com)

However at the moment’s construct is my latest one, a Ducati 944 drag bike for racing the 200-metre.

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

It’s a Ducati ST2 944 (1998), Millennium Version.

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• For what class of racing was the bike constructed?

I’ve constructed it for the Rocket Race Membership’s Moon Shot class, to race the 1/8-mile alongside my pal Pascal of GPR Customs.

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• What {custom} work/upgrades have been accomplished?

I used an upcycled 55-gallon oil drum / DUSTBIN to create the entrance streamliner fairing, and the rear seat is an aluminum unit from TEX Bike. The swingarm was prolonged +5cm.

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It’s an virtually inventory engine for the second, with only a modified flywheel and upgraded gas injection. Nonetheless, I’m planning upgrades for it for subsequent 12 months…

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• Does the bike have a nickname?

Sure, all my builds have a NAME for positive. This bike is the “STREAMLINER.” Constructed purely for the 1/8-mile, nothing else.

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• Any concept of horsepower, weight, and/or efficiency numbers?

The bike has not been dynoed, however I believe it’s 82 horsepower inventory. The load is approximated at to 200kg. The load of the DUSTBIN fairing is simply 12kg.

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• Are you able to inform us what it’s prefer to journey/race this bike?

I’ve another bikes like a Ducati 900 Monster, 996s, the Hacker, and this Streamliner — all are totally different in type. However this one, it’s cool to line it up on the strip, and actually quick in phrases acceleration. I’ve used it a couple of instances on the street, and I like when individuals flip their heads and their eyes go vast open seeing it…

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• Anyone you’d prefer to thank?
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Observe the Builder

Net: www.mikematamorrartypic.com
Instagram: @mikematamorr_artypic
Fb: Mikematamorr ARTypic
Garments Accomplice: www.celiam.fr

Images Credit / Thanks

MikeC. Images (@mikec.images | Fb)
CLS Photographie (@clsphotomoto | Fb)
See-You.company (@see.you.company | Fb) by Claude Fischer
Sébastien Lauer Images (@sebi_seb_photo | Fb)
Paul haalt Verhaal

Are you curious about sponsoring the Rocket Race Membership collection? In that case, contact [email protected].