NCT Bikes Ducati Evo Racer

We’ve seen many {custom} builders progress from one-off builds to restricted collection bikes with nice success. A restricted collection strategy permits a builder to supply parts in bulk which might drastically cut back the associated fee and time concerned in constructing a {custom} bike. It could actually additionally enhance high quality management and even yield greater income. 

Moreover, a restricted collection strategy can carry huge advantages to the shopper. Workshops make investments a number of time in growing these bikes as a result of they’re a manner of showcasing their skills. You’ll pay a premium to personal one, however you’ll usually be getting top-of-the-range parts and also you’ll be shopping for a one-of-a-kind machine that’s been meticulously constructed by hand.

NCT Ducati Evo Racer

David Widmann, the proprietor of Austrian-based NCT Bikes, is among the newest builders to undertake a restricted collection strategy. The NCT Evo Racer is a 70-piece collection that’s made up of three totally different donor bike fashions, the Ducati 848, 1098 and 1198.

Growing the Evo Racer collection has been a 2-year undertaking at NCT headquarters. David’s aim was to present a contemporary bike the look of a traditional bike with out clashing with the Ducati’s unmistakably fashionable operating gear. The consequence was a unadorned bike that borrowed styling cues from Nineteen Fifties cafe racers and classic race bikes, however at its core was pure Italian muscle.

NCT Ducati Evo Racer

This bike, based mostly on a 2009 Ducati 1098S was the primary NCT Evo Racer accomplished. David secured the donor from a neighborhood dealership and used it as a take a look at mattress to develop his idea.

One of many key parts of the Evo Racer design is its traditional racer seat hump. The brand new hump and seat base are NCT unique parts constructed from carbon fibre. The one-seat cowl accommodates a {custom} upholstered saddle and has an LED tail gentle built-in into the rear. To tie issues collectively, NCT has additionally constructed {custom} aspect panels from carbon fibre and added a spattering of carbon elements like guards and engine covers which additionally assist to shed just a few kilos.

NCT Ducati Evo Racer

The Evo Racer’s revised rear finish is perched on one other NCT unique half within the type of a bespoke subframe. With the rear cowl in place, the subframe creates an aggressive upswept bone line that stretches from the highest of the radiator to the very tip of the tail. The brand new design dispenses with the underslung exhaust setup of the inventory 1098 and though not proven in these pictures, comes fitted with a small license plate bracket that homes the rear-end flip indicators. The brand new unit additionally doubles as an area to stash a few of the Ducati’s electrics that had been uncovered after eradicating the entrance fairing.

NCT Ducati 1098S Evo Racer

One other distinct distinction between the Evo Racer and a regular 1098S is its bare look. After eradicating the Ducati’s entrance fairing NCT relocated any ugly electrics to show the body, engine and beefy golden Ohlins forks in all their glory. The elimination of the fairing additionally necessitated the fitment of a brand new headlight which comes within the type of a small spherical LED-powered unit. The brand new headlight is held in place by a custom-made bracket that holds it cosy between the forks.

NCT has additionally stepped issues up by dishing out with any of the 1098s’ lower-spec equipment. That is obvious on the engine the place plastic covers have been changed by carbon fibre and the handlebars the place the “piss cup” fluid reservoirs have been swapped out with machined alloy alternate options. Bar finish indicators by Motogadget hold issues trying tidy and the completed road-going model of the bike additionally wears low-profile milled aluminium mirrors by Italian aftermarket consultants, Rizoma.

NCT Ducati Evo Racer

It goes with out saying that anybody shopping for an Evo Racer would anticipate it to outperform a inventory model of the bike it’s based mostly upon, and NCT has come to the occasion. To squeeze extra horses out of the 1098S 1098cc L-twin they’ve match it with a efficiency exhaust system by Akrapovic. The ECU was then retuned to extend the engine’s output by 20hp. That won’t sound like a lot however when you think about that interprets to 180hp in a package deal that weighs solely 156kg (15kg lower than a inventory 1098S) that’s 1.018hp per kilogram… white knuckles anybody?

NCT Ducati Evo Racer

See additionally

Over the previous 10 years, NCT has shipped their {custom} builds to prospects around the globe and can be providing this service to Evo Racer prospects too. To make sure the bikes are registerable they’re designed to fulfill strict European homologation legal guidelines.

David has completed his first Evo Racer in a British Racing Inexperienced and gold livery which is a pleasant hat tip to the cafe racer influences on this design. Evo Racer Prospects nonetheless could have Carte blanche over the color scheme and a number of other different particulars of their bike to make it a one-of-a-kind.

You’d higher get your deposit sorted as we’re certain these {custom} Ducatis can be promoting simply as quick as they will speed up!


Images by Peter Pegam

NCT Ducati Evo Racer