Velocity Learn: A flamingo pink {custom} Ducati XDiavel and extra


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Some like their {custom} bikes stylish and restrained, others like them loud and edgy. No matter your choice, we’ve received you coated. A flamingo pink {custom} Ducati XDiavel leads the cost, adopted by a Ducati 900SS constructed by an artist, a 700 cc two-stroke supermoto, and a fantastic Moto Guzzi V1000 G5 café racer.


Ducati XDiavel by Helmade x Vengine What do you get if you cross Ducati’s edgiest energy cruiser with Miami Seashore? You get ‘Undertaking Flamänko’—a {custom} Ducati XDiavel from Helmade and Vengine. Slathered and pink, however nonetheless quick, it wouldn’t look misplaced in Grand Theft Auto: Vice Metropolis or piloted by all people’s favourite Mattel male.

Primarily based in Frankfurt, Germany, Helmade has been pumping out {custom} motorsports and bike helmets for fairly a while. They just lately teamed up with fellow German Adrian Majewski (A.Ok.A. Vengine), to create a {custom} Ducati XDiavel with an identical Bell helmet, to run on the eponymous Glemseck 101 drag racing occasion.

Custom Bell Bullitt helmet by Helmade
Taking inspiration from their racing heritage and the Bell Star XF GP (the primary helmet that Bell made for Components One), Helmad turned a model new Bell Bullitt right into a retro racing lid. The helmet’s shell is customary, however the visor is a custom-made carbon fiber piece. Completed in flamingo (or Barbie) pink with darkish inexperienced graphics, it’s an actual assertion piece.

For the bike, Adrian picked up a Ducati XDiavel and went full Miami on it. A brand new LED headlight, resembling these discovered on trendy enduro bikes, adorns the chunky entrance finish by the use of {custom} mounts. Customized clip-ons change the manufacturing unit handlebars, slung low for an additional racy place. CNC rear-set foot pegs change the ahead manufacturing unit controls.

Custom Ducati XDiavel by Helmade x Vengine
The rear subframe was unbolted and changed with a {custom} unit from Motocrew. The cantilevered single-seat conversion and the {custom} taillight ‘fin’ rework the XDiavel into a completely new bike.

Darksiding (placing automotive tires on a bike) is frowned upon in most conditions, however Helmade and Vengine have gone forward and wrapped the rear wheel in Hankook auto rubber anyway. They guarantee us that it’s for race use solely although.

Custom Ducati XDiavel by Helmade x Vengine
The flashes of pink bodywork on the fender and stomach pan are exquisitely executed. Set towards the black body and engine, it’s a radical departure from the usually moody and aggressive look of the XDiavel. Flamänko is completed with a titanium exhaust system from Shark, and a Ducati 1199 rear shock.

From Miami to Malibu, we’re feeling the Kenergy. In case you are too, the excellent news is that the XDiavel is on the market by way of Vengine. [Helmade | Vengine]

Custom Ducati 900SS by Emmanuel Dietrich
Ducati 900SS by Emmanuel Dietrich French artist and designer Emmanuel Dietrich has a behavior he can’t appear to shake. Way back to he can keep in mind, he’s by no means been in a position to depart something in inventory situation. So it’s solely pure that his bike, a Ducati 900SS, would finally go beneath the knife.

Emmanuel graduated from the École Boulle College of Effective Artwork, earlier than happening to design watches (one in all which was for Hermes) and dealing with luxurious manufacturers all over the world. He has a pointy eye and a refined type—however he clearly additionally has a knack for quirkiness, as a result of the concept for this practice construct got here from a really uncommon supply. Nicknamed ‘Otolino,’ the Ducati is impressed by Emmanuel’s beautiful whippet, Otto.

Custom Ducati 900SS by Emmanuel Dietrich
Behind their cute, spindly, and generally trembly exteriors, Whippets are constructed for velocity. Emmanuel used Otto’s lean body, muscular shoulders, and sloping haunches because the inspiration behind the {custom} bodywork that he crafted for the Ducati 900SS.

Utilizing a full-sized 3D-printed mould, Emmanuel constructed a monocoque physique out of fiberglass. The physique hides a gas cell and is affixed to the body by way of a intelligent hidden mounting system that makes all of it look impossibly slick whereas nonetheless being straightforward to take away for upkeep. Are you able to inform that Emmanuel has labored in product design?

Custom Ducati 900SS by Emmanuel Dietrich
The ‘tank’ part now options softened curves and a black panel on high to interrupt the gorgeous crimson paint. The seat was expertly crafted to Emmanuel’s actual specs, and regardless of the tiny quantity of froth appears to be like like a really snug place to sit down. The entrance fender and headlight nacelle have been additionally made by Emmanuel, the latter of which has a definite snout-like look.

By way of finer particulars, the belt covers, footpegs, and exhaust hangers have all been redesigned to raised swimsuit the general theme of the bike. The exhaust options the manufacturing unit headers, bolted to new mid pipes and carbon fiber mufflers. The tail gentle and rear fender are hidden beneath the seat.

Custom Ducati 900SS by Emmanuel Dietrich
The result’s a bike as distinctive as its inspiration. We’re unsure that Otto would benefit from the thunderous V-twin overly a lot, however we’re positive he appreciates the sentiment nonetheless. And take a look at it this fashion—Emmanuel now has two finest mates. [Source]

Custom 700 cc GasGas supermoto
‘Megasgas’ 700 cc two-stroke supermoto One of the crucial hilarious bikes I’ve ever ridden was a 300 cc two-stroke enduro bike from the KTM household. It’s a recipe for insanity; tremendous low weight with an on/off energy supply that pulls like a freight practice and feels extra like a rocket ship than a dust bike. However that’s not sufficient for some individuals.

This would possibly appear to be a tricked-out GasGas EC300 supermoto, however it’s a lot greater than that. Constructed by a bloke named Sebastian (‘Sib’ to his mates) out of his workshop in Germany, that is no peculiar supermoto. That’s as a result of Sib has thrown out the outdated 300 cc engine, and changed it with a 700 cc two-stroke engine from the Austrian firm Rübig Motortechnik.

Custom 700 cc GasGas supermoto
Rübig’s 700 cc ‘Mega’ engine is constructed for sidecar motocross racing and options liquid cooling, twin spark plugs, vastly extra energy, and no steadiness shaft. Sib needed to modify the body to shoehorn the engine in, however he’s managed to make the ‘Megasgas’ look manufacturing unit.

The modifications didn’t simply cease with the engine and body although. There’s a brand new CNC alloy swingarm, modified rear suspension, and a supermoto wheel conversion. That beautiful exhaust can also be new, as is the trick bronze-anodised carb from SmartCarb.

Custom 700 cc GasGas supermoto
The whole lot was blacked out, with copper accents and graphics impressed by the Nissan Cupra R. The bike appears to be like bananas, however it’s reportedly a handful to journey—principally due to how a lot it vibrates.

It begs the query as to why Sib would construct one thing like this within the first place. Seeing as how he’s already planning a two-stroke turbo construct, we’d say it’s as a result of he’s simply wired in another way. [Source]

1979 Moto Guzzi V1000 G5 café racer
On the market: 1979 Moto Guzzi V1000 G5 The Moto Guzzi V1000 G5 was initially constructed by the Italian firm to melt the blow of the much less common V1000 Convert. The 1000 cc V-twin had the identical body and primary engine structure because the legendary 850 Le Mans, albeit with just a few modifications.

The Sachs hydraulic torque converter sapped energy, so the engine was bumped to 949 cc, however the two-valve heads remained, because the V1000 Convert was meant for touring and police work. However the greatest change was the bike’s semi-automatic transmission. Suffice it to say, it wasn’t common—so, in 1979, Moto Guzzi provided the V1000 ‘G5,’ referring to the brand new mannequin’s five-speed gearbox.

1979 Moto Guzzi V1000 G5 café racer
The bike you see right here, provided on the market by way of Historics Auctioneers, began life as a type of G5s. The present proprietor purchased the bike in bits and put it again collectively over three years. However moderately than undertake a whole nut-and-bolt restoration, the proprietor opted for a café racer challenge as an alternative.

By way of collectability, the G5 is a good distance from the 850 Le Mans, 750 S3, and the 1000S, so a {custom} challenge makes quite a lot of monetary sense.

1979 Moto Guzzi V1000 G5 café racer
This one has been handled to a full engine rebuild with new 88 mm Gilardoni pistons, rings, and barrels. There are new valves, springs, and guides, and the Dell’Orto PHF36 carbs have been rebuilt and re-jetted by Dynojet Analysis.

HMB Guzzi in Germany rebuilt the transmission, and this outdated Goose now pumps out a wholesome 55 hp based on Dynojet’s dyno. Handled to recent brake discs, refurbished calipers, and braided brake traces, this G5 ought to have much more stopping energy than it did from the manufacturing unit. And with recent suspension and new wiring, it ought to be dependable too.

1979 Moto Guzzi V1000 G5 café racer
The seat and tail unit are {custom}, and the tank is a traditional Norton Manx-esque design that fits the traces of the Guzzi completely. Tarozzi clip-on handlebars and a totally trendy Brembo radial brake grasp cylinder take over from the manufacturing unit controls. A Koso speedo and an oil strain gauge sit inside a {custom} dashboard.

The value information is £5,000-£8,000 so that you’d higher be fast when you’d wish to park this in your storage. [Via]

1979 Moto Guzzi V1000 G5 café racer