Sebastian Achaval’s Monstrous Ducati 749 Shows Its Refined Nature

May 8, 2019

Category: Rides

Ducati’s modification-worthy platforms have earned the company an immovable position on many a customizer’s lists of “best donor bikes of all time,” and if you’re asking us for our opinion, we’ll wholeheartedly agree that the presence of the Italian moto maker is truly a gift from the two-wheeled gods. Argentinian bike builder (and entrepreneur) Sebastian Achaval shares in our love for the two-wheeled brand’s various platforms — reinterpreting, rebuilding, and retrofitting his own 2003 Ducati 749 for admittance into the realm of the obscene.

What started out as a general reorientation for the 2003 Ducati soon transitioned into a much larger affair, following Achaval’s preliminary teardown of the vehicle. To give the bike its sleek appearance, he would machine his very own subframe, helping the 749 to evolve into the single-seat monstrosity you see before you. But the term “monstrosity” isn’t quite what you’d expect — in fact, it’s the company’s gutsy 750cc desmodromic 8 valve liquid-cooled 90° V-twin that we’re referencing here. Given the bike’s astonishing power straight from the factory, Achaval opted to improve its performance through the reevaluation of the exhaust system, which has been rerouted down and to the right, instead of the typical under-seat orientation. Brembo brakes and lines help to bring the Ducati to a standstill, while a 1098 triple tree, Showa forks, and Rizoma straight bars give the cycle an attractive silhouette. But the most interesting aspects of the bike come in the form of Achaval’s handcrafted wood and leather detailing, which he implemented throughout the speedo, fairing, and various seat sections.

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