Ducati 900SS By Atom Bomb

Photography: Anthony Hall

Renowned builder Clay Rathburn of Atom Bomb Custom Motorcycles has brought his expertise to a 1996 Ducati 900SS he happened upon a couple of years ago, and dude has left no stone unturned in transforming this thing into a serious streetfighter.

Now known simply as “Eleven,” this bike features a 999 frame built from scratch, newly fabricated aluminum bodywork, and much more. There’s Showa forks from a late-model Suzuki GSX-R, Brembo monobloc radial brake calipers (also from a GSX-R) matched to floating Brembo rotors, a set of Keihin FCR carbs, a new tank that holds 4.5 gallons of gas, a powder coated Ducati performance fender, and an Aprilia RSV front wheel, with a Ducati 999 rear wheel, swingarm and shock out back. Rathburn says the engine was rebuilt  “with a lot of go fast fun parts,” and that’s good enough for us.

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