Purpose Built Moto’s Ducati GT1000 Is A Nickel-Plated Cafe Racer Work Of Art

Jun 2, 2020

Category: Rides

Ducati’s GT1000 Sport Classic was part of a line released by the Bologna marque in the early 2000s which is largely credited for sparking today’s modern-retro craze. And despite already boasting a gorgeous appearance in its stock form, when one of the vintage L-Twins rolled into Purpose Built Moto, the customs shop set out to completely transform the Duck into a decidedly more aggressive cafe racer.

The stocker’s original Guzzi-esque tank and two-up saddle have been replaced with a hand-shaped, aluminum low-profile tank and matching tail cowl, and the stock swing-arm was jettisoned in favor of a single-sided trellis-style unit off of Ducati’s naked Monster S4R. Riding on ultra-beefy 40-spoke Jonich wheels with polished rims, the original subframe was removed and replaced with a custom Chromoly section that’s been nickel-plated along with the rest of the chassis and swing-arm. There’s also a bespoke trellis-style license-plate hanger and a polished bespoke exhaust culminating in a unique elongated slash-cut beneath the custom framework — both of which blend in seamlessly with the rest of the nickel-plated framework, fork uppers, and engine covers. The finishing detail on the build is its set of hand-beaten aluminum front shroud pieces adorned in one-off Ducati badges.

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