a series of photos showing the birth of a Ducati Chopper,

hand-made in South Africa by Dave Frisoli of Ducati Edenvale fame

Not much to start with, but the Ducati Chopper is born 9th Feb 2006

17 November 2006, frame is almost finished and looking good

17 November 2006 the motor is fitted... the bike starts to take shape,

still based on Ducati lines.

December 2007... and looking good

really starting to take shape December 2007

almost there... loads of parts sent for engineering 6th December 2007

frame etc. in for painting while nuts & bolts are plated December 2008

1100DS Ducati donor motor was ceramic-coated, ready to go into the frame

 

and the completed bike on 8 May 2009... three years and three months in the making

a work of art. You may order yours now.

Well done Dave... and Tony and Richardo

the Mutant seat is like everything else... very neat and very unique

instrument panel with LCD display-screen for rear view (no mirrors)

Dave and his machine, the Ducati Mutant Number 00

 

SPECIFICATIONS

Engine

Air-cooled, V-Twin, desmodromic 2-Valve heads

Chassis

Tubular steel trellis frame & swingarm

Displacement

1100cc

Max Power

110bhp/7800rpm

Max Torque

105nm/3800rpm

Transmission

6 speed

Final Drive

Belt

Front Brakes

320mm Braking disc, Brembo radial mono block integrated with Brembo rear caliper

Rear Brake

240mm disc with Brembo caliper

Front Suspension

Ohlins 43mm Pre-Load,rebound and compression adj

Rear Suspension

Ohlins with remote hydraulic pre-load, compression, rebound and ride height adj

Body

Full carbon fibre front fender, fairing, seat & fuel tank

Dry Weight

215kg

Wheel Base

1980mm

Fuel Capacity

30ltr

Front Tyre

200/50/18

Rear Tyre

280/35/18

Features

Electronic rear view, throttle control, removable dual seat and foot pegs

Price

R650, 000.00

 

Dave Frisoli of Edenvale Ducati plans to made a limited production of the Mutant Chopper,

cost will be about R650,000 each, so start putting away all the bucks you can.

 

All photos on this page by Kenn Slater

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