Here’s another build by the geniuses behind RADical Ducati. This dynamic duo composed of Pepo Rosell and Reyes Ramon, are notorious through the designs and combinations that they bring to life. This is the shop that brought to life amazing bikes such as: RAD to Hell, Vendetta R, Pursang, Cafe Veloce, Imola, Wild Cat and the many others that I have yet to write about, but promise will do so soon. The creations of RADical Ducati always involve some elements from the Ducati racing history as we’ve seen in most of their previous builds. As a tribute to the ever so famous Ducati Pantah, Pepo decided to breath new life into a donor Cagiva Alazzurra 350. To shed a little light on the importance of the Pantah, this was the first of the belt-driven camshaft Ducati motors, more specifically, the first generation of the current Ducati V twins. It was first showcased in December of 1979 and it came to market in 1980 with the 500SL model; the last model of the line being the 650SL model which was sold in 1986.
After completely taking apart the Alazzurra, Pepo refinished and modified the frame to accept a cantilever shock system for the aluminum TT1 swing arm. The stock 350cc engine was replaced with that of a Ducati Paso 750cc, which in turn was modified. The Paso 750 engine received a F1 Montjuich rear head, ported heads, big valves, TT2 camshafts, lightened flywheel. The engine was balanced and blueprinted. The reason behind the rear head was to have the Dell’Orto PHM 41mm carburetor rear mounted as 1980′s Pantah did. Pederccini 2.4 ignition units, Dyna coils, NGK race spark wires and a handmade race wiring harness keeps this beast alive for the duration of what can only be an orgasmic experience. In terms of suspension, at the rear there is a Ohlins shock absorber and at the front, forks from a Ducati 851.
For the exhaust system Pepo chose the 2-1 Wolfman with a Spark GP type megaphone can, and the sound of it must give you some sort of instant gratification. The RAD 02 Montjuich TT modified fiberglass solo seat is attached to the RAD rear frame. The Wolfman design gas tank is a fiberglass RAD Pantahstica unit with ergal gas cap and the front fairing is a Ducati single race piece. A 10cm high/low beam headlight is attached to the front fairing in a rather exposed position, however it seems a bit out-of-place and rushed. A set of golden Ducati Monster wheels where the perfect choice to keep in theme with this build. Brembo rotors, SS calipers and radial PR-19 brake pump were chosen to help it stop.
There are many more mods that this build received, and to cut this story short, check out the pictures for the details and the quality of the fabrication. Also the complete list of modifications is below, to get a rough idea of the combination of parts that are currently working harmoniously in this build. Congrats to RADical Ducati for building yet another beautiful machine to grace the roads and race tracks of Spain and surrounding countries. Check out the gallery below.
Donor bike : Cagiva Alazzurra 350
-Frame modified to mount cantilever shock system.
-Hand made front bracket
-RAD rear frame
-TT2 Aluminum foot rest
-Ohlins rear shock
-851 front fork
-Brembo cast iron rotors
-SS Brembo calipers
-Brembo radial PR 19 brake pump
-ST2 clutch pump with cnc machined adjustable and folding lever
-Fren Tubo kevlar /ergal brake and clutch lines
-Ergal cnc machined clip ons
-851 SP3 front mudguard
-Floating rear brake caliper (Superlight system)
-TT1 aluminium swingarm
-RAD 02 rear mudguard
-RAD 02 Montjuich TT modified fiberglass solo seat
-RAD Pantahstica fiberglass fuel tank (Wolfman design) with ergal gas cap.
-Ducati single race front fairing
-916 side stand
-PASO 750 engine with F1 Montjuich rear head (for rear mount carburetor as Pantah), ported heads , big valves, TT2 camshafts, lightened flywheel , blueprinted engine.
-Monster 1100 EVO oil radiator
-Dell’Orto PHM 41mm carburetor
-Domino quick open gas throttle
-2.4 Pederccini ignition units
-NGK race spark wires
-Hand made race wiring
-Montesa rear light.
-H4 high/low beam front light 10 cm diameter
-851 rev counter
-RR oil thermometer
-Wolfman 2 in 1 exhaust system
-Spark GP type megaphone
Via: RADical Ducati
Photos: Reyes Ramon and Del Perro