• Andy Geeroms – Ducati Sport 1000 AE

    by  • January 5, 2013 • Cafe Racer, Motorcycle, Paul Smart, Sport 1000, Sport Classic • 3 Comments


    This Ducati Sport 1000 is a fresh build by Andy Gerooms member of The Flying Hermans from Ninove, Belgium. I first came across this build on Rocket Garage’s Facebook page a couple of days ago. His build got stated with a rather unfortunate event. Andy crashed his Ducati Sport 1000 in the summer, resulting in a violently broken frame, bent forks, bent front wheel, clip-ons and broken head lamp. Luckily for him the motor and that sweet looking titanium Zard exhaust remained untouched in the ordeal. So like many other Ducatisti that we featured, Andy decided to re-build it and add some more quality parts into his beloved Ducati Sport 1000. This is the result of 4 months of sweat, blood and tears.


    Andy tore down the Ducati Sport 1000 and sourced a Paul Smart frame and gas tank as the original Sport 1000 tank would not fit the PS frame. The gas tank was modified with a functional fuel window and the frame was powder coated black. The seat leathers were made by Motokouture to complement the handmade seat that was built with the help of his good friend “de langen”. A low-key LED stop light sits right below the custom-made tail-piece. Up front he replaced the headlight with a Motowheels headlight kit, a pair of Speedymoto clip-ons, Oberon mirror and lowered gauges. The Marchesini wheels are from a donor Ducati 999 and so is the rear caliper. At the front he sourced a pair of Ducati 998 front brake calipers and Braking front wave disk and a carbon fiber Ducati S4R front fender.


    The engine received a cosmetic touch up, DPM clutch cover, Rizoma pressure plate, Rizoma belt covers. He also replaced the stock air filter with an MWR filter which helps this beast breath better. The titanium Zard exhaust which was luckily undamaged in the crash is the pièce de résistance in this build and goes very well with the chosen color. It is an incredible build and the quality of the craftsmanship is right up there with professional shops. It’s fascinating that a home/shed build of this quality took 4 months to complete. Check out the gallery for the rest of the pictures and the list of mods for a complete list of parts that went into this build.

    List of Mods:

    -Paul Smart frame instead of the original Ducati Sport 1000 frame,
    -Modified Paul Smart tank with functional fuel window,
    -Ducati 999 black Marchesini wheels,
    -Ducati 999 rear brake caliper,
    -Ducati 998 front brake calipers,
    -Ducati S4R carbon front fender,
    -Ergal sprockets,
    -Braking front wave discs,
    -Lowered gauges,
    -Motowheels headlight kit,
    -Speedymoto clipons,
    -Oberon mirror,
    -DPM clutch cover,
    -Rizoma clutch pressure plate,
    -Rizoma belt covers,
    -Zard titanium exhausts,
    -Homemade painting,
    -Homemade custom seat built with the help of “de langen”,
    -Seat leathers by Motokouture,
    -MWR air filter,
    -LED rear light.

    Via: Rocket Garage and The Flying Hermans – Caféracers Ninove
    Photos: Andy Geeroms


    Founder of il Ducatista and avid Ducati fan.


    3 Responses to Andy Geeroms – Ducati Sport 1000 AE

    1. geokan
      January 9, 2013 at 11:50 am

      Absolutely magnificent !!!
      Every detail is great, the color combo, the fuel-window on the tank, the exhausts, and especially the homemade seat built and the leathers !!!
      I saw this Duc a few days ago on Rocket Garage Adrian, but I want to say a big thanks to you for sourcing it down, and bring to light all these details about it.
      Happy New Year, ride safe, and keep revving your inspiring blog !
      A handmade card, (from my blog), with my best wishes to everybody:


    2. January 9, 2013 at 12:02 pm

      Happy New Year to you as well! Thanks for the kind words. I try to hunt down all the details of builds as I know one day it will help out anybody that’s building or customizing their own Ducati. Most of the times the details are an e-mail away, other times it’s hours of research; however It’s rewarding in its own way through readers such as you, that appreciate it. So thank you for reading my blog.