• Moto Wheels – Ducati Sport 1000

    by  • November 14, 2012 • Motorcycle, Sport 1000 • 4 Comments

    I know it’s been quite some time since my last posting, but work’s been kicking my ass for a bit. Moving on to the goods. This is another amazing build by Moto Wheels which has done the rounds through the internet quite a bit; however Matt from Moto Wheels was kind enough to send some unreleased photos of this build, which will show the detail and the amount of work and time they put into this build. These guys are located in sunny California, Rancho Cordova and have been around for quite some time. They are one of the best stocked motorcycle stores from the U.S. and they also have an affinity for Ducati’s. Most of their project bikes are built on a Ducati platform and this Sport 1000 is one of the most beautiful build they conceived. What they did here is a work of art. Basically this is what you get when you have immediate access to the best parts available for the Ducati Sport 1000.

    The 2006 Ducati Sport 1000 is a pretty cool bike to begin with. It was introduced by Ducati at the 2003 Tokyo Motor Show, and put on sale in 2005 for the 2006 model year. They were the product of Ducati’s design chief Pierre Terblanche, who said the series started with the Evoluzione MH900e replica of Mike Hailwood’s victorious 1978 Isle of Man TT bike. The Sport 1000 is powered by the Desmodue 992 cc air-cooled L-twin Ducati 1000 Dual Spark engine, also called the DS9 engine. The 2006 model, known as the monoposto had a well gusseted 60 mm section asymmetric swingarm and a single shock, with stacked mufflers on the right side, low clip-on handlebars, and a dry-clutch.

    The guys at Moto Wheels, started this build with the plan to transform this bike into a light weight, performance enhanced, aggressively sounding and looking, daily driver. Although this looks like a museum piece of art, something that you would spend hours looking at, this bike begs to be ridden on a daily basis. According to Matt this Sport 1000 is a fierce piece of machinery. The engine received a Corse Dynamics Performance intake kit and a Zard full exhaust system. A Ducati Performance ECU was the next logical step as the air to fuel ratio increased due to the engine breathing better. A Moto Wheels slipper clutch was opted for to replace the factory unit. The sprocket, belt, and open clutch covers are Speedymoto items that bring that subtle yet aggressive nakedness to this build.

    The suspension was upgraded to the “Oh so nice!” Ohlins forks up front and Ohlins rear shock. A set of Speedymoto frame sliders as well as Rhino Moto axle sliders give that slight peace of mind that the bike is protected in case of an unfortunate event. The tank, tail, headlight bucket and fenders were painted a deep gloss black, and the color is brought out even more by the gold decals on the tank and tail. A set of subtle CRG bar-end mirrors are  a perfect fit on this build, giving even the most broad shoulder rider a perfect view of whats behind. The rear-sets are billet aluminum from Style and Performance; they supplied Ducati Performance with parts in the past which were hugely successful (early monster in particular). Another cool upgrade is the reverse shifter which reverses the order of the gears to 1st up and 5 down as the GP bikes.

    The wheels are BST Carbon Fiber which significantly reduce the weight and handling capabilities of this build. Brembo 4 pot radial calipers, Brembo  Radial GP brake and master cylinders and Brake Teck floating rotors ensure this bike will stop as you want it, when you want it. Overall this definitely in my Top 5 bikes list. The amount of money, parts and time that went into this build makes you wonder what it’s like to give this bad boy a run for its money and drive it like it’s stolen down some canyon roads or track. Check out the gallery for the rest of the pictures and the parts list that went into this build.

    List of Modifications:

    Based on 2006 Ducati Sport 1000


    · Corse Dynamics performance intake kit
    · Zard Full exhaust
    · Motowheels Slipper clutch
    · Speedymoto Sprocket cover
    · Speedymoto belt covers
    · Speedymoto clutch cover
    · COX oil cooler cover
    · Ducati Performance ECU

    Chassis and suspension:

    · Ohlins forks
    · Ohlins rear shock
    · Speedymoto frame sliders
    · Rhino moto axle sliders
    · Custom painted tank, tail, and fender
    · CRG bar-end mirrors
    · Style and Performance Rearsets
    · Reverse shifter

    Electrical and lighting:

    · Corse Dynamics Headlight kit, w/ HID headlight upgrade
    · Mad Doctor taillight kit
    · Oberon Bar-end Turnsignals

    Brakes, Wheels, and Drive:

    · Brembo Radial GP Brake master cylinder
    · Brembo Radial GP Clutch master cylinder
    · Brake Tech Floating Rotors
    · Brembo 4 pot radial calipers
    · Brembo rear caliper upgrade kit
    · BST Carbon Fiber wheels
    · Supersprox rear sprocket
    · DID ERV3 520 chain
    · Driven front sprocket
    · STM slave cylinder
    · Rizoma Reservoirs

    Via: Moto Wheels
    Photos: Matt Walker of Moto Wheels and Flaunt Images Photography


    Founder of il Ducatista and avid Ducati fan.


    4 Responses to Moto Wheels – Ducati Sport 1000

    1. November 15, 2012 at 3:40 pm

      A beautiful looking machine.

    2. November 17, 2012 at 9:34 pm

      Daily driver with carbon wheels and reverse shifter ???!!!!!!!!!!!!
      This is a sick sense of humour….
      Besides that this is a top-notch for sure, and the original exhaust system comparing to Zard is pathetic.

    3. November 18, 2012 at 9:38 am

      Very nice build, discreet yet bespoke enhancements.

      • December 5, 2012 at 4:14 am

        Whoever painted that gorgeous Black and hand-painted Gold lettering and Stripes must be one really cool individual! Ask me how I know!