This older build by Wrenchmonkees is based on a 1995 Ducati 750 SS and is also known as the Monkee #20. If you are even a slight bikes fan you most definitely ran across Wrenchmonkees builds. This particular build has made the rounds of the most respectable blogs and motorcycle related sites. These guys are based in Copenhagen, Denmark and they build one-off motorcycles for regular Joe’s who seek something out of the ordinary. They’ve been building customized motorcycles since 1998, however they started building as the Wrenchmonkees – around 2008. As they put it – “Our company today is a result of passion, not a business plan. We work alongside with good friends and likeminded souls who all love the freedom of creating something out of the ordinary.” They never discriminate against any brand of motorcycle. In their words – “Nearly all the manufacturers have models that would make great Monkee bikes. We don’t need legendary models to build legendary motorcycles. We choose our building blocks based on original frame design and engine configuration. Every creation rolling out of our garage is built from these key elements with love and affection.”
The building blocks for this custom was a 1995 Ducati 750 SS, which in its natural form still turns some heads today. Some die-hard Ducatisti will see this build as sacrilege; however others will see it as the Phoenix rising. In its stock form the 1995 Ducati 750 SS is powered by an air-cooled, 748cc, 90° V-twin, SOHC that produced 65.53 HP and 70.61 Nm of torque with a top speed of 185 km/h, a dry weight of 176 kg and a curb weight of about 196 kg. The Wrenchmonkees took the stock 1995 Ducati 750 SS and tore it down to the last bolt. The trellis frame was modified with a Wrenchmonkees rear frame, sand blasted and powder coated a gun-metal color. The engine was stripped, cleaned and rebuilt. Engine cases were painted in a satin black color to keep in tone with the industrial naked rawness envisioned by the Wrenchmonkees. The engine breathes through K&N filters and 750 SS stock downpipes that were mated to a pair of Megatron mufflers.
The stock wheels were powder coated black and wrapped in Avon Distanzia, 120/70-17 at the front and 160/60-17 at the rear. The Wrenchmonkees decided to keep the stock brake system as they are more than enough to stop this Monkee. The stock rear swing arm was also powder coated black to match the overall theme of the build. The seat, the fiberglass rear end and the LED tail light are all custom-made pieces by the Wrenchmokees. The tank is a chopped off version of the stock 1995 Ducati 750 SS unit, and this thing is sheer beauty which is brought out even more by the two-tone paint job. For controlls they chose to go with Tarozzi clip-ons attached to the stock Ducati fork. A Motogadget instrument gauge, Wrenchmonkees headlight and turn signals complete the minimalistic look of this build. Check out the gallery for the rest of the beautiful pictures.
List of Modifications:
- 1995 Ducati 750 SS frame,
- 1995 Ducati 750 SS swingarm,
- 1995 Ducati 750 SS front fork,
- 1995 Ducati 750 SS wheels and brakes.
- Wrenchmonkees rearframe.
- Wrenchmonkees fiberglass rear end,
- Wrenchmonkees LED rear-light.
- Wrenchmonkees seat.
- Wrenchmonkees modified and reshaped 1995 Ducati 750 SS tank.
- Wrenchmonkees front fender.
- 1995 Ducati 750 SS exhaust,
- Megatron mufflers.
- Wrenchmonkees turn signals.
- Wrenchmonkees headlight.
- Tarozzi clip-on´s.
- Ducati Monster top yoke.
- Motogadget instrument.
- K&N filters,
- K&N oil breather
- Tires Avon Distanzia, 160/60-17 & 120/70-17