Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Steffano Motorcycles’ Ducati 999-based Café9

Don't know what to do with that Ducati 999 parked next to your brand-new 1098S? Take it down to Steffano's shop and he'll convert it into this Café9...

The California, US-based Steffano Motorcycles are, apparently, specials builders of some repute. And of their better creations is the Ducati 999-based Café9, which they say, ‘Brings a new level of sophistication to the luxury motorcycle market,’ and which is ‘A motorcycle that is truly work of art and a marvel of engineering.’ Er, yeah, well…

The bike weighs 169 kilos, and the engine has been tuned to produce a respectable 150bhp. The bike is fitted with carbonfibre bodywork, forged alloy wheels, and fully adjustable control levers, footrests and handlebars. And the best bit is, it even comes with an integrated police radar detection system!

Stock R1 not good enough for you? Steffano also builds this R1-based Café Roadster...

Before their Ducati 916- and 999-based specials, Steffano Motorcycles had also made this Café Roadster, which is based on a 2003 Yamaha R1. As you can see, the bike’s fairing has been removed, and a new fuel tank and tailpiece have been fabricated, using aluminium alloy.

Polished, 17-inch wheels are used and these are shod with Metzeler Sportec M-1 rubber. Showa suspension units are used, front and rear. The bike weighs 177kg fully fuelled, and power output is 150bhp.

More details on the Steffano Motorcycles website here.

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External links:
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