Cafati MoCo

2013 World Championship competitor
BuilderMick O Shea, Don Cronin
OwnerMick O Shea
LocationWaterfall, near Cork
Countryflag ie Ireland
Bike NameDucafe
Year/Model1983 Ducati Pantah
Engine Make/SizeDucati Pantah
Frame Make/TypeModified Pantah
Front EndAprillia RSV Mille forks
SwingarmStock-Widened, braced and new shock mounts
Wheels FrontV-Rod 19 x 3.5
Wheels RearV-Rod 18 x 5.5
Tires FrontAvon 110/90/19
Tires RearAvon 160/60/18
Brakes FrontBrembo Calipers / Ferodo Discs
Brakes RearBrembo Caliper / Ferodo Disc
PainterGer Conlon C&C Choppers
Additional InfoThis 'salt-flat racer' style bike was inspired by our trip to Bonneville Speed Week. It is based on a Ducati Pantah - the frame has been modified to expose the engine. Only the headstock and top rails of the original frame remain. Slab yokes are CNC machined. The engine is stock with exposed cam belts, K&N filters and stainless steel exhausts. The tank, tail piece, electrics box (under fuel tank) and front mudguard are hand-formed in aluminium. The hugger is made from steel with bracket to allow chain adjustment. Battery box hangs off the rear of engine. The saddle is upholstered using an old leather jacket. Rear shocks are rebuilt Marzocchi units. Fun to ride!

Photography courtesy of Onno Wieringa


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