Ducati and Yamaha share equal billing this week. We begin with a Yamaha XSR900 fairing package from Taiwan and a Ducati Multistrada café racer from Argentina. Okay-Pace wows once more with a gnarly customized Yamaha XSR155, whereas Ducati releases a slew of particular version Panigale race replicas.
Yamaha XSR900 fairing package by Hóo-Bué Even Yamaha is aware of it; the XSR900 seems to be higher with a fairing. However for those who’ve already received a Yamaha XSR900 within the storage and don’t wish to shell out for the brand new XSR900 GP—or for those who’d choose one thing aside from its retro Grand Prix racer seems to be, this new package from Hóo-Bué in Taiwan would possibly simply be the ticket.
Obtainable in blue, black, or unpainted, and equipped with decals, Hóo-Bué’s ‘XSR900 C-S’ package makes an enormous distinction to the Yamaha XSR900, with minimal fuss.
It consists of three predominant components—a fairing, a passenger seat cowl, and a CNC-machined aluminum plate to clean off the handlebar riser mounts. You should buy all of it as one package, or seize every half individually.
The fairing cuts a slimmer profile than the triangular unit on the Yamaha XSR900, with a glance that’s ever so barely harking back to the Ducati SportClassic. Its decrease half extends so far as the bike’s radiator, and is supplied with carbon fiber fins which have slender LED flip indicators embedded in them.
Becoming clip-ons is a should with this package, however you’ll have to supply these your self. Hóo-Bué has added rear-set foot pegs to their two demo bikes as nicely, with bar-end mirrors and an Akrapovič exhaust added to the black bike.
Out again, the equipped tail bump attaches over the passenger seat, including a dose of traditional sportbike model to the XSR900. There’s no want to chop or weld something to suit the Hóo-Bué package, and all of the fasteners you want are equipped.
The colours and graphics are made to match the OEM liveries too, so that you don’t have to fuss with paint… until you wish to, after all. There’s only one catch—the package solely suits XSR900 fashions from 2022 onwards. [Hóo-Bué]
Ducati Multistrada 1200 S by STG Tracker When this trellis-framed Ducati café racer hit our inbox, we simply assumed it was a neatly fettled Monster. Our jaws hit the ground when the STG Tracker in Buenos Aires knowledgeable us that it was, the truth is, a 2011-spec Ducati Multistrada 1200 S. Which makes the work that went into it that rather more spectacular.
The Ducati Multistrada 1200 S is a 150 hp tourer with a tall construct and top-shelf elements. Its aesthetic is polarizing—however, like most Ducatis, a beautiful trellis body lurks beneath its bodywork. The laborious half is uncovering it.
STG liberated this Multistrada of its bodywork, gasoline tank, subframe, handlebars, and entrance finish. A brand new trellis subframe was fabricated and bolted on, with a pink end to match the principle body. Up entrance, triangular panels have been constructed to fill the gaps within the body that will have been hidden by the OEM fairings.
Subsequent, the crew added a hand-crafted aluminum gasoline tank that sits parallel to the body on the backside however cuts a extra traditional line throughout the highest. Perched behind it’s a carbon fiber tail part, capped off with a customized twin-texture saddle.
STG additionally put in a Ducati Panigale front-end to decrease the trip peak, full with its Öhlins forks and Brembo brakes. The entrance fender and its mounts are customized, as are the myriad carbon fiber covers and guards that adorn the Multistrada.
Shifting to the cockpit, STG saved the Multistrada’s dashboard—however its handlebars have been ditched in favor of aggressive clip-ons, fitted with lever guards.
An adaptive LED headlight sits out entrance, mounted on new brackets to tuck it near the forks. Ending touches embrace an STG-branded radiator cowl and a rerouted exhaust with an SC-Challenge muffler.
The bike’s completed in a tasteful mix of aluminum, carbon fiber, pink, and black textures, with traditional Ducati logos on the tank. We by no means thought we’d utter the phrase “Multistrada café racer,” however right here we’re. [STG Tracker]
Ducati Panigale race replicas ‘Tis the season to be releasing particular version bikes—and nobody does it fairly like Ducati. To have a good time their championship victories on this 12 months’s MotoGP, WorldSBK, and WorldSSP campaigns, the Italian marque has launched a slew of restricted version Panigales wrapped on this season’s race liveries.
It’s been an unprecedented 12 months for Ducati. With Francesco Bagnaia taking gold within the 2023 MotoGP championship, and Álvaro Bautista profitable the WorldSBK title, they change into the primary bike producer to win each premier class titles two years in a row. The 5 bikes pay tribute to these two riders, together with second- and third-place MotoGP finishers Jorge Martín and Marco Bezzecchi, and WorldSSP champion Nicolò Bulega.
4 of the bikes are primarily based on the Panigale V4, whereas the WorldSSP tribute bike makes use of the Panigale V2. Every is configured as a single-seater and wears a billet aluminum high yoke with its particular person quantity on it. It additionally will get a singular key and dashboard start-up animation, particular seat upholstery with the respective rider’s brand stitched into it, and their signature on the gasoline tank.
The Panigale V4 Bagnaia MotoGP duplicate [above] is wrapped within the particular yellow livery that Ducati ran on the Misano spherical of this 12 months’s MotoGP sequence. It bears Bagnaia’s quantity (1) on the entrance plate and is restricted to 263 models.
The Panigale V4 Bautista WorldSBK duplicate [above] can also be wearing Ducati’s yellow Misano design, however this time with carbon fiber wings and a brushed aluminum gasoline tank. Right here, the Panigale’s Marchesini solid aluminum wheels are painted silver as an alternative of black. The number one celebrates Bautista’s championship, and manufacturing is restricted to 219 models.
The V4 Martin and Bezecchi MotoGP replicas put on the liveries of Primi Pramac [below] and Mooney VR46 respectively, with every rider’s quantity emblazoned on the entrance. 189 models of the Martin bike and 72 models of the Bezecchi bike will probably be produced.
All 4 Panigale V4 race replicas will probably be primarily based on the V4 S mannequin, additional upgraded with STM-EVO SBK dry clutches and Akrapovič silencers. Ducati has additionally included Brembo Stylema calipers, adjustable Rizoma foot pegs, and race-spec windshields. Every bike wears an eye-watering array of carbon fiber bits too.
Elective equipment embrace a package to take away the street-legal bits for monitor use, a race-spec gasoline cap, an open clutch cowl, and a GPS module that sends lap occasions to the bike’s sprint.
Nicolò Bulega’s Panigale V2 WorldSSP duplicate [top] is wrapped in the usual pink Aruba.it Racing staff livery, with manufacturing restricted to 111 models. It will get Öhlins suspension and an Öhlins steering damper, plus an Akrapovič silencer that bumps up energy and torque, and reduces weight. Just like the V4, the V2 race duplicate comes with miles of carbon fiber and Rizoma footpegs, with a quantity plate and mirror removing package, and an aluminum gasoline cap, out there as extras.
Patrons additionally get a certificates of authenticity and a particular bike cowl, and every bike ships in a singular wood delivery crate.
If we have been trying to put a Panigale within the Bike EXIF storage, we’d have a tough time selecting between Bagnaia’s yellow duplicate and Martin’s Primi Pramac bike (which was our favourite MotoGP livery of 2023). [Ducati]
Yamaha XSR155 by Okay-Pace Okay-Pace builds customized bikes at such a blistering tempo, that it’s nearly inconceivable to maintain tabs on them. This one makes use of the diminutive Yamaha XSR155 as a base—however in true Okay-Pace trend, it seems to be prepared for the apocalypse.
Okay-Pace began by tearing the XSR155 right down to its plucky Deltabox body, then stripping off just about all the pieces behind it. A brand new tubular subframe was fabricated and welded in, offering a raised platform to revamp the bodywork on.
Subsequent, the OEM gasoline tank was remounted to sit down at a extra pleasing angle, and a slim seat was constructed to sit down behind it. The entrance finish was handled to an outsized LED headlight and a high-mounted fender. A slim fender finishes off the tail; the rear gentle sits decrease down on the swingarm.
Different adjustments embrace new handlebars, switches, grips, and bar-end mirrors. The speedo has been relocated, and the brakes have been upgraded with new strains and a greater grasp cylinder.
Okay-Pace opted for a easy inexperienced and black scheme to offer this plucky scrambler a navy aesthetic. Tremendous-chunky Motoz Tractionator tires add to the vibe, whereas a high-riding Okay-Pace ‘Diabolus’ exhaust extracts as a lot noise as it could from the small single.
As soon as once more, Okay-Pace has confirmed that small bikes may be huge enjoyable. Give us this Yamaha XSR155 and miles of muddy roads for a weekend, and we’ll come again soiled and joyful. [Via]