Home
News
Custom
Balamutti Workshop Scratch-Builds a Hub-Center-Steered Ducati 900SS Moto
MotoRidersUniverse
Balamutti Workshop Scratch-Builds a Hub-Center-Steered Ducati 900SS Moto
22 Apr 2022 Custom
Sponsored by Moto Animals

St. Petersburg’s Balamutti Workshop instantly put itself on the map of the global custom moto scene when it revealed a three-wheeled, supercharged Ducati ice racer back in 2020. The idiosyncratic ice racer also gave the family-run shop a reputation for producing outside-the-box and over-the-top “Frankencycles” – the latest of which is an equally unique Ducati-based one-off that was meticulously pieced together over the course of nearly four years.

https://kickstart.bikeexif.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/fb-9.jpg

Taking its name from the fire-breathing, hybrid-animal mythological Greek monster, this largely bespoke creation has been dubbed “Chimera” and features a slew of custom elements as well as numerous parts from a myriad of other Ducati donors. While the bike retains the Ducati’s stock trellis chassis, the structure has received a one-off subframe and a scratch-built suspension setup comprised of a custom hub-center-steered front-end that boasts a trellis-style front swing-arm and a horizontal shock linkage, and a custom rear swing-arm that now accommodates a Balamutti-built one-off 48-spoke wheel.

https://kickstart.bikeexif.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/balamutti-ducati-1.jpg

Aside from the lightly tweaked stock tank and trellis frame, one of the only other remaining factory elements on the SuperSport is its engine — an air-cooled 864cc twin that’s been repainted, equipped with an ADIGE slipper clutch, and fitted with a fully-bespoke hand-welded, dual one-into-one stainless steel exhaust that’s been bestowed with an ultra-rugged rainbow-burnt titanium-nitride coating and culminates in slash-cut pipes exiting beneath the seat and under the swing-arm. Other noteworthy elements include a circular LED headlight that’s mounted on a custom bracket and capped off with a bottom cowl piece, anodized grips and levers, a perched, custom-upholstered seat, a dual floating Brembo caliper setup on a custom mount at 6 and 12 o’clock, and an insanely-unique taillight comprised of LED-illuminated long plastic teeth set in a custom metal housing.

Between the Russian shop’s supercharged ice racer, futuristic S4R, and hub-center-steered 900SS, we’re extremely curious to see what Balamutti conjures up next.

Credit: hiconsumption

https://kickstart.bikeexif.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/balamutti-ducati-9.jpg

https://kickstart.bikeexif.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/balamutti-ducati-8.jpg

https://kickstart.bikeexif.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/balamutti-ducati-7.jpg

https://kickstart.bikeexif.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/balamutti-ducati-6.jpg

https://kickstart.bikeexif.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/balamutti-ducati-5.jpg

https://kickstart.bikeexif.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/balamutti-ducati-4.jpg

https://kickstart.bikeexif.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/balamutti-ducati-3.jpg

https://kickstart.bikeexif.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/balamutti-ducati-2.jpg

#Bike #Moto #Custom #Ducati #900SS #Supersport

0 2.8K
Comments
No CommentsNo Comments yet. You can write the first
Please Log In or install the app. Comments can be posted only by registered users.
Related
Home
Menu
Posting
Notify
Sign In
Profile
Content creation
Search
See More