Bring on the power!
Ducati has a long legacy of producing a range of high-quality, powerful motorcycles with innovative designs and modern technology since the 1950s.
So, when a French dude, Jeremie Duchampt of JC Racing, buys the 2011 Ducati 848 SBK with its V-twin engine producing over 140Bhp and wants to commemorate the Ducati 750SS and 900SS from the 90s, what do you get?
Well, you get this clean looking bad ass street fighter with a French blue touch.
It is the second time we celebrate the craftsmanship of Jeremie and another magnificent machine. It was smack in the middle of the first COVID-19 lock down in May this year when our friend rolled his roaring 1098 streetfighter out of his workshop and we were smitten by its sheer brutal beauty. Now he is back with a vengeance.
About the build
Let’s check out the front part of the bike. The fairing has been completely modified to look more like the fairing of the 900SS from the 90s, short and wrapped around the gas tank. The windshield is practically no-existent giving it the look of a street fighter.
A beautiful LED headlight with a touch a time machine has been added, a blast from the past. The golden front fork by SHOWA has been anodized and completely revised giving this bike a ferocious look. Other small golden details have been added: the caps of the reservoirs on the handlebars as well as the control of the front fork. The old fashioned mirrors have been replaced by bar end versions with a retro chromed look defining the clip-on handlebars.
What about the famous 848 trellis frame? A simplified tube layout from the Ducati 749 with a 14% increase in rigidity and a weight savings of 1.5 kg, helping the 848 weigh 20 kg less than the 749. You can see that he has added some carbon fiber to increase even the rigidity and give it a bad ass feel.
Big upgrade on the rear shock absorber with a state of the art Öhlins giving the rider an improved riding experience
Watch your back
It’s time to talk about the rear part of this gorgeous revamped 848 which has gone through extensive modifications in order to follow the flow from front to back. The rear buckle has been completely modified in order to integrate the exhaust system. Lots of fiberglass has been used with the help of FF PRODESIGN, a French specialist in preparations and design. A new taillight, like the headlight, has been added and I have to say, it looks stunning!
It’s all in the details
Further enhancing this 848 cafe racer focus, a single custom bullet seat with blue stitching and the exhaust outlet right there, on top of the unique taillight. We def dig the look!
And to improve the handling of this beauty, the builder has added new set of rims, a lithium battery, an improved radiator and a lighter swing arm.
All the paint was made by ANTHONY A2F as well as the helmet in the colors of the 1975 DUCATI SUPERSPORT, a perfect combo!
Sweat it out!
There is approximately 100 hours of work and let’s not forget that Jeremie is still the ‘amateur champion’, a title we awarded him in the post on his first build (see link above). both bikes promise to be amazing rides. And we just sit here in partial lock down not able to travel and grinding our teeth in the knowledge that some lucky buyer will snap this Duc away and ride into the sunset laughing out loud.
FYI, the 2011 Ducati 848 SBK is for sale around € 17.500. You can contact Jeremie directly if you feel the urge to start next season on a high note.