Faster and Faster: 2009 Ducati Supermono Strada: Alistair Wager reinvents…

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2009 Ducati Supermono Alistair Wager reinvents the racing single

Alistair street-legal Ducati Supermono Cool!

Remember the original which Ducati released in Designed by Pierre Terblanche and with a four-…, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder 549cc engine, the was a high-tech racer that US$30,000 back then. a dry weight of 118kg and high-spec components, the Supermono handled well.

And the 75 horsepower from its engine was enough to push the to a top speed of 225km/h.

You can read about the original, 1990s here. In the meanwhile, British Alistair Wager (who’s with Ducati for many and who also headed the HMC Ducati AMA team in 2001) has put a whole new on the bike. With some from the Ducati factory, has built a brand-new Supermono – one that’s fitted with a more powerful engine and chassis/suspension components.

Of course, unlike the original Alistair’s machine is also

‘I had worked on many of the 67 Supermono bikes produced, and thought it be great to own a road bike myself. As the factory cannot putting such a lower bike into production, no guarantee of success, I told Ciabbati what I intended to do and agreed to open a direct account with me,’ Alistair, replying to an email we to him.

It couldn’t have been an task, building this new According to Alistair, it took him six of work (some of it part and more than -50,000 to the many patterns and moulds were required.

This Supermono Strada seems to be than 1993 original in way imaginable

The 2009 Supermono 595cc single-cylinder engine, uses the Testastretta cylinder from the 999R. makes (compared to 80bhp from the 549cc engine). The new engine Pankl forged titanium (forged steel on the original billet machined, hardened and crankshaft, larger inlet and valves (41mm and 33mm up from 37mm and 31 mm) and a host of mods.

A new Magneti Marelli fuel-injection with 54mm diameter body (50mm on the old bike), the older FI system. A six-speed ratio gearbox, with shift pattern, has been to the Supermono Strada, replacing the close ratio gearbox on the bike.

The new Supermono’s trellis frame is a of the original but is now made from 4130 Chrome-molybdenum tubing. The is a modified aluminium cast/fabricated (as fitted to the Ducati 1000SS and suspension components at both are Ohlins items. The front comprise twin 305mm (280mm on the original bike) four-piston radial-mount Brembo as fitted to the 1098R.

The bike on 17-inch Marchesini forged ten-spoke wheels, shod 120/60 (front) and 180/55 Pirelli Diablo Corsa

Since the Supermono Strada is street legal, it comes projector type headlamps, LED push-button electric start and so on – that you won’t find on the Supermono race bikes. The also uses pre-pregnated body parts (rather the original bikes’ wet-lay for reduced weight and added and a lightweight Titanium silencer, does away with clearance problems.

We must say we’re hugely with Alistair’s work – the Supermono Strada must be phenomenal to ride, especially on the and on twisty mountain roads. an iconic Ducati and reworking it to it even better couldn’t been easy, but Alistair has proved that it can be done!

Some pics of the original Supermono.

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