Street-Legal Ducati Supermono Strada To Be Produced …

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Street-Legal Ducati Supermono To Be Produced

What’s your motorcycle? If you’re like us at MD, you love a light, torquey, four-… Single. And the apex of development may be the 1993-1995 Ducati a limited-production, race-only machine by Pierre Terblanche (designer of the 999, and Multistrada, among Ducatis).

With a high-revving four-valve cylinder head and (later 572cc) of displacement, the boasted 80 hp in a 277-pound package. up in sensuous bodywork and as loud as after dropping a can of creamed on his toe, many racers and junkies have fantasized owning one of these … Too bad the limited production numbers and pricetag made the bike a toy for collectors.

Briton Alistair is one of the world’s top experts on the Supermono; personally worked on 20 of the 67 machines were built (he also Ducati’s AMA Superbike racing He thought Ducati should produced the bike for street as “the Supermono was designed as a bike that could be converted into a streetbike,” to Supermono designer Pierre “Unfortunately nothing ever of it.” So he set to building a street-going the Supermono Strada.

Since has a parts account with getting many of the needed is as simple as placing an order. The Strada uses the original with the big-valve Testastretta top end the 999 superbike. Displacement is now 595cc, power up to a claimed 88 hp at the crank.

The big exhaust can is now moved to the right (to keep it away from the and tiny headlights (from the and mirrors make things And you won’t need a rental van with push-start volunteers to you around on Sunday mornings: the from a 916 takes over duties. Öhlins suspension, a street-oriented standard-ratio transmission and Brembo brake calipers bigger 305mm discs the deal.

Frames are built in and the swingarm is from the Ducati Weight is just 294.5 dry.

The street equipment is like what you’d on late-model Ducatis, with an system, projector-beam headlamps and all the and switchgear you need. There’s an optional gel seat, in case you to ride more than a racetrack session.

At 35,000 UK (about $52,000), it’s not a mass-market ride. But given the bike has traded for up to $100,000, seems a bargain, especially you consider the street-legality (Alistair the machine will be available to USA and improvements in power, braking and

This project may energize fans, but it’s not that to the bike’s original designer: it was done in 1993 the Supermono is now a bit Madonna; still okay but a bit in the tooth.” Terblanche is looking for millionaires that love singles.

“I have a project waiting in drawer…. somewhere.” Contact us if interested and we’ll pass info along. After we a finder’s fee…

ALISTAIR 11th March 2009


104 x 70 mm bore and … 595cc up from 102 x 70 mm and 572cc 1995 and 100 x 70 mm from 1993.

up from 80bhp to 88bhp at the using the Testastretta cylinder from the 999R.

Pankl Titanium con-rods now fitted to forged steel.

En10 machined, hardened and balanced fitted with a machined LH to accept a 916 sprag starter assemblyy.

Larger inlet and valves fitted 41 and 33mm up from 37 and 31 mm.

Ducted air cooling to the cambelt cover, similar to fitted on the 999R.

Timing driven water pump and wet alternator, compare to exhaust driven water pump and dry

Electric starter and sprag assembly.

Now fitted with a 6 standard ratio gearbox, as to the 6 speed close ratio fitted.

Left foot gear with road gear pattern ie. one down and five up also be easily changed to gear change pattern).


Now fitted with a Marelli 54mm diameter body with a single type injector (one of the throttle bodies fitted to the compared to the 50mm diameter used.

Now with the Magneti 5.9M ECU also fitted to the range, in conjunction with a USB Commander III.

Increased volume, now with the injector inside and a high flow air fitted (has greatly to the overall engine performance).

is a replica of the original with the steering geometry (with some small changes) now from lightweight 4130 tubing.

Swinging arm is the modified Aluminium cast/fabricated item as to the 1000SS ie.

Top and bottom yokes are items as fitted to the 999R.

forks are modified Ohlins with modified radial calliper mounting as fitted to the

Ohlins rear shock with a ride-height adjuster

Front brake callipers are now the one piece 4 piston Brembo callipers as fitted to the 1098R.

2 x 305mm Discs fitted to 280 mm as original.

Rear brake calliper is an opposing 2 piston P2 Brembo

Rear 200mm Disc

Wheels and Tyres

3.50 x 17 forged Magnesium 10 spoke fitted with a Pirelli Corsa 120/60R17 tyre.

x 17 Marchesini forged Magnesium 10 wheel fitted with a Diablo Corsa 180/55R17

Magneti Marelli key recognition/operated immobiliser system as fitted to the range.

Projector beam dip and beam light units beam height adjusters as to the 749/999 range.

LED rear plate illuminator lamp with left/right rear mounted on a lightweight carbon plate bracket.

Left handlebar switchgear with directional indicator switch, and high beam pass as fitted on the 749/999 range.

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hand handlebar switchgear engine kill switch, motor button and main switch (not fitted for markets as lights are permanently on) as on the 749/999 range.

Other Features

Previous wet-lay-up fibre parts ie. front and fairing, fuel tank, front mudguard, rear sub-frame and all the other composite are now manufactured in pre-pregnated carbon vacuum bagged and heated to in a pressurised Autoclave at 60 psi for 8 + hours, to extra strength, and a significant loss without any shrinkage of to give superior fit qualities.

Now fitted with a lightweight silencer, well tucked-in on the hand side (no rear tie-rod in the way), addressing the ground clearance problems when left hand mounted and fouling the drive too.

Retractable Aluminium stand with ignition switch as fitted to the 749/999

Top yoke mounted Ohlins steering damper as on 749/999

Ignition key operated steering

Left and right hand view mirrors fitted with turn signal

Cooling system now fitted a water expansion tank was not fitted to the original mono.

arm has a carbon shark fin rear protector/rear stand brackets to both ends of the arm.

gear position lamp is illuminated from the 749/999 instrument.

Front and rear light switches fitted.

fuel pump and pressure valve assembly mounted to the of the fuel tank the same as to the 999R.

Two electric radiator as fitted on the 999R.

Speedometer and rear wheel pick-up fitted taken from the

The improved Marchesini vane rear wheel cush damper system fitted.

Aluminium integral rear bracket/brake anchor arm/speedo mount.

Quick release F1 style fairing mounting fasteners

Customised nylon crash fitted hidden behind

Removable seat pad with gel insert.

MD Readers Respond:

You me with your headline on Your teasing us with the study was one thing, but the Supermono is wrong. I’ve been for Ducati to deliver a real Supermono ever since the came out. I thought, “at a production superbike for those of us in small bore machines superb handling and pedigree.” My however, were dashed I read the article.

Exciting, to be but unreachable for almost anybody in the concept. A niche bike, for but one I’d buy in a heartbeat, if there was a real “Hey there, Ducati. You Bob

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