Ducati Glasgow Special Design Projects
Our design touches on some of the most beautiful bikes ever created
We fit the full range of performance parts to Ducati motorcycles just about every day of the week, it's a very large part of our business that we enjoy immensely.
This is probably because the end result is always either a beautiful sound, a performance increase or an amazing look. The combination of parts we can access in the Ducati Performance Parts catalogue means we can get really creative with our recommendations.
Our customers obviously love it too, once they have been bitten by the modification bug, they struggle to stop!
Occasionally we get the chance to really go to town and design something totally unique. Using one of our new bikes as a blank canvas, we either build them for ourselves or get commissioned by one of our customers to create their dream bike.
It's not all about spending a fortune either!
Granted, modification does take a little bit of money to do but sometimes a little carbon here, a couple of accessories there and your bike can look fabulous.It needn't cost an arm and a leg!
We hope you like our creations. If you would like more information on aspect of this part of our business, just give us a call and we can discuss your requirements. We'll include more images as time goes on.
DUCATI GLASGOW 1098R track bike.
Honestly, it's pretty difficult to improve on the 1098R. The starting point, simply put, is just an incredible piece of extreme performance engineering!
In stock trim, the Ducati 1098R produces more power and torque than any other twin sports motorcycle on the planet! (prior to the release of the 1199 Panigale of course) We decided to add a little more by adding a full 70mm system, a Ducati Performance ECU and air filter and then fnish off the engine with set of beautiful hi lift racing cams.
Due to the fact it was now destined as a dedicated track bike, we set about taking off all of the unneccesary road equipment like lights, horn, indicators, mirrors and so on. Then we got a spare set of bodywork including a racing seat unit that would accept the traction control accelerometer (a critical addition), stripped the bike back to the chassis and sent it and the bodywork off to the painters with one of our designs.
The chassis was changed from red to gold to match the wheels and the idea for the Tricolore paintwork actually started life as a Xerox paint scheme. The silver seat unit concept was an idea we had ever since seeing Loris Capirossi, then Ducati MotoGP rider on the Desmosedici in Mugello 2006.
Finally we took the bike to Stewart Miller at Motorcycle Performance Glasgow to set up the suspension and upgrade the fork internals. The end result is what you see here that goes as fast as it looks and handles like it is on rails!