J63 by Rivival Cycles Is A Ducati 900SS Cafe Racer Crafted For Art
What was once a shiny new Ducati 900SS SP that had turned to the dust is once again brought back to life by the immense talent and metalworking skills of Revival (apt to their name). This build in most probability is one of the best revivals of a fallen machine, and something that once more lights up the heart of the owner. Thanks to the creativity and imagination of Revival Cycles this Ducati 900SS Cafe Racer lives to see more tarmac for years to come.
The build takes the Ducati 900SS from its fully faired avatar to a naked street bike where the beautifully handmade bodywork in metal sits atop an exposed, un-caged Ducati L-Twin with the custom built exhausts snaking down towards the back. The proportions are perfect… to every inch.
The engine was taken down to the crank for inspection, then blueprinted and completely rebuilt with new seals and bearing. A new set of piston rings were added while the crank and transmission were re-shimed. The cylinder head was ported and polished and the port matched to the intake and exhaust flanges. A custom made 300 series stainless steel 2-into-1 exhaust with a hand formed silencer was added to the mix. Ducati Corsa slipper clutch from the 1098 superbike was taken and added along with a new pack and springs.
Base Motorcycle: 1997 Ducati 900SS SP
Designer: Alan Stulberg & Stefan Hertel
Place of Origin: Austin, Texas
Revival Cycle Custom Parts:
Triple Clamps, Rear-sets with infinite adjustability, Handlebars, Headlight mounting, Wheel Spacers
Front – 43 mm Upside down from a Ducati Sport Classic with Ohlins 30MM cartridge dampers and Ohlins springs custom tuned according to the rider.
Rear – Custom designed trellis swingarm supported by Dual Icon suspensions with adjustable preload and rebound tuned according to the weight of the rider.
Ducati Sport Classic hubs and axle front and rear connected to custom alloys and spokes and finally wrapped with Avon tyres.
Instrumentation and Electricals