Motorcycles are customised for a reason, to showcase different characters and attitudes. While most of the times they reflect owner’s taste, sometimes the mod-job boasts the builder’s attitude as well. Here, the Radical Ducati 7 and a half Sportiva shows exactly what the builder is all about. Built by the mastermind behind the XTR Pepo (Extreme Pepo) Pepo Rosell, it is one of those exquisite builds which comes from a builder who enhances Ducati’s finest motorcycles using Ducati’s genuine parts. And the reason it is called the Radical Ducati 7 and a half Sportiva is because it is built around a 2004 Ducati Supersport 749R which encompasses a 749 cc liquid-cooled engine. And that’s how they like to name their builds.
While the original fuel tank was kept as it was for this Radical Ducati, an endurance type 10 cm diameter front light with high/low beam was mounted on a RAD fibre glass front fairing. Below them, a carbon fibre mudguard was mounted on the pair of Ohlins forks with Brembo radical calipers and rotors. At the rear, a RAD 02 fibreglass montjuich solo seat was mounted on the RAD 02 montjiuch aluminium rear subframe, and a Montesa rear light at the end of the frame. Below them came the Ohlins shock absorber and a carbon fibre mudguard. In the mid-section, a Wolfman 2-by-1 exhaust system with Spark homologated megaphone was fit for that sweet sound and carbon fibre side swingarm protectors at the end.