Siegl’s Dakar-Inspired Hypermotard
Walt Siegl continues to impress motorcycle enthusiasts with unique custom builds that stretch the boundaries of imagination and craftsmanship. Siegl, who is quite well-known for creating radical builds such as the endurance-style MV Agusta has done it yet again… this time with a Ducati Hypermotard. His inspiration comes from world’s toughest rally raid where Siegl mixes in his creative imagination to design a off-roading based on Italy’s most prestigious brand.Knobby tires, upright position and old school design from the 80’s era are some of the bits that boost the adrenaline on the Siegl’s Dakar Rally Ducati Hypermotard. The L-Twin Italian beast is equipped with an air-cooled setup that ensures the motorcycle to be on diet. Moreover, Siegl has pushed the boundaries by keeping minimal bodywork on a modern machine which aims to do insane speeds on the rough and undulated terrains of the rally.
The important aspect here is to think how Siegl has merged vintage and traditional design into one concept. You will find the perfect combination between sharp edges and angular curves doing an incredible job of giving the motorcycle a distinct look, yet keeping the weight in check. In addition, the stock engine, aluminium wheels, frame, suspensions, and swing arm have been retained with the motorcycle while Siegl has bolted the Dakar panels on the frame directly. With the power of 100 horses slicing the dessert, those 50mm Marzocchi forks are on double duty making the handling nimble and easy. Dakar Rally stages have one of the toughest terrains in the world, and Siegl has ensured that his creation looks the part in every way possible.
Siegl carved the Styrofoam block for the bodywork all by himself, and it weighs less than the original parts manufactured at the Bologna factory. The new bodywork gives space for the rider to move about and churn long distances in one go. Putting it all together, the Ducati’s body is mated to the chassis using aluminium standoffs, yet, the best part is that it takes three minutes to dismantle completely. If we talk about classic motorcycles ruling the technologically-advanced era, then consider Walt Siegl Ducati Hypermotard as he has done a fantastic job in designing the motorcycle from top to bottom.