Matt’s Ducati 900SS Transformation for the 2024 Bike Shed Show: A Collaboration with Steelheart

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Matt's Ducati 900SS Transformation for the 2024
Matt's Ducati 900SS Transformation for the 2024

Fueled by the approaching 2024 Bike Shed Show in London, Matt started an ambitious project to breathe new life into his Ducati 900SS.

He began by stripping the motorcycle down to its bare essentials, discarding the original bodywork (except for the fuel tank), forks, wheels, and exhaust system in favor of a lighter and more customized look.

Collaborating with Lee Mitchell of Steelheart Engineering, Matt replaced the stock subframe and swingarm with bespoke components.

The new subframe, crafted from aluminum, featured CNC-machined sides welded to a tubular trellis, achieving both weight reduction and a striking visual design. The swingarm followed suit, both left bare to expose the quality of the craftsmanship.

Matt's Ducati 900SS Transformation for the 2024
Matt’s Ducati 900SS Transformation for the 2024 (Thomas Kettlety/ Instagram)

In contrast, the main frame received a sophisticated makeover with a coat of satin black powder coating applied by Powder Worx.

The transformation continued at Hitchcox Motorcycles, the exhaust specialists, where a brand-new titanium exhaust system was installed.

The intricate design culminated in dual mufflers tucked neatly under the tail section, completing the Ducati’s metamorphosis.

Arfa, a head-turning custom motorcycle, boasts a unique blend of parts from various machines. Its boxy tail, originally from a Yamaha TZ, sits on a custom subframe built by the owner, Matt.

Up front, a sleek half-fairing designed for a Suzuki RG500 MK2 adds a touch of aerodynamic style. But the magic truly happens with the intricate parts.

Billet triple clamps hold the inverted forks borrowed from a Ducati 916, while lightweight Dymag wheels wrapped in high-performance Michelin tires keep the ride glued to the ground.

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