One man’s transformation of a Ducati 900GTS parts bike into a sweet flat tracker dubbed the Ducati XR900.
It took more than a second look to register the fact that the bright orange bike standing out from a gaggle of modern Italian motorcycles was actually a Ducati and not a Harley. But it only took a split second to appreciate that this bike was something very special.
Ducati XR900 right side view
Ducati XR900 left side view
Peter made the rear brake lever, which attaches to cables that run under the seat.
Ducati XR900 gauges
Peter made the side panels, complete with air scoops, from 2mm sheet aluminum.
Peter custom-fabricated the exhaust. The bend under the front cylinder came from a bathroom grab handle.
Ducati XR900 tire
"I've made things all my life, always admired the Harley XR look, so I just had to scratch the itch with what I had at my disposal!" Peter says.
The mufflers sit tight to the frame and left rear shock thanks to cut-outs on the back side of each pipe.
All finished, Peter's lovely XR900 weighs in at 436 pounds wet.