Year: 2007 | Built by: Barn Built Bikes 

The appeal of the cafe racer is obvious. Retro looks combined with agility and exciting performance is a winning combination every time, but it’s one that’s missing from Ducati’s current lineup. The Italian marque doesn’t currently have a true cafe racer in its lineup, which is where Belgium-based Barn Built Bikes comes in. Its custom Ducati SuperSport 1000DS harks back to the ‘70s with its sleek bodywork and Tricolore colouring - it’s an example of what can be achieved with a little imagination. 


  1. Black Chelsea Boots
    From £169
  2. Raw Blue / Orange Grosgrain Denim Jeans
    £145
  3. Grey Commander Shell Jacket
    £206
  4. Coal Cash Only Wallet
    £112
  5. VIU
    Graphite Matt Pioneer Sunglasses
    £205
  6. Hem
    Charcoal Koti Three Seater Sofa
    £2,711
  7. Purifying Face Cleanser
    £11
  8. Green Snoopy Table Lamp
    £685

Originally a 2007 SuperSport model, this custom has had a complete overhaul, transforming the look and feel of the bike. Featuring a HERT custom endurance fuel tank in keeping with ‘70s styles, as well as a reshaped frame, Alpina tubeless spoked wheels, a custom seat and rear cowling and Linea HJC exhausts, it looks like a lightweight racer from decades gone-by. 

This Ducati SuperSport 1000DS also boasts custom Tricolore paintwork in red, white and green, befitting of its Italian heritage. With the look of a ‘70s cafe racer combined with modern performance and reliability, this machine is both a head turner and an exciting daily runner. 

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