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 £168
  2. Raw Blue / Orange Grosgrain Denim Jeans
  3. Grey Commander Shell Jacket
  4. Coal Cash Only Wallet
  5. VIU
    Graphite Matt Pioneer Sunglasses
  6. Green Double Stripe Linden Cushion
  7. HAY
    Black Palissade Outdoor Chair
  8. Olive Print by Ekaterina Koroleva

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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