What do you get when you cross a Ducati and a cruiser? It’s not something that’s going to happen real soon, especially since Harley has just bought MV Agusta and not Ducati as was rumored. Ducati is not in the cruiser market, but still there’s one such an animal in existence.
The Ducati cruiser, called the Ferrari Ducati 996 Custom Cruiser Pro Street was a custom job for the Ferrari dealership owner, Ray Anthony (http://www.thenewautotoystore.com/). It won several prizes in custom shows.
The cruiser is based on a Ducati 996, and rebuilt with a custom aluminum fuel tank. The bike looks and sounds like no other motorcycle out there, thanks to a custom exhaust. So yes, it rides: it’s not static.
The motorcycle was up for grabs on eBay for US$ 26,000 (link), but it doesn’t look like it got sold.
If you want to see what it looks like when riding, and even better, hear what it sounds like, here’s a video:
To be honest, the customization is amazing, but I wouldn’t want to have it for all the money of the world. It’s a bit like buying a Ferrari, and customizing it to be a VW Beetle. It can be done, but why do it?
Would you buy it?