Mind-blowing & Metallic: Custom Ducati Supersport 1000DS With Handmade Bodywork Looks Menacing

But that’s not all, this bike also borrows a couple of parts from the Ducati 1098 and 998 too!

Ducati is home to some gorgeous motorcycles, and it continues that streak of churning out evocative machines to this day. One exception, however, was the Supersport 1000DS, which looked…well, ordinary.

So when a customer brought his 2003 Ducati Supersport 1000DS to SCM (Simone Conti Motorcycles) for a custom job, the plan was simple - give the bike a thorough makeover.

The result? Well, it’s simply WILD as you’re about to find out.

Custom Ducati Supersport 1000DS By Simone Conti Motorcycles

Mind-blowing & Metallic: Custom Ducati Supersport 1000DS With Handmade Bodywork Looks Menacing
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While the stock bike looks sort of non-Ducati-like, this one features a fully handmade aluminum bodywork

The first step for this project was, of course, to create a drawing of the final product, followed by an instant strip-down of all the bike’s stock bodywork.

Next, Conti took matters into his own hands (literally) to create the bike’s custom aluminum bodywork from scratch, using nothing but a hammer and a flywheel.

Mind-blowing & Metallic: Custom Ducati Supersport 1000DS With Handmade Bodywork Looks Menacing
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Take a look at this radical custom Ducati Supersport 1000DS done by Simone Conti Motorcycles

Diving into the details, the front bodywork comprises a custom fender and a radical semi-fairing made to resemble the Ducati Panigale V4’s fascia. This is accompanied by a custom fuel tank design featuring a Ducati 1098 fuel filler cap.

Meanwhile, everything is brought together by a sleek rear tail section replete with equally sleek radical lights. Not to mention, the bike proudly flaunts its bespoke red trellis frame, adding to the bike’s aesthetic appeal.

Mind-blowing & Metallic: Custom Ducati Supersport 1000DS With Handmade Bodywork Looks Menacing
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On the engine front, the bike features an up-sized 1,100cc engine with carbon fiber casing, an aftermarket slipper clutch, and a free-flow steel exhaust

The changes aren’t limited to aesthetics, though, and there are a few things done to the engine and underpinnings too.

Starting off with the former, SCM has up-sized the stock 992cc mill to nearly 1100cc while also throwing in carbon fiber engine cases, an aftermarket ECU, a slipper clutch, and a free-flow stainless steel exhaust. All this will surely help the bike pump out more power, but there’s no official number to back this up.

Mind-blowing & Metallic: Custom Ducati Supersport 1000DS With Handmade Bodywork Looks Menacing
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Meanwhile, even the fuel tank has a brawny shape and features a fuel filler cap borrowed from a Ducati 1098

As for the latter, the Supersport’s stock suspension has been replaced by Ducati 998’s USD forks, topped with a unique triple clamp to ensure an aggressive riding posture. Additionally, braking hardware includes premium modern-day Brembos while still clamping the Supersport’s stock alloy wheels.

For final touches, SCM equipped the bike with Rizoma grips, bar-end mirrors, and CNC-machines fluid reservoirs.

Can You Buy It?

Mind-blowing & Metallic: Custom Ducati Supersport 1000DS With Handmade Bodywork Looks Menacing
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The fascia of the bike is made to look like a Ducati Panigale V4, which is brought together by a sleek rear end

Not really, because this project was done for a customer who’s probably drooling over this right now. But if you too have a donor bike, make sure to hit up SCM and get a similar job done on your bike.

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