Alpinestars has teamed up with Woolies Workshop to create a one-off custom Ducati 750 Sport – to celebrate its 55 years of innovation, focus, commitment, design and winning tradition.
As a tribute to the Alpinestars’ passion for motorcycling and to celebrate 55 years of innovation, manufacturing and product design, Alpinestars has been working with Michael Woolaway, the high profile custom bike builder and designer who heads up Woolies Workshop in Venice, California to create a very special one-off Ducati custom.
Woolaway said: “Alpinestars has covered my body and protected me for all the years I have raced. I have watched it go from its start in boot manufacturing in motocross, to leather race suits, to the mind-boggling innovation baked into the Tech-Air suit they recently brought to the US market. So, after talking with Gabriele at Laguna Seca two years ago, I found a new 1974 Ducati 750 Sport build race engine still in a crate. This motor was built to period race spec and would be the perfect Italian heart of the bike, but the bike also had to have current race spec components to tell the whole “new and old” story of this brand with styling from 1960’s Italian GP and a bit of more modern Ducati GP. Legendary frame builder Jeff Cole and I collaborated on the frame, and Jeff agreed to build the central section for this project.”
There are references to Alpinestars’ rich history throughout the bike – from its thumb rear brake as a nod to Mick Doohan, and the seat inspired by Nicky Hayden’s Ducati.
Woolaways added: “Very importantly, I wanted the bike to remind people of Alpinestars Italian roots and heritage in racing, so it needed to look and sound like a real race bike, which it does!”
And it’s packed with top level bits and pieces too – with a couple of big name manufacturers offering parts for the build. Akrapovic made a MotoGP-level exhaust system for the bike, and Michelin supplied their tyre technology too.
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