21st Century Classics - Ducati Darmah

Ducati Specification:  Styling Cues – Ducati Darmah

 

SSl.    Concept: Ian Pennington.
To design and develop a retro styled motorcycle taking it’s inspiration  as one of Ducati’s  iconic seventies bikes, but updated for the 21st Century using readily available components to improve the dynamic and stylistic characteristics. “ Stepped” yokes were specially designed and fitted to use the shorter USD 996 forks, retaining ground clearance and caster angle of a Darmah but with a more sporty trail.
 
Design: Ian Pennington / Metal Malarkey Engineering.
 

Spec:
 

Frame: MME modified Darmah frame. Monster swingarm.
 

Wheels: Front 3 spoke light alum 996 3.5x17. Rear 3 spoke light alum                           Monster 4.5x17
 

Tyres: BT020. Front 120 70 17. Rear 160 60 17
 

Brakes: Front twin Brembo 4 pot, disc floating dia’ 320mm. Rear 2 pot dia’                   245mm
 

Forks: USD 996
 

Yokes: MME stepped
 

Rear suspension: Hagon
 

Engine: 903cc air cooled 90 deg vee twin. 

Bore 92mm, stroke 68mm.
Compression ratio 9.2:1.
Max power 78bhp @8250 rpm.

Max torque lbf  @6750rpm.
 

Electronics: Koso speedo, tacho, warning lights. Motogadget relay control.
 

Plumbing: HEL.
 

Exhausts: MME custom fabricated. Silencers Conti.
 

Rearsets: Tarrozi.
 

Tank: Modified.
Wheel base 1570mm.    (Darmah – 1550mm)
Ground clearance 190mm  (Darmah – 180mm)
Rake 29.5mm                  (Darmah – 29.5mm)
Trail 100mm