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.
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.
Exhausts: MME custom fabricated. Silencers Conti.
Wheel base 1570mm. (Darmah – 1550mm)
Ground clearance 190mm (Darmah – 180mm)
Rake 29.5mm (Darmah – 29.5mm)