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.
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