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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

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