Friday, 12 August 2011

From the frame up - Egli inspired Ducati special

Chris Baglin sent me some pics of his Ducati special work in progress - look at that frame!

"Thought you may like to see a couple of pics of my project. It's kind of an Egli inspired bevel, my frame, swing arm, engine plates, yokes etc with Ohlins rear, WP front, 18" Dymags. The 900GTS engine will be fairly high spec though, crank has been done to race spec by Kamena in Germany with late SS rods, 10.5-1 Omega pistons and fast road cams, ported and polished with 40mm Dell' Orto's and Silent Hektik ignition, so should be good for about 75hp or so - should be cool when done, will be finished with Imola style tank and short fairing. Probably not to everyone's taste, what with the old and new, but something I have been wanting to do for a while now. Hope you like it."

I love it and it's definitely to my taste. In case you missed it, Chris fabricated the incredible frame and swinging arm himself. Mind you, he does work on vintage aircraft and racing cars. We hope to have a ride when it's done, though Chris warns us it'll be a while. We can wait!

Check out more of Chris' incredible welding work here

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