They did it. They were talking about doing it, but I can’t believe they actually did it. Volkswagen has put a mighty Ducati motorcycle into their XL1 eco-minded lightweight, and the result is kind of mind-bending.
My Monster 796 at Vorhees State Park and Spruce Run Reservoir, and someone’s forgotten shoes. Hopefully this is not my last ride for the season.
I love my Ducati!
That’s a nice one to love.
Cover for a Ducati Monster
The Ducati Leggero is a limited edition series of bespoke motorcycles built by custom legend Walt Siegl, the tank, seat, cowling and frame are all built by Walt in his workshop – along with a slew of other bespoke elements unique to this model.
The Leggero is formed around an air-cooled Ducati 2 valve 900cc v-twin, with 39mm Keihin carburettors, the frame is a CAD designed chromium-molybendium unit that weighs in at just 19lbs and the tank/bodywork are made from hand-laid urethane. Suspension is provided by Showa up front and Öhlins at the rear giving the bike some serious track potential for those wanting to challenge Walt out on the tarmac.
The design of the Leggero references a few of Ducati’s more famous motorcycles but from the outset, it’s clearly a Walt Siegl creation. The attention to detail is utterly spellbinding and the performance of these bikes leave other custom builds in the dust – Walt’s machines are designed to perform with much of the bike’s aesthetic appearance being related directly to function.