Written by Ian Lee.
In the custom motorcycle world, there is a tendency towards ‘feast or famine’ when it comes to trends. Modern Triumphs, classic Beemer airheads, and now the rise of the Ducati Sport Classic. Today’s feature bike is another take on this model, with the brief being that “the owner wanted the chubb taken off, but wanted it to visually remain a Sport Classic”. And ShedX were just the workshop for the job. Keeping the lines given to it in Bologna, this ultra clean ride has been built to give the owner more of a sporting chance, without turning the bike into a track day special. Utilising the Ducati parts bin, as well as their own product, Neil from ShedX has produced a beautiful bike that is much more ‘feast’ than ‘famine’.
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Written by Phil Guy.
The genesis for the latest to roll out of Sydney’s Shed-X came almost a year ago, when their first build, a wicked café/street hybrid dubbed ‘Bastardo’, caught the eye of a potential buyer. The buyer had a problem, though. To free up some cash for ‘Bastardo’ he needed first to sell his mint 1098S, but in a flooded market he was getting little joy. At about this juncture we can assume the term ‘trade-in’ was uttered. And thus ‘Malizia’ was born. “As soon as I test rode the 1098S,” Neil from Shed-X explains, “I knew we could do something with it to make it more enjoyable around the streets”.
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