Sunday, April 3, 2016

New Bullitt build :: To hack or not to hack?



So, I've wanted a Ducati SportClassic for years...well, since they first came out in 2006. The OG Bullitt is gone, as is the Bullitt SP. A little extra room in the garage and a little extra funds in the moto account and boom, a new GT1000 is sitting at my front door. I bought it across the country and had a reliable friend and mechanic give it his blessing before I pulled the trigger. It wasn't until it got here, that I realized just how clean and unmolested it was.





I've never been one to keep anything stock but this bike really does feel to clean to hack up. After taking a harder look at the list of planned mods, I can see this projects getting out of hand.





Similarly to my Triumph, where I wanted a Thruxton but got the Bonnie and turned it into a Thruxton over time...I'm feeling a real sense of déjà vu. First it was Thruxton bars, then a Thruxton seat cowl. Next it was the Thruxton shocks and rear sets... The more I think about it, the more I realize that I want the faired SportClassic like Lando Griffin rode in a recent post of ours. Turning my GT into one is possible, just not sure it makes sense in the end.



I'm thinking I should just sell this in it's pristine condition and start a build a little closer to what the end result will be. And no, this isn't a matter of being scared of the task at hand, I'm just being (dare I say) slightly more practical than usual.


So internet - what do you think? Tear into her and build her into a track-ready cafe racer or sell her to someone who can appreciate her for what she is?

For now - she's available for sale. Hit up pat(@)thebullitt.com and take this off my hands before I do bad things to her!

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