Spain’s Ad Hoc Cafe Racers custom shop is no stranger around these places. The one-man operation is known for taking already high-performing bikes and improve their aesthetics and practicality. Case in point, the refined Ducati 900 SS Cafe Racer shown here.
Drawing inspiration from the TT1 European endurance racers of the 1980s, the bike is elegant, small and compact. After having its bodywork removed, the 2-wheeler got a redesigned rear frame, chromed headlight bucket & taillight matching the chassis, Motogadget Motoscope Tiny speedo, and a new flat top tank with a minimal fuel cap. A beautiful leather seat converts from a monoposto to a double-seater by removing a metal lid.
The bike also sports an overhauled L-twin engine, a simple stainless steel exhaust, Brembo brakes, and custom-built wheels wrapped in Continental ContiMotion sport touring rubber. Finished in an exquisite creamy paint job, this timeless machine is ready to tackle the roads in style.
Photos by Rodrigo Yufe