Subtle this bike ain't, but what else would you expect from Radical Ducati? Their latest build uses a donor bike that we know for it's incredible performance (and it's steep $40k price tag!) the Ducati 1198 SP, but you'd have to have a good eye to recognise it. In fact the "Matador Racer" is so heavily stripped back and spec'd up that I doubt even the 1198's designers would recognize it. This bike isn't about looks, even though it does look pretty amazing, RAD are always function focused and the Matador's performance potential is mind blowing.
To drop the bikes weight down the Ducati frame was swapped out in favor of a RAD lightweight alloy frame, subframe and swingarm. Ohlins forks, Ergal triple clamps, clip on bars and Brembo calipers with Discciati rotors form the bikes new front end. In the rear you'll find an Ohlins shock absorber and Discacciati 4 pot brake holding a 200mm disc and Rizoma components for the foot controls . The wheels are also lightweight alloy, made by ITX and are shrouded by RAD made carbon mudguards.
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