Ducati Sport 1000 Hill Climber
This custom Ducati Sport 1000 named the "Hill Climber" has been causing a bit of a stir on the internet for the past few days, so I decided to get in touch with the guys at Bad Boys Motorcycles in Switzerland to talk to them about the build. The Ducati belongs to…
Was Bad Boys responsible for the design of the Hill Climber?
Tell us about the Hill Climbers beautifully clean tank.
As well as the brillant work done with its tank the Hill Climber features an impressive list of aftermarket and custom parts. The seat cowl and the belly pan that squares off the engine helping to visually lower the bike, are one off parts from Bad Boy Motorcycles. Italian aftermarket parts manufacturer Rizoma supplied the grips, brake and clutch fluid reservoirs (huge fan of those!) and the clutch, pressure and timing belt covers. After market bars, levers and a new headlight dress up the front end while a local automotive upholsterer named Lugon Garnisseur added the finishing touches to the bikes saddle.
Finally almost all of the exposed alloy on the bikes engine was blacked out along with the exhausts black ceramic coat. The paint colour is an original Lamborghini hue named Blu Cepheus as a nob to Alains work with the Supercar manufacturer during the development of his Raptor concept. The Sport 1000’s engine remains in basically stock form as Alain was happy with the Ducati’s performance and design is where his passion for automotive customisation lies.
“Bad Boys Motorcycles is a small company in the Valais, a kind of little California in the south of Switzerland. In December 2003, Chris and Steph founded the company to produce custom bikes according to the most eclectic demands. Our passion and the bikes we build are well known by the famous and specialized people and press in Switzerland and Europe. Bad Boys Motorcycles work is characterized by an accurate aesthetic feeling linked with a very Swiss professionalism.”
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