The donor bike started as a standard 900SS, but has now a blue printed and balanced 944 big bore Bruce Meyers Performance engine with ported and flowed heads and short sleeve light weight pistons.
The owner wanted a visually quiet bike that performs well in all aspects. He is a racer as well as a collector with a very refined aesthetic. After meeting him in person and getting to know him and his collection a bit, the project became very clear to me.
Here are the additional specs for Fred’s Leggero:
Air craft spec Chrome Molybdenum tubing frame. 15 pounds.
Kevlar tank and tail section. 4 1/2 pounds. (Tank has fuel barrier lining, so a pour-in liner is not necessary. It would also add weight.)
Carbon fiber front fender, hugger, cam belt covers.
Aluminum Ducati SP swing arm.
Marvic magnesium wheels.
Dunlop Q3 tires.
Fully adjustable Showa fork with Gold valve cartridges tuned to owner’s weight and riding style.
Brembo radial brake calipers.
Spiegler Performance brake and clutch lines.
Magura brake and clutch master cylinders.
Öhlins Rear shock with custom spring rate.
Ceramic-coated engine components.
High capacity oil cooler.
Yoyodyne slipper clutch with lightweight plates.
Fully tunable performance ECU program.
Fully electronic harness, custom face WSM Motogadget analog tachometer, Motogadget LED bar end blinkers.
Stainless exhaust with WSM mufflers.
Custom metallic white paint applied by Peach Pit Racing.
Bike weighs 312 pounds and is an absolute hoot to ride.