Ducati Bastardo. Twice.

No, I am not confused, but you may be just by looking at all these pictures and realizing that they are from 2 different custom Ducatis. These bikes with the overall same appearance and paint job are the work of Yuri Shif, for me Europe’s custom builder with the wildest/most elegant/most beautifully executed ideas. His motorcycle fantasies are infinite and you never know what’s coming next from this Russian/Belarus customizer.

Although Yuri’s customizing prowess has already been demonstrated on many brands and models that he always re-design with a very unique style, his deep love is for Ducatis. His first work on an Italian model was called “Duster”, an already very radical machine. Realizing that he could push Ducati re-styling much further, Yuri spent the last 12 months working on these 2 Ducatis (GT-1000 and Monster MS4 R), making sure that both would fit in the category of modern Cafe Racers.

Because of language barrier, but also because Yuri doesn’t like to talk about his contraptions, I got very few technical details to give you about these 2 new gorgeous creations. So, like me, just look at the pictures, discover and admire the re-styling and fabrication. Yuri Shift Custom. (photography copyright Eugene Bobrikov, courtesy to Cyril Huze)

18 Responses to “Ducati Bastardo. Twice.”

  1. 1 Austin Weiss May 21st, 2012 at 8:01 am

    Very nice work

  2. 2 H. Davenport May 21st, 2012 at 8:07 am


  3. 3 reyn mansson May 21st, 2012 at 8:36 am

    Really nice Ducatis

  4. 4 The Vintagent May 21st, 2012 at 8:40 am

    Wow, a modern sportbike with girder forks. That deserves a road test!

  5. 5 Boomer May 21st, 2012 at 9:04 am

    And spoke wheels…

  6. 6 Wikked Steel May 21st, 2012 at 9:47 am

    Beautiful and creative work.

  7. 7 Kevin Boyle Kustoms May 21st, 2012 at 11:39 am

    very very nice!

  8. 8 Henry May 21st, 2012 at 12:29 pm

    Like most of Harley guys, I love Ducatis, especially those 2 cool “machinas”

  9. 9 Jay58 May 21st, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    Where is the suspension for the front forks? It is pretty cool other than that.

  10. 10 fuji May 21st, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    Cool bikes . Best sounding engines built today.

  11. 11 Sara Brown May 21st, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    Wild, and very elegant indeed ….would love to see either on the road with a beautiful woman riding them

  12. 12 ragsflh May 21st, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    awesome above the top in detail

  13. 13 Drake May 21st, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    I just fell in love.

  14. 14 Brescia May 21st, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    All over details are amazing.

  15. 15 Dmitry May 22nd, 2012 at 3:38 am

    On second bike – front suspension is parallelogram fork like on first ducati in 1954. And fairing already changed to very small cover for dashboard.

  16. 16 izadore007 May 22nd, 2012 at 9:02 am

    Would Love to see them with a Beautiful Woman on them, Parked!

  17. 17 Michael May 22nd, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    AND you guys laff at choppers, Not in my garage thank YEW!!!

  18. 18 Sollis May 22nd, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    great looking bikes

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