From an old mill town in southern New Hampshire, Austrian born Walt Siegel builds bikes betraying his love for and background in racing. His dilemma, that most of his fellow custom builders are facing, is how to go beyond bolt-on bikes and still offer a product with a wider clientele than a few CEO’s. This number 1 of a limited production series of the 900 cc two-valve Ducati is intended to find the right balance (translate by price) to attract a clientele wishing a true bespoke machine and pay for it without visiting a lender.
There are so many options that Wielt will not give you any number until he lists them all to you. For style, you get a modern machine with the right mix of visual references to the past to give it a soul. For motor, a fully rebuilt engine. For structure, a custom 4130 chrome moly steel tubing frame weighting only 19 lbs, a full carbon fiber or painted vacuum molded fiberglass, Showa or Ohlins front and rear (mono or dual-shock) suspension, a custom stainless steel with collector exhaust system, a custom seat, modern technology electronic wiring, etc. Italian lust…Walt Siegel Motorcycles (photography @ Michael Rubistein)