I already featured the custom work of Walt Siegl, always a very labor intensive and very high end job on Ducatis. As all custom builders know, many are going to drool on high end bespoke motorcycles, but very few will be able to afford them. Staying in business and making a living from your passion almost always requires a more moderate approach, the one consisting in producing 2-wheel art at reduced cost without removing the dream factor and affecting the motorcycle reliability. Hence the Siegl’s Leggero Ducati Series for with each client encouraged to personalize their order during the building process.
Walt Siegl is a long time V-Twin road racer and logically likes to emphasize the sport/racing attributes of each one of his Ducati projects, skillfully mixing old and new, classic and modern styling, paying tribute to the past but still offering a bespoke machine supposed to ride…like a Ducati. The Leggero Series is based on the 2-valve Ducati 900 cc engine using a 39 mm Keihin carburetor and rebuilt with the help of Eric Kobalth at Clubhouse Motorsports and wired with a modern electronic harness conceived by Alex Vogel.
The frame is largely inspired by the racing Verliccis ones, built from 4130 chrome molysteel tubing, weighting only 19 lbs as the original TT1 & TT2 frames. Bodywork, tank and tail end are carbon fiber from prototypes made by Siegl and produced by Matt Tanner of Tannermatic. Rear suspension is via Öhlins shocks, front via Showa forks. The stainless steel exhaust is a tribute to the Conti system. Most of the other custom parts were designed using the very reputable 3D CAD Design Software Soliworks that let you create and simulate, ensuring that all parts fit together. mechanically and aesthetically.. . Prices, availability and options at Walt Siegel Motorcycles