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Du­cati 748/853, Pier­obon 1098R, Suzuki GSX-R1100, Fire­blade and Day­tona 955i.

THIS IS my Du­cati 748, bought as a Biposto in stan­dard trim eight years ago and im­proved ev­ery win­ter as and when funds al­low.

It now has March­esini wheels and an STM slip­per clutch. I had the forks re­built by Revs Sus­pen­sion, and an Öh­lins shock fit­ted. It has Du­cabike ad­justable clip-ons, a Brembo RCS brake mas­ter cylin­der, an Oberon clutch slave cylin­der and Du­cati Per­for­mance replica rearsets. It has a sin­gle seat unit with a Race­seat seat pad, plus a Du­cati Per­for­mance front mud­guard.

But the most im­por­tant change is the 853cc en­gine I fit­ted in the win­ter of 2016. The en­gine was built at great ex­pense (to some­one else) by Jeff Green, for­merly of G-Tech. As many folk say, it’s the best en­gine Du­cati never built. It spins up so eas­ily and has a lovely amount of power for road use. I also have some Cy­cle­cat rearsets to fit when the weather im­proves.

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