Ducati 1098 in Stunning Gold BST Carbon Fiber Wheels
This American-Built Custom Ducati 1098 is more seductive than a supermodel and is unlike any other, thanks to the 250+ hours of custom modifications and refinishing by Ronaldo Ferreti. Some motorcycle enthusiasts prefer great visual appearance while others prefer great performance. It is rare that such a motorcycle combines both aspects of greatness.
What began as a 2007 Ducati 1098, has been reworked and modified with countless hours of work. Every nut and bolt is new, the engine has been re-sealed, and the suspension has been refurbished. The frame, swingarm, and front forks have been powder coated.
The fuel tank from a Ducati Sport Classic, custom front fairing, and custom rear tail are finished in a beautiful black paint with Italian 23K gold leaf livery. This black and gold theme pays homage to the 1979 Ducati 900SS.
Ducati 1098 Video
Ronaldo installs the final piece to his months-long passion project, BST carbon fiber wheels to a fully custom Ducati 1098 built by his hands from the ground up.
Video by LBarrettFilm
To get the bike rolling and reduce weight, Ronaldo wanted to do something truly special, and nothing does that like a set of BST carbon fiber wheels. To really set them off, they’ve been finished in a stunning satin gold, and to make the most of the weight saving, each end uses ceramic bearings.
The custom rear subframe is easily removable via four bolts. A modern LED headlamp with integrated turn signals sits tastefully inside of the custom front fairing. This Ducati’s rear tail is also custom, including a rear storage compartment that is detachable by the push of a button. The wiring harness is relocated along with the lithium ion battery, ECU, and electronics albeit easily accessible. The engine covers, fenders, and CRG levers are all created with carbon fiber. This bike is controlled via keyless entry.
The engine wears an aftermarket intake, a custom exhaust and an ECU remap by Ducati of New York. Engine cooling is well taken care of by a replaced radiator and oil cooler both covered with CNC Racing covers. The black Cerakoted front and rear shocks have been rebuilt with OEM Ducati parts.
Recently replaced brake calipers have been Cerakote finished in a grey color and clamp down on new front and rear brake discs. The brake lines have recently been replaced along with the slave and master cylinders. Transmitting the power to the rear wheel, the clutch plates, pressure plates and springs have also been recently replaced. These clutch components are housed by a Speedymoto clutch cover and hardware.
Established in 1992, BST is based near Johannesburg, South Africa. BST engineers and manufactures the world’s finest carbon fiber motorcycle components from wheels and frames to fuel tanks and fenders, to the highest international standards. The standard equipment wheels on Confederate and Norton motorcycles, BST was also chosen to provide wheels and produce the carbon-fiber frame on the radical MotoCyz project. On the world stage, BST wheels have been proven at every level of FIM Grand Prix roadracing competition and have won 12 national championships. BST has sold more than 8,000 carbon fiber wheels around the world.