One of Walt Siegl’s first Leggero Ducati’s is going up for sale tomorrow. I have seen the bike up close many times and I can tell you first hand it is flawless. If you are in the market, don’t miss your chance to get ahead of Walt’s two year long waiting list! Here is the link to the EBAY Auction.
- Frame – WSM chrome/moly tubing chassis
- Engine – Bruce Meyers Performance fully blueprinted stock spec rebuilt 900SS
- Suspension – Fully adjustable Showa front and rear
- Bodywork – WSM kevlar tank with fuel barrier lining. WSM kevlar tail. WSM rear fender
- Electronics – Motogadget speedo/tachometer, 39mm flat slide Keihin carbs
- Wheels – Cast aluminum Brembo. Dunlop Q3 tires
- Brakes – Gold Line Brembo calipers
- Exhaust – Stainless headers, WSM stainless mufflers
- Foot Controls – WSM rear sets
- Hand Controls – Stock 900SS
THE LEGGERO SERIES
The attention to detail is utterly spellbinding.
“The Leggeros are built around two-valve, air-cooled Ducati engines. It’s that 90 degree, two-valve, Desmo engine that won so many hearts, including mine. There is no engine out there with the same characteristics. It’s a brilliant performer that can be hammered on the racetrack or ridden to the café. No, it won’t have 200 horsepower, but that was never really what owning a Ducati was all about. People bought Ducatis because they evoked a certain feeling that other manufacturers were never able to capture. They made you fall in love. No matter what engine size, be it a 650 or an 1100, you have plenty of grunt out of corners: You dip the bike in, and as soon as you clip the apex you feed the throttle in and it makes you grin stupid. It’s how these engines make power that is so much fun. And at the end of the day your jacket smells like spent fuel. The new motor technology just doesn’t give you that anymore.
Ducati is still building outstanding, heart throb bikes, but they’re based on something else. They have traction control, ABS, automatic electronic suspension adjustments and more. It all doesn’t necessarily make it a better product, and it certainly doesn’t make it a safer product. It just makes it a more complicated product. And it doesn’t add to the fun factor.
With the Leggeros, I’m using classic sport design elements that are clearly recognizable as such. That includes almost all aspects of the build, from exhaust to frame design. And with today’s brakes, modern suspension components and fuel injection systems, I’m able to build a truly contemporary motorcycle. I’m getting the best out of the really great characteristics that Ducati has engineered into their bikes, while making everything lighter and stronger. With the two-valve engine I need less components; no radiator, water pump, fan shroud, hoses, no overflow tank, any of that, so the design is much cleaner.” – Walt Siegl