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Ducati PS1000R Is A Monster Tribute to 1972 Imola 200 Winner Paul Smart

Whoever’s riding this tasty thing is sure to dominate the racetrack and look good while doing it!
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One thing’s for sure: Hendrix-Studio's founder, William Hendrix is no stranger to the fascinating realm of two-wheeled entities. Besides taking part in weekend racing competitions since 2004, the motorcycle enthusiast is more than happy to engage in occasional customization projects that’ll serve him on the track.

In fact, let’s have a quick look at his latest undertaking, shall we? The exploit we’ll be analyzing honors Paul Smart’s 1972 Imola-winning beast and its starting point was a regular 2007 model from Ducati’s Monster S4RS lineup. To be fair, we’d imagine this bad boy is one hell of a donor to work with!

The stock bike is brought to life by a malicious Testastretta L-twin powerplant that houses eight desmodromic valves and a displacement of 998cc. At 9,500 rpm, this nasty piece of liquid-cooled machinery will gladly summon as much as 130 hp, along with 76 pound-feet (103 Nm) of brutal torque output at 7,500 revs. A six-speed gearbox is tasked with transmitting the engine’s fierce oomph to the rear wheel via a chain final drive, leading to a healthy top speed of 153 mph (246 kph).

Hendrix kicked things off by outsourcing a Paul Smart MotoST replica body kit to achieve the desired aesthetic. The aftermarket components include a juicy belly pan, a custom tail section and one sexy front fairing that wraps around the Monster’s front end. The creature’s new tail is supported by a bespoke subframe, which has been painstakingly manufactured in-house.

The Testastretta mill was treated to a set of Corse Dynamic velocity stacks and a two-into-two exhaust system that allows the L-twin to breathe a little more freely. S4RS’ heat-wrapped exhaust features carbon fiber tips, while the velocity stacks wear stainless-steel screen filters.

Furthermore, the machine’s front and rear suspension modules were treated to a comprehensive makeover using state-of-the-art units. To improve handling even further, a steering damper from Ohlins’ inventory was also installed. Last but not least, the hoops are hugged tightly by track-ready Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa TD tires.

To top it all off, Hendrix proceeded to name his masterpiece PS1000R 4v. Now, I’ll bet this untamed monstrosity will enjoy a great deal of attention out on the racetrack!


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