Italian Firm Gives Ducati 999 a Streetfighter Attitude

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Photo: 4Bulloni
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Let’s take a minute to drool over some more custom goodness, shall we?
Look, the fearsome Ducati 999 is one hell of a beast. With its spectacular performance and some truly malicious power output figures, this bad boy boasts a blend of top-grade elements that’ll leave you wanting for nothing. All things considered, the Italian marvel is a force to be reckoned with!

It is powered by a brutal DOHC L-twin colossus that houses a total of eight desmodromic valves and a feral displacement of 998cc. Additionally, the fiend prides itself with a remarkable compression ratio of 11.4:1 and a healthy dose of Marelli components, including an electronic fuel injection kit with 54 mm (2.13 inches) throttle bodies.

This liquid-cooled monstrosity is perfectly capable of delivering as much as 140 hp at 9,750 revs. On the other hand, a relentless torque output of up to 80 pound-feet (109 Nm) will be achieved at approximately 8,000 rpm. The engine’s crushing power is transmitted to a chain final drive via a six-speed gearbox. Ultimately, this enables Ducati’s leviathan to run the quarter mile in no more than eleven seconds, while its top speed is rated at a whopping 162 mph (260 kph).

Ducati 999
Photo: 4Bulloni
A tubular steel trellis frame is tasked with holding the powertrain units in place. It is supported by fully-adjustable 43 mm (1.7 inches) Showa inverted forks at the front, along with a single shock absorber and a double-sided swingarm at the rear. Stopping power is taken care of by twin 320 mm (12.6 inches) brake rotors and four-piston calipers up front, joined by a 245 mm (9.65 inches) disc and a dual-piston caliper on the other end.

The whole structure crawls on a pair of 17-inch alloy wheels with five Y-shaped spokes. Finally, it has a dry weight of just 410 lbs (186 kg). Without going into any other details, it's safe to conclude that 999 isn’t messing around.

As such, I’ll bet Luca Brambilla’s Quattro Bulloni had a hell of a time customizing this work of mechanical art. To be fair, this Italian moto craftsman is no stranger to the magnificent realm of two-wheeled machines. 4Bulloni’s portfolio hosts a selection of rolling masterpieces that’ll leave just about any rider speechless.

To give you a better idea as to what Brambilla’s workshop is all about, we’ll be diving in for a quick examination of his accomplishments on a glorious Ducati 999-based entity with a streetfighter attire. Let me tell you, this damn thing looks the business!

Ducati 999
Photo: 4Bulloni
When this bike arrived on 4Bulloni’s doorstep, it was already equipped with an array of aftermarket modules, such as rear-mounted foot pegs, custom turn signals and a neat exhaust system from FF Fresco, as well as several carbon fiber items and an upgraded clutch.

After sketching is ideas on paper, Brambilla went about crafting countless one-off bodywork items by hand, using aluminum metal sheets. Most notably, you will see an outlandish front fairing at the front, which hugs a retro-style headlight.

On the opposite end, the wizard installed a unique aluminum tail section fabricated in-house. Furthermore, the taillight and rear tuns signals have been relocated to a fresh license plate holder. The latter is supported by 999’s standard swingarm.

Now, if you’re digging 4Bulloni’s exploit as much as I am, then you may want to consider paying Luca Brambilla a visit on his Instagram profile. His incredible abilities will have you awestruck!
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About the author: Silvian Secara
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A bit of an artist himself, Silvian sees two- and four-wheeled machines as a form of art, especially restomods and custom rides. Oh, and if you come across a cafe racer article on our website, it’s most likely his doing.
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