This 1986 Cagiva Alazzurra with Ducati engine has been transformed into a cool looking café racer. The 80s styling is all gone and instead you’ll see handmade details, custom solutions and eye-catching design!

1986 Cagiva Alazzurra Made Into Custom Ducati Café Racer

Ducati café racer made from original Cagiva Alazzurra

While Ash Kollmorgen was looking for a Ducati Pantah for his new café racer, he suddenly came by an original 1986 Cagiva Alazzurra. The Italian brand was big in the 1980s and won world championships in addition to building a line of beautiful bikes. The Cagiva Alazzurra was based on the Ducati Pantah but rebadged and branded as a Ducati street bike. It’s an Italian classic with heavy 80s styling, but all of that had to go for a new sleek design.

1986 Cagiva Alazzurra Made Into Custom Ducati Café Racer
Photo credit: Pipeburn + Photography by Jono Le Grice

Stripping down a 1980s style icon

DNA Custom Cycles in Australia took on the project of building Ash Kollmorgen’s dream bike. The bike had been used but was still in good condition. Despite that, the new design required stripping down the bike and while at it, they also decided to rebuild the original 650cc Ducati engine. By adapting NOS 750 cylinders to the 650 cases, it has been increased to 750cc.

1986 Cagiva Alazzurra Made Into Custom Ducati Café Racer

1986 Cagiva Alazzurra Made Into Custom Ducati Café Racer
Photo credit: Pipeburn + Photography by Jono Le Grice

Rebuilding the Cagiva to modern café racer

The new design was made with heavy inspiration and advice from designer Nuno Capello. One of the key elements of the bike is the new hand fabricated monocoque frame made by David Pagano that perfectly reveals the stunning engine. A custom paint with a gloss frame and the bodywork in a tri-color matte makes the design sophisticated and elegant.

The bike has been equipped with an analog Motogadget gauge, Öhlins suspension and Pirelli tires. The custom wheels have been made using spoked wheel hub from a late ’70s Ducati 750/900 SuperSport. It’s all the details and the overall look that makes this café racer stand out from the crowd!

1986 Cagiva Alazzurra Made Into Custom Ducati Café Racer
Photo credit: Pipeburn + Photography by Jono Le Grice

Specifications:

  • 1986 Cagiva Alazzurra
  • Original Ducati engine completely rebuilt
  • Capacity increased to 750 cc by adapting NOS 750 cylinders to the 650 cases
  • VeeTwo ‘Torque’ grind Cams
  • Adjustable pulleys
  • Silent Hektic Monoblock ignition
  • Battery is hidden under the seat
  • Motogadget unit
  • Öhlins suspension
  • Brembo brakes
  • Custom wheels
  • Pirelli tires
  • Inspiration from designer Nuno Capello
  • Hand fabricated monocoque frame by David Pagano
  • Frame painted in gloss, bodywork in tri-color matte
  • Keihin 39mm FCR Carbs
  • Paint by Colourfuel

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1986 Cagiva Alazzurra Made Into Custom Ducati Café Racer 1986 Cagiva Alazzurra Made Into Custom Ducati Café Racer 1986 Cagiva Alazzurra Made Into Custom Ducati Café Racer 1986 Cagiva Alazzurra Made Into Custom Ducati Café Racer

1986 Cagiva Alazzurra Made Into Custom Ducati Café Racer
Photo credit: Pipeburn + Photography by Jono Le Grice