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Side Project: Bryan Heidt’s Ducati 860 cafe racer

Side Project: Bryan Heidt’s Ducati 860 cafe racer

This sleek Ducati 860 cafe racer was built by Bryan Heidt of Fuller Moto in his spare time.
Somewhere round the back of every custom shop is an unloved bike that’s been sitting there for months, waiting for its moment in the limelight.

In the Atlanta, Georgia shop of Fuller Moto, the unloved bike was this classic Ducati. Of course, it didn’t look anything like the sleek cafe racer we see here.

This sleek Ducati 860 cafe racer was built by Bryan Heidt of Fuller Moto in his spare time.
The Ducati’s savior was Bryan Heidt, a metal fabricator with a background in industrial design who has been working at Fuller for eight years now.

“It’s ’75 Ducati 860,” Heidt tells us. “It’s named Cavallo Nero, Italian for ‘dark horse.’”

This sleek Ducati 860 cafe racer was built by Bryan Heidt of Fuller Moto in his spare time.
The bike started as a motor and frame that Bryan Fuller picked up from Ducati wizard Rich Lambrechts, who runs Desmo Pro in Fort Lauderdale. It sat in the shop for a couple of years, taunting Heidt all the while.…

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