If you could cherry-pick parts from different models of the same marque, what would you build? For Kris Reniers of Belgium, the answer is this traffic-stopping Ducati racer.
Kris runs Deep Creek Cycleworks, based in the small town of Deepenbeek, near the Dutch border. (You guessed: ‘Deep Creek’ is a loose translation of the town’s name.) You could technically call his customized Ducati a Frankenbike, bitsa or parts-bin special. But none of those seem fair, when you consider how beautifully coherent it is.
“The bike is a bit of a bastard,” says Kris. “That was on purpose, because not everything Ducati makes is beautiful. So this bike, to me, is a combination of every part I like from Ducati.”
It all started with a frame: “It was a 750SS from the late 90s,” Kris tells us.…