There’s a definite trend towards the sleek and contemporary in the custom scene right now. We see it in the smooth metallurgy of builders such as Auto Fabrica, JvB-Moto and Vagabund, and the CAD magic of guys like Paolo Tex.
But this Swiss-built Ducati is a reassuring reminder that old school craft is still alive and well, and to be found in the most unexpected locations.
‘Hector’ is a Ducati Hypermotard 796, probably the last machine you would expect to get the old-school treatment.
It comes from the oddly named workshop Be Unique 2.22, a collective of six petrolheads based in the small town of Magden, about an hour’s drive from Zürich, the largest city in Switzerland.
Lead mechanic Adrian Frommherz has been working on bikes since he was five years old, we’re told.…