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Ride Tastefully: Union Motorcycle’s Ducati Monza

Ride Tastefully: Union Motorcycle’s Ducati Monza

Ride Tastefully: Union Motorcycle's Ducati Monza 250.
Union Motorcycle Classics is the kind of shop we love to hear about. It’s based in a 100-year-old barn in the 19th century railroad town of Nampa, Idaho, where Mike Watanabe and Luke Ransom fettle and restore classic British and European machinery.

This recent build is giving us a serious case of envy. It’s Ducati Monza Super belonging to Kurt Bergquist—a man of impeccable taste who uses a 1969 VW Double Cab Pick-up to transport his bikes.

Ride Tastefully: Union Motorcycle's Ducati Monza 250.
The Monza was a ‘narrowcase’ 250 cc single built in the mid 60s. It’s one of Bologna’s lesser-known models, designed in response to a request from a British Ducati dealer.

“The Ducati arrived incomplete, in boxes,” Mike recalls. “Kurt had bought a Ducati Scrambler, and he got the Monza with it as a spares bike.”

Ride Tastefully: Union Motorcycle's Ducati Monza 250.
“He brought it in and asked what could be done.…

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