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.
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.’”
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.…