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The Strada 800: Fuel’s retro Ducati cafe racer

The Strada 800: Fuel’s retro Ducati cafe racer

The Ducati Strada 800 cafe racer by Fuel Bespoke Motorcycles
What happens when a Ducati Scrambler rolls into a workshop famous for building tough vintage dirt bikes?

Karles Vives of Fuel Bespoke Motorcycles is the organizer of Scram Africa, a rough-and-ready tour through the deserts of Morocco—so we expected him to ramp up the Scrambler’s off-road cues. But he had another direction in mind when Ducati Spain knocked on his door.

The Ducati Strada 800 cafe racer by Fuel Bespoke Motorcycles
“After testing the Ducati Scrambler, the first idea was to convert it to a road bike,” he says. “And what better inspiration than the original Ducati 900 SS Desmo from the 70s?”

Fuel’s Strada 800 isn’t the first Ducati Scrambler-derived cafe racer we’ve seen, but we’re filing it under ‘we wish the factory would produce this.’

The Ducati Strada 800 cafe racer by Fuel Bespoke Motorcycles
Fuel binned the stock bodywork to create a sportier, retro silhouette.…

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