NAME: Colin Stinson

BIKE: ’79 Ducati GTS 900

LOCATION: Venice/America

BEHIND THE BUILD: Here’s some more backstory on my build. I don’t know what to say about bio? I was born and raised in Cali and grew up riding and wrenching motocross bikes. I’m an artist who respects craftsmanship and I like to preserve history, so resto-mod projects come naturally and keep me out of trouble. I worked at MOMA in NY for several years and developed a passion for great design, which can be found in many disciplines.

  1. Dakota Stinson
    Dakota Stinson says:

    This build is superior. I’ve never seen a Ducati remod quite like this job, and as far as style is concerned the build is at the top of it’s class. It’s the attention to detail though that is truly impressive.

  2. Martins Bluzma
    Martins Bluzma says:

    Amazing work is done on this vintage ducati!
    Paint job speeks for it self.
    I admire the attention to detail.
    Artist at work!

  3. Bret Stinson
    Bret Stinson says:

    Awesome build! Museum quality workmanship – truly a piece of kinetic sculpture – I know the work that went into this project –

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A 1979 Ducati GTS 900….

When I found her she was left for dead. The previous owner had cut pieces off the frame with a grinder in hopes of turning this vintage Italian machine into a drag bike and also parted out the original components. She was a cut frame, partial engine, damaged gas tank, two wheels and a shoebox of bolts.

For two years I tracked down parts from all corners of the globe and reassembled what I could and fabricated the rest. Classic Smiths gauges from someone’s closet in England, OEM handlebars from Georgia, vintage kickstart lever from Canada, gears from Australia, etc. I was able to find an appropriate seat from a Ducati 500 GTL, which cleaned up well and preserved Giorgetto Giugiaro’s great lettering on the back.

The cut frame caused problems mounting a set of Conti pipes. To create mounting points for them I milled a set of aluminum arms and used handlebar risers to attach them to the frame. I cut a section out of a bicycle handlebar to attach a K&N filter to the oil breather and fabricated mounting brackets on a Hossfeld bender. A leather, WWII Swiss Army ammo holder acts as a smuggler’s pouch/tool box, and is attached by a belt and U.S. silver dollar rig crafted by my dad.

The front forks were shaved, bead blasted, reversed, and retrofitted with a set of Brembos. The electrical system uses a lithium battery and LED’s. A flexible LED array was fitted to an armature I designed and built for the rear end made from formed and brazed, chrome dipped brass. Did I mention I like chrome? Love chrome.

The engine has been bored out to 1,000cc, sucks air from a pair of rebuilt 40mm Dellorto carbs, and burns 100 octane race gas fed from a cut and welded gas tank. A smoked chrome flake paint job felt very “late1970’s” and was a collaboration with So-Cal Speed Shop/painter Mick Jenkins. The Ducati badges were cast in bronze by a local foundry, finished with black patina, and surface polished to reveal the Ducati marque. I convinced the foundry to take on such a small project with the help of a bottle of Brunello and much begging.

This project really has been a celebration of our worldwide motorcycle community and would not have been possible without the help of many talented international enthusiasts, who provided expert knowledge and resources.

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