amazing custom with an excellent build thread over on ADV Rider
From the “things you don’t see very often” department.. and it’s for sale (no I do not know the owner or the bike). More info at the link.
A few folks in the comments pointed out that this is actually and Africa Twin which I should know except we are SORELY lacking in them here in the US. To our everlasting shame
From the comments:
It is an Africa Twin
This Photo was taken in the Italian alps on the Passo Della Mendola near Bolzano.
It is always a great trip to the alps
No doubt. And thanks much for the correction.
Damm that’s nice. Found this on the Italian SuperPantah Blog. Be sure to check them out.
From the for sale ad where I saw he bike. If you’re interested it can be found HERE
Forget the Multistrada here is Ducati’s first adventure bike. Built as a collaboration between the Ducati factory and the Swiss military to construct an all purpose, go anywhere bike. The changes that the Condor folks came up with were unique to this bike alone, too bad Ducati didn’t use any of the changes Condor did on the production singles of the day. For instance they used a spin on oil filter, something no Ducati single ever had. The engine is rubber mounted to the frame and there is also a rubber mounted head steady, the result is that the bike has a smoother ride and feel that the production singles. The brakes are larger diameter on the Condor and the rear wheel has a unique feature allowing the chain and rear sprocket to be kept in place when the rear wheel is removed. The tool kit is very BMW-like with a complete tool roll and tire pump, the saddlebags are removable and water resistant (not waterproof though) and, at least to me, the best feature on the bike is the dual rifle holders. No more tail gaiters for you!
I’m glad that Finn gave me to OK to use this photo right after I asked him because I would have probably made a pest of myself till he did. He took this shot “from a quick ride I did to Chicago from LA, with a detour around Moab…” God I can’t wait till I get some free time to go explore on the big DR. Don’t know about Moab but anywhere outside of flat old Florida would be a nice change. Please do yourself a favor and go visit his site over at LOSTRIDER.com. Tons of great shots that will put you in the mood to go ride and explore.
A special thank you to Katherine Boyle from Bonhams for this one.
Stuart and Vinnylonglegs in 1955 and the pair together in 2010
Northumbrian born Vincent enthusiast Stuart Jenkinson bought his new 998cc Black Prince from St. Andrew’s Motors in Newcastle-upon-Tyne in 1955. Since then he is the only person who has ever ridden it – with the sole exception, presumably, of the original works tester. Of the three Vincents he has owned it is undoubtedly his favourite.