Before and After!! A Stunning 1966 Ducati 160 Monza Jr.

Now THAT”S a save! Hard to believe it’s the same bike. For more shots of the bike in process take a few minutes and check out his gallery pages. There’s a lot of other excellent Ducati shots there as well. Nicely done Craig!

Craig Kenfield writes in:

I saw a link to your site on Ductalk which led to some before and after photos of a Ducati single. Here’s my version of a similar bike… it’s a 1966 Ducati 160 Monza Jr that was restyled using older Ducati bodywork.

After spending too many years working on it on and off I finally got it back on the road just in time for the vintage bike festival at Barber Motorsports last year. With about 15 miles on the bike we threw it on the trailer and drove 13 hours to get there. Took it off the trailer and it ran great all weekend.


  1. Ducati 160..
    Weeell, Silk purses and Sow’s ears. never mind the old sayings, things DO come true. That is a NICE a restoration as I’ve seen in some time. Unlike so much on other sites, this guy hasn’t gone off on some mad tangent.. and no pipe-wrap..!
    Given that he started with a very unlikely beginning.. the end result is SUPERB. At 6’4”, I’m far too tall for it but I’d far rather have it than the modern V twin parked behind it in the garden [yard..]
    Wonderful.. and deserved congratulations.
    And thank you too for posting.
    Bill Ferry

  2. Thanks for the nice comments Bill, glad you like it! It was a fun project. I’m only about 5′ 10″ on a good day so it fits me alright. Not the swiftest bike out there I’m afraid, in the real world of SUVs and distracted drivers that modern twin is a lot less nerve wracking! The 160 sure is better looking though! And you can ride it as hard/fast as you can, all day long, and no one notices. šŸ˜‰ While riding back and forth to Ducstock I even managed to pass a few other bikes, mostly of the American V-twin variety…

  3. I knew him when he drove a 70 something Ford Fiesta…Great job Craig. Let me know the next time you come down here to Barber. Eric B

  4. Ducati singles were always special, with their shaft-driven overhead cam desmo heads and Italian good looks. When I was a kid I wanted one like this:

    It’s a shame that Ducati no longer makes them.

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