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Es un día triste / It’s a sad day

Spanish-based tuners, Radical Ducati, shocked the motorcycle world when they announced they’re closing their doors last week. For 15 years shop owners Pepo Rosell and Reyes Ramon have been turning out some stunning work like the ‘Rad02 Imola’ pictured above. Radical Ducati has definitely established their own style on their bikes, with the overall aesthetic coming through via stripped down bodywork and high-end components. They were truly building modern cafe racers – taking some of the fastest bikes available, stripping them down to only the necessities, and making them rip. Now that’s something we can get behind!

Radical Ducati announced the news via their Facebook page saying, “It has been more than 15 years of passion, designing, fabricating, riding and developing my dreams. Now is time to stop and make a change in my life. I want to thanks all of you for your support and for share our passion.”

7½ Sportiva by Radical Ducati

The ‘7½ Sportiva‘ pictured above is a Bulitt favorite. Using an ’04 Ducati 749R as a base, this bike has a clean blend of modern and vintage visual appeal, and looks equally fun on track and on the street.

'9-1/2 Radical' by Radical Ducati

Previous Bullitt features above and below, the ‘9-1/2 Radical‘ and ‘Rad02 Pursang‘ are both classic Radical Ducati builds.

Though we are sad with the thought of no more stunning builds to roll out of the Radical Ducati shop, we wish both Pepo and Reyes the best and know it won’t be too long before they’re up to something again. Be well guys, and thanks for everything!

Patrick Flynn

Patrick Flynn

Patrick Flynn, a lifelong motorcycle enthusiast, combines over a decade of OEM motorcycle marketing experience with his passion for custom builds. Since 2008, he has been the driving force behind The Bullitt, a digital platform celebrating the art and culture of motorcycles.