Two Wheeled Tifosi: deBolex Bikes DB25 #4 Ducati Monster


In 2012 a pale inexperienced Laystall Ferrari 250 GTO set a brand new document for the most costly automotive ever offered by fetching an astounding $35 million at public sale. Autos with such reputation typically turn into objects of need, however with that type of price ticket, only a few individuals can afford them. One such Laystall 250 GTO fan within the UK determined that since he’d by no means personal the Ferrari he’d fee a motorbike that paid homage to his favorite Italian sports activities automotive. And to do his dream automotive justice, he enlisted the assistance of the south London workshop of deBolex Bikes.

deBolex DB25 Ducati Monster 1200 number 4

In 2021 deBolex launched its DB25 sequence of bikes. Based mostly on the 147hp Ducati Monster 1200 every motorbike within the 25 version sequence is extensively modified and upgraded. “We’ve remodeled this improbable platform right into a full-fairing retro racer,” says deBolex Bikes frontman Calum Pryce-Tidd. “We’ve reimagined each the design and character of the Monster.”

The deBolex DB25 sequence has been designed in order that patrons can customise a motorbike to their liking. As Callum explains, “In concept, the sky is the restrict in the case of extras and customisable choices – we’re solely confined by what’s technically possible. On the finish of the design course of, we use renders to offer a visible illustration of how the motorbike will look and current this to the client for dialogue.”

One choice that DB25 patrons are given is the number of the paintwork which extends to the bodywork, body, wheels and forks. So with this bike, the fourth within the DB25 sequence, its proprietor specified a scheme impressed by the Laystall Ferrari 250 GTO. Utilizing the identical paint color because the UDT Laystall-sponsored British Racing Partnership 250 GTO, deBolex completed the carbon fibre gas tank cowl and carbon fibre fairings in meadow inexperienced. To strengthen the connection additional, the Ducati additionally wears racing-style quantity panels in black and white, and the identical yellow used to indicate a automotive as appropriate to participate within the FIA GT World Championship (seen on the driving force’s door within the above/left picture).

deBolex DB25 Ducati Monster 1200 number 4

One other hat tip to the Laystall 250 GTO is the Ferrari-inspired black Alcantara upholstery on the monoposto seat. To match the gray end of the Ferrari’s wheels the Monster’s swing arm and rear subframe are completed in Titanium Cerakote and the wheels, which have been chosen by the proprietor, observe swimsuit too.

deBolex DB25 Ducati Monster 1200 number 4

Exterior of the color scheme the proprietor of DB25 #4 picked out a bespoke number of premium efficiency components. Consistent with deBolex’s light-weight construct method, he opted for Dymag UP7X wheels. These are the lightest wheels within the model’s vary which they declare to be as much as 40% lighter than inventory wheels. The suspension hails from UK consultants Maxton with black USD forks within the entrance and an exterior reservoir, full adjustable RT10 monoshock within the rear. The brake and clutch grasp cylinders hail from Magura and the engine is buttoned collectively utilizing race spec Professional-Bolt fasteners. A Titanium SC-Venture silencer on high-temperate Cerakote headers completes the {custom} requests.

As is customary with each one of many deBolex DB25 builds, all the work on this bike from the carbon fibre to the paintwork and fabric was accomplished in-house. Every DB25 options over 100 custom-made parts plus 60 laser-cut sheet metallic components and 22 CNC aluminium parts. The subframe is comprised of light-weight aluminium which has been machined on a CNC. Beneath the carbon gas tank cowl is a polymer gas cell that, not like carbon fibre, can stand up to the corrosive impact of fuels. The {custom} prime clamp is exclusive as effectively and features a mount for the unique Monster TFT gauge. Then there’s the headlight cowl. It’s an add-on function that provides the bike the look of a racer however could be simply eliminated and stowed in its personal bag for highway using duties.

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deBolex DB25 Ducati Monster 1200 number 4

Typically with bikes of this calibre, we assume they spend their days stashed away in a personal assortment the place they see little or no highway time. Fortunately this Laystall Ferrari 250 GTO-inspired DB25 proves that concept mistaken. “The proprietor has already spent some good time within the saddle whereas on the Nice Malle Mountain Rally,” says Callum. “He accomplished 2000 Miles throughout the alps overlaying 6 nations in 6 days.”

DB25 #4 is probably not a $35 million Ferrari, however this one-of-a-kind Italian thoroughbred is each bit as alluring.


deBolex DB25 Ducati Monster 1200 number 4



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