IF THERE'S one thing you don’t expect to see have all its bodywork removed, it is something a beautiful as Ducati’s 848 but that is precisely what former biologist Pep Rosell has done.
The bike you see here is not one of the factory examples of the 848 Streetfighter, it’s an entirely custom bike built on an original 2010 model by Rosell, of XTR Pepo, who previously worked on fish farms before turning his hobby into a business.
This build began with a full disassembly followed by a careful rebuild to minimise weight and maximize power. A brace of Discacciati discs were fitted up front, with Frentubo Kevlar brake lines, and adjustable levers.
The original clutch was swapped out for a Frentubo Kevlar version, and converted from wet to dry with a EVR antihooping kit.
The engine received a significant re-working, including ported heads, a 1098 throttle body, a custom XTR carbon airbox, CNC machined air intakes and injector holders, XTR air filters, and an EVR programmable ECU. A Super Mario exhaust system fitted with Spark cans, and Tamburini race radiator was installed.
In the rear there’s a new carbon swingarm to reduce unsprung weight, an Öhlins shock, an Pirelli Supercorsa tyres fitted front and back.
It’s a thing…