Alistair Wager’s Strada | The Supermono Ducati never built
With Phil Aynsley
This is one of the very few bikes I have photographed that I have felt a serious desire to own myself!
Developed by noted Ducati Supermono tuner Alistair Wager in the UK, the Strada is the Supermono Ducati never built.
Wager bought much of the factory’s remaining parts stock and commissioned Pierobon, who built the original frames for Ducati, to construct a further ten.
Of the three road-going bikes he had built up until 2012, this (the 3rd) is the most like the originals.
The main changes from the 1993 racers are the use of the Testastretta head, 104mm piston, 54mm throttle body with shower type injectors & starter motor (all from the 999R).
The exhaust runs on the opposite side to the original. A one piece billet steel crank and balance mechanism are fitted (the later was cast originally).
Green powder coated aluminium side cases replicate the magnesium originals. An NGR slipper clutch is used.
The carbon fibre body work is of modern, lighter type compared to the original.
Tiny LED “headlights” are used to keep the fairing shape as original as possible.
The Ohlins rear shock was built up from NOS parts.
The bike produces 75hp at the rear wheel and weighs 137kg wet.
Cost £40,000 plus VAT (2012 price). Photographed in New Zealand, 2012.