As a small shop offering custom bikes, you know you’re doing well when a company like Ducati approaches you about a project. That’s just what happened for Young Guns Speed Shop out of Switzerland. Their bikes have been garnering a lot of attention, and that’s what attracted Ducati to the shop.
Ducati asked the team to put a bike together, and Young Guns came up with Pandora.
Based on a Ducati 1200 Mostro R, Pandora falls somewhere on the spectrum between a Grand Prix bike and a modern café racer. You can see elements of sport bikes from the ’70s (like Ducati’s 900SS or 750 Sport), but there’s also a modern flair. Young Guns stuffed an 1198 Twin Testastretta into Pandora, giving the bike 152 horsepower and 125nm of torque. For a bike weighing only 170kg, that’s plenty of power.
Young Guns also moved the tank farther back, which allowed them to hide all the electronics under the tank. The tank is smaller, having only a nine-litre capacity, but that’s still plenty to get around. Young Guns also swapped out the stock handlebars in favour of clip-ons. A more efficient cooler was added and the stock rubber hoses were replaced with aluminium pipes.
The stock exhaust was also changed up with a handcrafted megaphone being added—so much for noise ordinances.
Young Guns has listed the bike for a handsome USD$55,463.