Many custom motorcycles have a short shelf life. They’re a snapshot of a moment in time, or of a particular style. And a couple of years later, they look dated. But some bikes endure, and this is one of them. I missed the Steffano-Ducati Cafe9 first time round, back in 2007, but it still looks just as good today. And I’m not the only one that feels that way—earlier this year, the Ducati was invited to appear at the prestigious Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK.
It’s the creation of Robert Steffano, who runs the Windsor, CA based motorcycle fabrication company Kosman Specialties. The base machine is a Ducati 999, transformed into a 21st century café racer — via Bike EXIF