Ash Kollmorgen took this 1986 Alazzurra and transformed it into a custom cafe racer.
The Cagiva brand is said to be one of the dominant brands in Italian motorcycling during the 80s. The brand has made its name in several world championships, including the Dakar Rallies. Cagiva also bought out Ducati, Husqvarna, MV Agusta and Moto Morini. Over the years, the firm has not been as active but its legacy remains. The Cagiva Alazzurra is based on the Ducati Pantah and Sydney’s Ash Kollmorgen has taken the 1986 and converted it into an amazing custom cafe racer.
BACKGROUND OF THE CUSTOM DUCATI CAGIVA ALAZZURRA
“The Cagiva was chosen almost by accident as I was looking for a Ducati Pantah and had missed out on a few leading up to this purchase,” Ash says as quoted from Pipeburn.
“It was in very good but well-used condition. I bought it from the original owner who had maintained it impeccably throughout its life but had just grown too old to ride it as much as he would have liked.”
Ash had an idea for the custom bike but had to find a shop to make it happen. “Darren and Vaughn from DNA Custom Cycles are responsible for taking the ideas I presented to him and turning them into the reality it is today. Darren has a phenomenal eye for detail and the ability to custom make parts to suit.”
THE MAKING OF THE CUSTOM DUCATI CAGIVA ALAZZURRA
Ash had to strip down the machinery and rebuild the entire bike. Ash cited designer Nuno Cappello as his inspiration. “I have had a lot of contact with Nuno during the build and he even supplied me with a front fairing for this build.”
David Pagano hand-fabricated the monocoque masterpiece so that it beautifully reveals the engine and accessories. The design is rather impressive and the tank sits beautifully in well proportion to the bike.
The highlight of the entire model is certainly the exterior of it. They had to search for the right painter to finish the job. “Sam Muldoon from Colourfuel came up with a plan to paint the frame gloss and the bodywork in a tri-colour matte. His paintwork design and execution is nothing short of phenomenal.”