Pierobon Frames is an Italian company that's been in business for 50 years, working in and around MotoGP and World Superbike, gaining a reputation for building some very fine equipment and solving technical problems of all sorts. Being Italian, it wasn't hard to see the passion of many Ducati owners who love to tweak, tune and refine their bikes, so they decided to turn their expertise to the idea of building a kit that enables the owner of a Ducati Supersport 1000DS to remove many of the essential components like the engine, wheels, suspension parts and electrical system and then reinstall them into a lightweight frame kit. Instead of owners trying to build their own frame, they now have a highly engineered bit of aluminum to transform their bike into a track day wonder.
The focus of the kit is to have fun, the Ducati engine puts out in the area of 90 horsepower, less than current 600s but in this kit bike, which weighs only 324 pounds, you have a highly maneuverable and very flickable bike, enabling the rider to blast through turns at full lean, sliding his knee with ease. It's the kind of bike that makes you smile, while you think your riding skills just took some mysterious leap forward.
They emphasize the bike is for track use only and not the street, I'm not sure why exactly, but whatever the case, the finished bike looks like it would be a lot of fun.
Thanks for the tip, Doug!
Link: Pierobon Frames