Luca Bar, who we last wrote about when we showed you his BuellRod design, has another interesting concept using Ducati 1098 power in a long wheelbase custom. His Ducati D-66, is aimed, somewhat, at the V-Rod market segment, one of his illustrations even compares it directly to the V-Rod in various dimensions. With the V-Rod aiming at a slightly different and a bit younger demographic than their other big twins, it seems perfectly logical for a Ducati design to look in the V-Rod’s direction, perhaps there’s a crossover point where both machines would appeal to the same riders.
Although Ducati would most likely not take this route itself, others have used the Ducati as the basis for choppers and customs so this is certainly within the realm of design possibilities. Mark Savory, a regular here on The Kneeslider, has done some very nice work and 13 Choppers has also done quite a few customs with Ducati power. The D-66, though not yet in the real world of metal and hard parts, looks interesting.
More illustrations below: