You may remember the Vincati, a Ducati 750 GT frame with a Vincent V-Twin installed in place of the original engine. Pieter van den Breevaart of the Netherlands liked it a lot, but spare Vincent engines aren’t easy to come by at an affordable price, nor are Ducati 750s, for that matter, so he decided to pursue his goal in his own way and the LaHaDuc, a Laverda Harley Ducati bitsa bike project was under way.
The build began with a 1976 Ducati 860 GT frame, minus the engine, which the owner had used in a sidecar racer. Pieter found his Sportster engine when the owner removed it after ordering one from an XR1200. He found a set of wheels from a Laverda 750 SF, a tank from a Ducati SD500, a seat from a Triumph, and on and on through the endless process of finding and fitting the necessary pieces to make the project complete. He’s been a pretty careful shopper, because the price tag, as of this month, is only 4650 euros or $6144.
Ducati purists can rest easy because no pristine vintage Ducatis were harmed in the making of this project and otherwise unused parts have come together to make a very cool bike Pieter is unlikely to see anywhere else. I like it.