When Ducati recently introduced their “Diavel,” they would have you believe it was a brand new idea to name one of their models a devil, well, not so much. Mark Savory of MotoCreations, has been building his DesmoDevil for years and I was reminded of that when Ricky Gonzalez sent me some photos of the HyperDevil. Ricky is the owner and as you can see from the MotoCreations website, it was shipped unfinished so Ricky could do the final paint and assembly. The paint by Peter Weber custom is a lot more like you would expect on a cruiser but it’s obviously a very high quality job. Final assembly was done with help from Race City Powersports.
The frame is a one off custom, not a cut and bent original, only the neck comes from Ducati. The engine is a 944cc from a 2000 Ducati ST2. The rest of the parts are more Ducati high performance than custom chopper, though there are certainly chopper inspired pieces, too. The frame, fuel tank, triple trees, handle bars, rear sets and exhaust were done by Mark Savory at Motocreations. The fuel tank was split and widened to fit all the electronics under it. Ricky ran through a list of some of the other parts; Olins R&T forks, Penske Rear Shock, Speedymoto Pressure Plate and slave cylinder, milled clutch engine side cover, billet oil filter, billet belt cover, Moto Master front rotors and a Gaffer rear rotor, Motocyco Grenade reservoir, Beringer billet brake and clutch master cylinders, MadDuc rear caliper mount and wheels are from a MH900E.
Ricky took a stock 916 tail, modified it and integrated the brake lights and blinkers. He also fabricated the lower fairing. According to Ricky, the finished bike weighs in at only 305 pounds, which is really light.
Ducati based customs don’t sit well with some of the faithful who expect only corner carvers and the HyperDevil is not what you usually expect when you think Ducati powered, but whatever your pleasure, the work on this bike is very well done. And when Ducati starts talking about their “new” Diavel cruiser, you might remind them it’s already been done.