The Ducati Supermono is the unicorn of Ducatisti dream garages, with its unique design, clever engineering, and headcount of roughly 65 finished machines.
Putting one in your garage will cost you more than the current Ducati Superleggera V4, even though the single-cylinder bike makes only a fraction of the V4’s peak horsepower.
So when we heard that Pierre Terblanche was revisiting his Supermono design almost 30 years after the original work, our ears perked up and our mouths started salivating.
The news comes from the announcement of the new Barber Advanced Design Center (BADC), which is being created on the top floor of the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, and headed by Brian Case (of Motus fame).
Built with the idea of inspiring industrial designers, the first task of the BADC is to reimagine the Ducati Supermono for a modern time. Helping with that task is the bike’s original designer, Pierre Terblanche.
Billed as a “director’s cut” of the Ducati Supermono, the bike being built will not run, but it will employ the latest techniques and technology to create a motorcycle.
We won’t have to wait long to see the BADC’s first creation, as Terblanche is slated to unveil his work this Friday, at 11:30 AM Central Time, during the Barber Vintage Festival.
For an inside look at the Ducati’s original Supermono, check out this deep-dive video on its design with Pierre Terblanche and Brian Case conducted at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum.
Source: Barber Advanced Design Center