Pore over these digital pages long enough, and the dream of retiring to your garage to ply your hand at bespoke builds will plant its seed. While most of us snap back to less romantic realities, Maurizio Carraro of Venice’sImbarcardero 14 (IMB14) has turned that dream into a thriving business.
This is one of IMB14’s newest creations, ‘Hidden.’ It’s based on a 1994 Ducati 600SS and it’s a refreshingly original vision. Over 300 hours of design, fabrication and assembly were devoted to creating the bike for a discerning client.
Where most Ducatis have their trellis frame and L-Twin engine showcased, Carraro has ‘hidden’ these iconic traits with expanded metal-mesh and a beefy belly pan. The lines of the Duc’s tank were softened and the rear wheel was given the full-metal jacket treatment before a bespoke exhaust was fitted—clearly to ensure Hidden could be found.