NCT stands for National Custom Tech and is based in heart of Carinthia. If you have never heard of them – it’s definitely the time. Based on classic motorcycles from BMW, Moto Guzzi, Honda – just to name some, NCT designs and builds incredible Scramblers and Cafe Racers. But this time, it’s different. The basis for the “Evo Racer” is a Ducati 848. Some might say that this is a complete break in style – but take a closer look before you judge…
For the Evo Racer, the guys from NCT focused on customizing the design and a lot of parts are handmade. First thing of course – a complete strip down of the bike. A custom rear frame was the thing to begin with. The handmade seat and seat cowl are covered with a unique looking fabric to fit the vintage style NCT was aiming at.
Frame and wheels get powder coated and a chassis from Öhlins. Equipped with Brembo brakes directly from the production line, a change of the breaking system was not necessary.
The 848 ccm engine got a complete service and new mapping to fit the preferences of the K&N airfilters and cooling system. The cherry on top – the “Bullitt” got a new racing exhaust system ending with an Akrapovic slip on.
Fenders are made of carbon fibre. Front and rear. As well as many other other parts such as the side claddings fitting the compromise between classic retro look and high tech materials used for racing sports. The chassis also includes Pirelli’s Supercorsa SC2 wheels and the original front fork with handmilled triple clamps.
Details such as small turn signals and grips from Motogadget round up the appearance of the 848 Evo Racer. Speedometer remains original. Rear lights got powered by LED as well as the new headlight.
NCT founder David Widman is proud of of what he also calls “Bullitt”. A bike that is bridging the gap between racing and retro style. Also the olive green color composed by Manuel is a perfect match and fits the bike from every perspective.
Photos: Peter Pegam