April 03 2020 Friday at 12:45 PM
From the den of Woolie's Workshop at the Emporium of Postmodern Activities in Venice, California comes the 750 Dreamliner, a seductive tigress with a bite. Losing the Ducati trellis design, propulsion is provided by a fully rebuilt 750 two-valve Monster engine stuck snugly inside a light and tight chromoly frame. Cone Engineering pipes annunciate the not-so-subtle vocal opera of throaty notes that escape out of either side of the Dreamliner in a manner similar to the Ducati Imola racers of the 1970s. Awaiting a handful of throttle are a thirsty set of Keihin FCR racing carburetors with K&N air filters. The Dreamliner wears Michelin Pilots on 17 inch tubeless spoke wheels with full-floating rotors by Kosman Specialties taking the squeeze from Brembo brake components. Suspension is handled by re-valved Ohlins forks by Ed Sorbo at Lindemann Engineering and adjusted to fit the owner's weight while the rear shock was built by Jim Wood at RaceTech. LSL clip-ons and Rizoma rear sets and mirror are on the bike thanks to the help of James Eiland at Rizoma USA. The tank, fender, and seat cowl are handmade from aluminum with double tuck stitching on water proof Kushitani leather for the seat pad. The geometry of this bike is very similar to the Ducati 916RS with 24% head angle, 56" wheel base, and fully adjustable swing arm angles resulting in tight handing and assertive responsiveness to input. This is the first ground-up Deus Custom from Woolie's Workshop to use an Italian motor. As the Italians might say "Mamma mia, that's a spicy meatball!"