This Ducati Darmah was constructed from scratch in 2015 by the Dutch workshop Back To Classics, using original components.
Whether this Ducati Darmah seems as good as new, that is because it practically is. It is a ground-up build from the Dutch restoration experts at Back To Classics, one of Europe’s top Ducati specialists.
There is a story behind this bike, and one we can all really relate to. “We were contacted by a man who had recently sold his company, and was getting prepared for retirement,” says store owner Harne Heuvelman. “Browsing through old pictures, he found himself back in 1980, on his recently bought Ducati 900 Sport Desmo Darmah.”
“So he asked us if we could build him the identical bike: red and white color scheme, big double seat, FPS wheels, a kick start lever, and so on.”
Harne did not have a Darmah for sale at the time, but it was not long before he came across a framework and engine. After assessing his enormous inventory of Ducati components, he recognized that he had everything he needed to make an exact copy of his customer’s long lost bike.
The framework and engine were from a 1979 Darmah, so Harne chose to repeat a factory-fresh version with that year, right down to the final nut and bolt.
In his workshop in the miniature town of Bergambacht, the bevel engine was torn apart and rebuilt–with a fresh con-pole kit, pistons, valves and camshafts. The casings were salvageable, so they have been wet-blasted and returned to as-new state.
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