RED SHIFT. Walt Siegl’s Brutal ‘WSM SBK’ Custom Ducati Superbike
While factory sportsbikes and the Superbike World Championships aren’t our usual fair, there’s one thing we’ve learnt from the many years of doing what we do. When a customiser like New Hampshire’s Walt Siegl drops a build designed to slug it out with the formula’s best and brightest, you sit up and pay attention. And boy, are we glad we did. Built from scratch around a four valve Ducati 1098 power plant, Siegl has again wowed us with his passion for moto racing and his ability to build light speed bikes that never fail to impress.
Walt’s 2018 schedule speaks volumes about his commitment to his art. “I’ve just completed two SBKs – this one and a two-valve bike in blue – and I’m also working on a third one. I’ve also been working through completing a Ducati bevel for the Haas Museum in Dallas, building another Bol d’Or, a Leggero, and an Adventure. I’m also starting to sink my teeth into the first set of WSM electric motorcycles.” Committment, or obsession? Either way, it seems that it’s the custom bike fans that will be the winners here.