1976 Bevel Drive 860 GT NCR Café Replica Special

Slab-sided and so very 70’s, this is a pretty trick bike.  It sports a one-piece tank and tail-section from NCR, and the bike looks like a vintage racetrack refugee, excepting the headlights and turn signals.

Never heard of NCR?  Well you’ve seen an NCR bike before.  Take a look at the top of this page: the masthead bike is the IOM Ducati raced by Mike Hailwood and developed by NCR.

Founded in 1967 in the western suburbs of Bologna the company has built Ducati-based specials for many years and has been very active in all levels of racing.  These days, they also make significantly lightened [?!] Ducati Desmosedicis, hyper-exotic, carbon and titanium confections for the well-heeled enthusiast.  But don’t fret: if you’re not able to pony up the if-you-have-to-ask you might need for a carbon-framed M16, you can browse their catalog of titanium and carbon jewelry made for more pedestrian Ducatis.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Take a look here for the original eBay listing: 1976 Bevel Drive 860 GT NCR Café Replica Special

The ad lists a bunch of the significant updates and modifications to the original 860GT on which this bike is based:

  • REBUILT 32MM DELLORTO PHM CARBS
  • RARE ONE PIECE NCR TANK/SEAT BODYWORK (CASWELD SEALED)
  • NCR FAIRING KIT
  • SS FRONT & REAR FENDERS
  • CAMPAGNOLO WHEELS
  • REBUILT BRAKE SYSTEM (MASTERS & CALIPERS)
  • DISC BRAKE CONVERSION SWINGARM & REAR WHEEL  (DARMAH)
  • CUSTOM REAR SETS
  • CONTI MUFFLERS OLDER ORIGINAL (SOME  DAMAGE)  
  • JOD DUPLO HEADLAMP (SS 750)
  • SEALED CASES
  • NEW AVON TIRES & TUBES
  • NEW CABLES
  • EVERYTHING WORKS AS IT SHOULD
  • CHARGING SYSTEM WORK PERFECTLY

The seller also helpfully includes a clip of it running:

There are six full days left on the auction as of this writing with no bidding activity and I really have no idea how high this will go.  It’s a custom project and not at all original, but is well put together and includes some very rare and valuable parts.

-tad

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