This Ducati Cafe Racer Shouldn't Exist, But We're So Glad It Does

Originally commissioned by a guy who wanted his track bike to be more street-friendly, Venier Customs took a Ducati 999s and turned it into the ultimate cafe racer; it's undoubtedly one of the coolest bikes you'll see all year.

Essentially this is a bike with more horsepower (150+) than the majority of cars on the road, so they didn't exactly need to do a whole lot engine-wise, other than giving it a sweet-sounding exhaust. They did pull off all the body panels, though, and proceeded to move bits and pieces to other parts of the bike to clean up the appearance.

Then they added some inspired touches, like welding sections of mesh onto the frame to further the clean look.

The detail is really phenomenal on this build, which is evidenced by the location of the brake light (hint: look at the back of the seat), but what really makes it worthy is the street driveability. It's more or less an all-out race bike that's been fitted with a better clutch and a new electronics package, so you won't look like a poser who can't ride, lurching from stop light to stop light.

Aaron Miller is the Rides editor for Supercompressor. He's adamant that if every vehicle on the road were built like this, the world would be a better place. Follow him on Twitter.