When I dropped by the shed, by complete coincidence La Duchessa was parked alongside a Ducati Supersport 1000. For those of you that have followed the story, you’ll recall that such a motorcycle was sacrificed to become the donor of parts to build my machine. Looking at them side by side I couldn’t help but compare the two. Walt Siegl’s design is known as the Leggero. (Italian for ‘light’). You can easily see the startling result of the weight-loss program La Duchessa underwent.