05/10/14

The alu series - Versilia

The Orange Project and The Dirt-One are done, this mean two out -> two in...
While I'm finishing the TR-1 it's time to present you the second bike of the "alu series"

The Versilia
2003 Ducati 999




Yes, it has already some racing pedigree...
As I wrote before, it will be one of the two "alu series" bikes so, like The Bullet, I'm working on a full alluminium body, starting from the fairing. 






Then starting build a shape for the new gas tank




I usually like to work a lot on the frame and geometry of the bike, but in this case apart from the great weight loss and the Marchesini forged magnesium wheels, I think it's pointless... but don't worry, I have quite a surprise in store for you!
Stay tuned

24/09/14

A new (big) project


This time it may look easy, but I can assure you it is not...

 Ladies and gentleman, let me introduce you 
"THE BULLET"



 2007 KTM 950 SM

This will be a "skinny and low" racer, so the geometry of the bike has to be changed radically


 

Working on the new rake angle




  And building a new monoshock linkage



 
Also, new front end, new rims, swingarm, monoshock...
Check the progress later on.


To make things interesting, it will be one of the two "Alu Series" bikes... 
I will post more details soon

01/08/14

I'm still here

Really sorry for the lack of posts in the past month or so, I was quite busy with a couple of photoshoot for The Orange Project and The Dirt-1, started a new (big!) project (updates soon), worked on some changes for the TR-1 (again, updates soon) and burned a lot of gas testing the Dirt-1...what a blast!
I really love that bike, it came out really, really fun to ride and I'd never stop doing it!
However the racing gas tank is very small, only 4 litres...and if you go hard on the throttle, they won't last long...
So I decided to make an emergency gas tank, just in case...












Now let's keep on riding!