Ducati Monster 900 Rebuilt by Simone Conti [Photo Gallery]
Simone, 24, wanted to create a different machine staring from the acclaimed Monster 900 and ideas started popping in mind. Since "different" was the key word, he took accurate measurements of the bike's parts and had his own parts CNC machined from aircraft-grade aluminum, complemented by carbon fiber elements.
The irregular-shaped cutouts may look a bit too organic to be serious, but they're in fact the very frame of the bike, kept in place by a high-grade aluminium backbone which also supports the rear subframe.
Simone changed his project may times, as the pictures after the jump clearly show, but the end product is stunning. He also upgraded the Monster with Öhlins suspension at both ends and replaced the Marchesini rear wheel with a Carrozzeria one.
The insane tank only holds 8 liters (~2 US gal) of fuel so Simone will be visiting quite a lot of gas stations. The seat was initially a bare aluminium plate, but Simone added some padding. It just doesn't get any more streetfighter than this.
The intricate exhaust was made by Simone, too. Just like all the carbon body parts. Given the fact that this Ducati Monster 900 is Conti's first bike, we foresee a great future for the boy. Via Il Ducatista.
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