Full-Carbon Trim for Ducati 999 by Arete Americana [Photo Gallery]
It took Bryan one year of hard work to see the 999 ready, but the result is spectacular. After changing the fairings with new Ducati Performance F04 Carbon Fiber ones, Bryan trimmed them to incorporate two BMW M3 marker lights, as the mirror-integrated OEM ones went away.
An 1098s Öhlins rear shock linked the 848 swingarm to the frame, while the same Swedes provided the top-notch FGRT210 forks. Forged aluminium Marchesini wheels came in place and machined Brembo monoblock calipers went on the 999, radial in the front and custom-mounted in the rear.
Arete Americana also loaded a Yoyodyne clutch and matching Rizoma covers and a Toby steering damper. Radical Ducati brought in a custom carbon tank and probably the most stunning piece on Bryan's machine is the rear subframe.
In fact, the whole seat, tail section and subframe are a one-piece design, self-supporting, lightweight and boasting the same killer looks. Some say that's the way Ducati should have showed the 999 in the first place. We'd say it's plain evolution, helped by a wonderful, creative, customizer, and we love it. Via Il Ducatista.
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