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Ducati Panigale Curva 1190, by Ghezzi-Brian and Mirco Sapio

Young design gun Mirco Sapio strikes again, and if you thought his KTM 1290 Super Duke R impression was the edgiest, meanest thing you’ve seen, I invite you to meet the Ghezzi-Brian Curva 1190.
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It’s hard to tell now whether Ghezzi-Brian will have this mind-blowing project in production, even though it is indeed feasible. Mirco Sapio and Brian’s joint efforts were centered on a bike with a high level of practicality, fairly easy to manufacture, even though most likely not a cheap one.

The Curva 1190 is based on the acclaimed Ducati 1199 Panigale, and receives a secondary carbon fiber frame, with massive styling and even stronger a functional character. The carbon fiber’s shaping possibilities allowed Sapio to create an unique machine, with internal air ducts to help cool the beast better and still look amazing.

Separate intakes provide air for combustion, while different ducts lead to the air- and oil-cooling system. But the most spectacular choice is what tends to be Mirco Sapio’s trademark, the stunning exhaust, completely integrated into the carbon bodywork. A separate duct is also sending fresh air to cool the silencer adding to the overall high-performance specs.

Lighter than anything else and visually-enthralling just like the exhaust of Sapio’s Super Duke R, this is one idea which should be embedded in modern two-wheeler design right away. Add in killer-looking high-luminosity LED headlights and turn signals, a HUD dash for exceptional vision regardless of the riding position and noticeably better ergonomics allowing the motorcyclist to use this bike for everyday rides, too.

Maybe Ghezzi-Brian will one day decide to give Curva 1190 a chance. The very thought of seeing such a bike in the flesh gives me goose bumps. It looks like we’ve got a new rising design star, aren’t we, Mirco Sapio?

 
 
 
 
 

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