I'd have to agree with Magnus. Definitely interesting designs, but I couldn't see myself taking such a beautiful italian machine and wreck it's form and handling. Just my opinion though. To each his own.
MotoCreations.com is my business -- I've been trying to stay pretty low-key with the rollout to date. The media and publicity are running with it though due to my "official debut" at the upcoming FastDates.com Los Angeles Calendar Motorcycle Show on July 17th/18th. I'm not going to hype it here -- if any interest, you know where to look. Also no actual Ducati Monster's were utilized in building this -- the only actual Monster parts are a modified fuel tank and modified headlight -- everything else has been built from scratch. There is also a 996-styled bodywork in the works also. As for the handling? It's definitely not a 996 or Monster -- but for a V-Twin engine custom cruiser as intended, it handles much better than the typical Harley. Plus it has a racing heritage, tradition of Italian design, and it sounds so much better...
Definitely some good ideas. I think I would buy one. I have a chopper anyway. I understand others' opinions about wrecking the Monster shape, because it's such a staple, but I still think that you can build on something that's already great. It's not like the chopper will replace the original.
I have started to resent the flood of "custom" harley choppers, I would like to see more real choppers that take the concept of power to weight ratio of the engine into consideration.. be it ducati, honda, triumph whatever. Thats how they used to be made, despite the current belief that the word "chopper" is synonymous with "Harley Davidson".
Then again, I am not restricted by brand snobbery, like so many ducati and harley owners are...
Would not pay a lot of money for one though.. I chuckle at all of these $20,000-$30,000 bikes people are getting from all the local "custom harley chopper" shops. I think $10,000 of that goes into the gay pink / pearl / light blue metallic flake flame paint jobs.
I dig it! I would totally get something like that as a second bike, ifn only I could afford it. I was actually daydreaming about a bike like that the other day- a stretched out sporty bike with a flat drag bar..