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That things radiator is bigger than the one in my truck;D
 

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Looks like an MV Agusta to me.
 

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well,
it is a mix between v twin like in a Monster and design from MV Brutale.....

Anything is possible.

Now the business needs to be profitable. And mannufacturing has to be volume based to make enough turnover to make it fly.

The new Monster can be seen at the Bologna factory manufacturing lines as soon as it is starting to get ready.
What it is , I do not know, but some hot talk has raised from local internet boards, to we keep Monster as Sportster as to be always kind of thing or total upgrade has to be made.

If it is total, then back to start, design and economical analysis. Unfortunately, todays "money is everything" world we see more "safe" solutions that "custom made as stock" issues.... it is up to the client to do what ever later, even the laws of traffic control and inspections are getting more strict so you cannot really legally touch the bike without screwing up some mixtures, security as a cutting a frame, or like here now, if you put different size of tires, you need to visit inspection center to get it added to your papers....

Ok,
sun is shining, I am happy.

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HOT DAAAAAAAAAAAAMN THERE'S A LOTTA GOODIES ON THAT BIKE!!!

looks like a 999 to me... this is EXACTLY the kind of project i'd love to tackle if i had mucho-bucks! take a 999, strip it, add a BUNCH of tasty bits... weeeeeeeeeze...

the radiator's the "corse" version. oversized for better cooling. ditto on the oil cooler.

definately a ducati frame, and definately a testastretta motor (998).

man, that's pretty... radial mounted calipers up front. marvic piuma's, nice stuff...
 
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s4strati,

Exactly! Here in Florida, especially down in Miami, you get alot of guys that buy too much bike, lay them down and total them. I can pick up a 996 with only superficial body damage (which i'd replace / remove all that anyway) for around $4000!! What a cool monster that would become.

I've been wanting to build a chopper, my wife wants me to buy a Moto Guzzi next, and then there's this sbk convert that looks so appealing. What to do . . ..

jb

oh, BTW most "choppers" now a days aren't really choppers. Check out http://www.exilecycles.com/bike_builds.htm
 

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I am not a fan, too robocop. What they should do is take the 998 with high pipes etc. and convert it to the monster look (rounder lines, no body work). Keep the blood lines (the monster is a 888 frame...).
 
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This must have been a hurry-up project; the frame isn't even painted!



I'm not sure I like those "sculpted" bits under the engine and above the rear sets. What are they for and does thier function really maifest itself in that way?

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hard to tell (i've got a crappy monitor), but is the frame unpainted because it's titanium?!

as for the sculpted bits, i agree the unit under the engine just looks odd, but the one over the rearset is a heatshield. i dig it.
 
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Ah, heat shield - that's ok then. Still could be simpler - (I'm a minimalist, look up Tado Ando, Mies Van der Rohe, Walter Gropius etc.)

Titanium frame :eek: . . . could you imagine 140 hp in a package that weighed around 380#! I'd kill myself . . ..

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My feet would rest on the frame of that bike! (I'm only 5'2"). That's one tall dude that can ride that bad boy the seat height is just so high. Plus, the seat looks so far back. But the overall looks of the bike are awesome :)
 
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That thing is unreal! a naked 749/999.... I can't believe how much better that bike looks without the plastics!!!! ;D

Note to Ducati - Make this the next S4R.. ;)
 

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That is nice, next in the ever evolving monster line.
 

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I dont think its a 749/999, Note SSS. It does however appear to be a naked Superbike 998? with a one piece MV F4 tail and tank and oodles of realy Fn cool gizmos,gadgets and just stuff :)
 
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actually, very good point dude... although there is an SSS available for the 999, if you take a close look at the subframe (what little you can see), you'll see it's off a 998, not a 999.
 
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