Mar 11 2010

This is what I doodle while I wait for my slow server….

Monster Chopper

My kind of chopper.

Working on some forklift upgrades to AutoStream.com, and I had to spend the last few hours waiting for some serious back-ups, file transfers, and other such tedious tasks.  So much like I did in high school when I’m being forced to do something I don’t like, I doodle.

Anyhow, I realized that you could have a much lower center of gravity on a Bimota if you sat behind the motor instead of on top of it, and it would give the bike the lines of a chopper without messing up the geometry. You could get the Chopper look with Superbike handling and power.  That’s my kind of chopper.

Special thanks go to the now deceased Streetfire Photochop forum for teaching me how to do this sort of stuff.


Dec 17 2008

R35 GT-R vs Ducati 1098, “Goodbye Mr. Motorbike”

So I own both, a GT-R and a sportbike, so I can vouch for what they are identifying as the differences. Autocar does a phenomenal job of explaining how the two vehicles attack the track differently, though I have to admit the outcome was a bit of a surprise for me.

R35 GT-R vs Ducati 1098- Video.


Sep 7 2008

2009 Ducati Monster 1100, redundant?

I really like Ducati’s, the sound, the look, even the silly maintenance.  The Ducati Monster is probably the one that holds the most romance for me.  You have the all the sport, but in an Urban attack vehicle.  That said, Ducati has the new Hyper Motard as well which fills a similar role.  As sexy as that bike is, let’s be honest, it’s too heavy to be a proper motard, and looking at the stats are the upcoming 1100 Monster and Motard really that different?  I’d love to ride both and see for myself
:-)

Spy shots of the 2009 Ducati Monster 1100