wow! nice car dude.
Thats exactly how I feel. It must look stock from a distance but really stand out in a crowd.
Any ideas on how this could be achieved without overdoing it? You obviously have a good eye for design.
We are alot of 1098 guys here, and I dont like to look like just another guy on a bike. I want to add some individuality to it. the normal "bling of CF" is done by everybody, so maybe I can get some design detail on it etc, but still keep it clean.
P.S Think you misread "frame" not "flame". That will suck on a Duc
Thanks for the compliments. It took about 2 Desmosedici RR's to make the car what it is right now...
Anyways I apologize, I did read it wrong. I have to look really close at a 98 again for me to see where all the lines are if you want some detailed suggestions. The only reference I have at this very moment is the ducati website's 1098 pictures.
If you are going to get CF anyways, then personally, I like showing it off just a little bit. Some may not like exposed CF at all, but I personally like it. But on a Duc, again, I would do it very carefully, and not showing TOO much.
There are a lot of "vents" on the 1098...under the headlights, beside the rear seats, and of course the huge vent on each side of the main fairing, and a couple smaller ones on the side of the belly pan. What I personally would do is probably to paint everything dark gray (not black...that would just be a 98s knock off). Everything is metallic dark gray, just slightly darker than the first link I posted. Just slightly darker than the CF gray. But where the vents are, do some sort of "paint fade"......from CF (inside the vent) fading to the dark gray (outside of vent). It gives a slight impression that the air is blowing the paint off to show the bare Carbon skeletal. And of course, since the colors are still pretty close, it would look pretty clean.
Here's an example of the paint fade I'm talking about...this is from one of my old dry carbon hoods from japan.....
Afterwards, you can focus on the little details that ties everything together. What I would do is to get the DUCATI logo sticker on the tank, as well as the 1098 sticker on the side fairings custom made, with CF stickers. This way you can leave it on or take it off and look clean. But if you really want the stockish look with the logos, just tape off the exact shape of the logo, and paint the gray around it. So that where you can see the carbon, all the weaves would match.
Again, this is just my personal opinion. I'm sure everyone's taste is different. It's what YOU want that matters.