I have always known a street fighter to be a plastic-dipped Japanese bike that has been crashed and rashed and the owner could not afford new plastic, so he just removed it all and tarted it up however was necessary to keep it street legal, or glued fur to the rashed plastic.
WTF is a "street fighter" Desmosedici?
Hey Bmotomo, you know what, each to their own I guess. Looks very well turned out for sure, but I think you've guessed its not my cup of tea!Actually, there is no chrome on the bike. What you see is either nickel plated or polished aluminum. Brown??? The color is a very light gold. Cafe racer??? Are we looking at the same bike or are you just new to motor bikes? Even Stevie Wonder could see this is no cafe racer. This bike...the one in the pictures I posted, is a Street Fighter.
Seriously though, he just didn't want it to resemble a stock bike. So, it was our job to take what could be the most recognizable Ducati and transform it. Keep in mind, he already owned the Roland Sands flat tracker so it had to be different than that one, too. Now, I posted this bike here in the Desmosedici RR section making it's very easy for everyone to identify. What if you saw this bike sitting at the local bike night, with a bunch of other bikes. How long do you think it would take you to figure out what it really was?
We're a small shop that builds mostly traditional style choppers and high performance Harley Davidsons. This was only the second Ducati to ever come in. And, it came in disassembled, in boxes. For us, this project was a real
challenge. We knew we couldn't do this to such an iconic bike and expect everyone to appreciate it. We did have a lot of fun doing it, though. And, it's a blast to ride! Cheers!
Please DEFINE "street fighter." To me a Street Fighter has always been a bike that lost a fight with the street and was parading around with black eyes, missing teeth and bandages covering things up that need covering.But, it is a Street Fighter...a Desmosedici RR Street Fighter. And, it's still really fast and really fun. Maybe we could do something like this to one of your Desmos one day. Cheers!