pushed through the urge to dollar custom, johnny nguyen of upcycle motor storage takes a vintage ducati 998 and provides his neo-retro contact to it. the customized piece includes a fabricated tubular construction and subframe at the side of the unique 998 gasoline tank. to actually best it off, the motorbike’s eye-popping colour is encouraged through the fashion designer’s favourite sweater that provides it a modern-edgy glance.
all photographs courtesy of upcycle motor storage
photographer ryan d. cheng
upcycle motor storage didn’t hang again all over the molding procedure. despite the fact that the unique skeleton is saved, a brand-new fairing was once manufactured, that means that the main ducati 998 bodywork needed to be stripped down. for the development of this yellow and white-frame fairing, yamaha tz250 fiberglass is used. the brand new body additionally paperwork a stubby tail on the again, which is step by step turning into upcycle’s signature. the rear body is totally remodeled and changed through a bolt-on body, supporting a brown leather-based seat. its end merges in combination the daring adjustments with the unfashionable side.
the way of the cockpit doesn’t stray too some distance from the ducati 998 type. whilst the inventory switches and controls stay the similar, trucks ‘waffle’ textured grips change the former ones. as well as, a virtual motogadget gauge is now used versus the outdated speedometer. identical to its ‘predecessor’, a tiny off-center LED headlight completes the entrance.
the ducati testastretta motor is saved, however to refine efficiency the digital keep watch over unit (ECU) is swiveled, and a brand new antigravity lithium-ion battery is put in. for the exhaust device, a suite of stainless steel pie-cut headers go out thru a contest werkes muffler, giving the motorbike a throaty-sounding personality.