Ok, the picture is blurry and all that, but at the platform in the back there's around 10 people dressed up as crocodiles. Or dinosaurs. Yes.
Animalboat do the cut-an-weld work since a) they seem to be very nice (and skilled) people b) I don't have a workshop and c) anyway don't know how to weld... But! I do know how to handle Photoshop ;) Above: the original Ducati 900 S2, below in red: current state of the bike and under that the mods I'm considering. What do you reckon dear internet?
1. Cut and shorten the subframe loop about 20mm and make a new, higher and more curved seat.
2. Higher rear shock pickups to put the shocks in the same angle as the frame tubes.
3. New stay for the rev-counter to position it more vertical, facing the rider.
4. The big one -cut the tank in half and make it slimmer to the rear.
5. Some paint and stuff.
6. I want a steering damper. (yes I know it has to be mounted more or less 90degrees to the fork or have like a pivot where it's mounted, but it looked bloody good to have it following the tank...)
7. (Last pic) Awesome Surtees/Hailwood 250 Ducati GP-racer front nr-plate found in recently acquired awesome book called The Art of the Racing Motorcycle.
Update. Not sure about that desaturated blue, in any case I don't have time/space for disassembling the bike to paint the frame, so for this year the bike will be red. Like this maybe:
Just picked up the latest Sideburn mag from my mailbox, excellent stuff! This one features lots of good stuff including a higher quality version of my Ducati Desmotracker and some really cool Bikensteins from Peirs over at Derestricted. Thanks a million to Gary and Ben at Sideburn! Get the mag here.
...but here's a recap in pictures.
Neat architecture scale models.
Insanely expensive new rotors...
Motegi MotoGP paddock
Tamiya model, Honda RCV212 Nakano.
Bread in individual plastic bags... wtf!
Great little trip over to Europe and Eicma.
Had 'Painful Ramen', it was good.
Washed and tumble dried a lighter by mistake... it blew up.
Hondas balloon man. Right.
Well hello there, good to see you again!
Yes! It's Handy Hand! :)
Mooneyes Yokohama Show.
And finally, I met Shinya Kimura, awesome guy, that salt lake racer is just fuckin incredible in the flesh.
Now, I'll try to get into this blogging stuff again, pick up my camera every once in a while and all that. Until then, oyasumi nasai.