Last week’s post about the Ducati 1199 café racer custom featured photographs snapped outside the Netherlands residing MotoPuro shop. This weekend I received a link to their official photos and press release, which gave me some more insight and background into this build.
After giving Pandora a makeover I have newfound understand for all motorcycle builds, even the ratty ones with duct tape and zip ties in place of metal bracketry and hose clamps. Perhaps some leave me with a deeper sense of respect for the person who spent hours staring at the machine, but I can appreciate them all none the less.
The lack of exposed wires and cables, the cafe racer style tail section that slopes into the existing lines of the Panigale bodywork… these are things to notice.
Maybe I’m just arriving late to the party, but holy guacamole this Ducati 1199 Panigale S retro-moderned build by MotoPuro is pretty rad…
There’ll be many more photos to come, but in the mean time I wanted to share a few details about last night with all of you who weren’t able to make it. The MotoLady Three Year Anniversary Party started at 7p at Deus Emporium in Venice Beach (Los Angeles) California.
In review: I finished the Monster (dubbed “Pandora’s Box”) in time for the event- it was on display in the Deus showroom blinging away in the spotlight for all to see. Attendees enjoyed BBQ hot dogs, enjoyed Sailor Jerry mixed drinks and Pabst tall boys. The raffle was epic, to say the least.
A while back (seriously, a while ago) I met Mitch Sander up in Yakima, WA (he now lives in Seattle) through our mutual friend Dave Buchanan (redandblackattack.tumblr.com) and laid eyes on his beautiful Triumph. It’s a garage built 1966 Bonneville hard tail with a modern front end.
We all sat down and ate burritos and talked about bikes, I picked his brain about his build because dammit… I would so love to ride that thing. It’s classy, functional, sounds awesome, and has history. Read on for my interview with Mitch.