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Steampunk Ducati

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a mostly scratch built boardtracker-style custom bike, featuring a ducati motogp engine (gp4), girder fork, plunger suspension, daigonal tyres, mechanical drum brakes and wire-spoke wheels.
everything except engine and wheels is scratch-built or kit-bashed.

WIP:
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finished model:
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Edited by da Speedinger

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Nice work. Great fabrication work. Interesting concept.

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Very nice.

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Thanks for posting your project.Your fabrication and finishing skills are excellent.

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Thanks for posting your project.Your fabrication and finishing skills are excellent.

thanks a lot for your kind words, tom!

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COOL!!!

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You are most welcome.Your inclusion of the engine as part of the frame structure is interesting.If I tried that mine be be very crooked and akward.Nice work.

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You are most welcome.Your inclusion of the engine as part of the frame structure is interesting.If I tried that mine be be very crooked and akward.Nice work.

well, not really my own idea. because this ducati engine is designed to hold the swingarm pivot on the motogp bike. therefore it was clear to use this as the connection to the rear frame. but that means: you can never make a rollin chassis, you always need the engine.2008-ducati-desmosedici-rr-12.thumb.jpg.

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This is awesome. Great design!

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This is awesome. Great design!

thank you!

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 this is very cool

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 this is very cool

thanks, Mark!

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This is incredibly cool. Beautiful work. I love the layout, the integration of the new frame with the engine block, the seat and suspension scratchbuilding...Very clever and nicely packaged; I love the proportions and paint scheme.

I've never built a motorcycle before, but seeing things like this makes me think I should give it a whirl someday!

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This is incredibly cool. Beautiful work. I love the layout, the integration of the new frame with the engine block, the seat and suspension scratchbuilding...Very clever and nicely packaged; I love the proportions and paint scheme.

I've never built a motorcycle before, but seeing things like this makes me think I should give it a whirl someday!

thank you very much for your kind words, chris!

honestly i have to admit it took me more than 2 years from the initial idea to the final result, simply because i did not have the right idea how to make the frame. i started several times but my approaches always failed. as soon as i could solve this major issue, the whole build was done within 2 months.


therefore - never give up, you will succeed one day!


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Crazy but nice, well done Michi!

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