lessed with angular bodywork, a 1098cc race motor, beautiful trellis frame and a single-sided swingarm, some would say the Ducati Streetfighter is two-wheeled perfection. But what's to be done when perfection just isn't enough? Simple: you perfect...perfection. And that's exactly what Motovation Accessories did with its custom Streetfighter. "The moment we saw the Streetfighter we realized it was a great canvas to showcase what could be done with top-shelf components and nice paint. Our goal was to build something truly unique with readily available components so anyone with a vision could follow suit," Roland Lee of Motovation said.
While the fear of ruining such a flawless machine might stop many a rider from modifying his own Streetfighter, Motovation dove in headfirst. Taking a quick inventory of this 'Fighter reveals a plethora of carbon fiber in the form of BST wheels, Termignoni pipes and other bits like the fenders, undertail and side panels. Since Motovation is a US importer of Rizoma, it only made sense that the trick billet/clear timing belt covers were added in addition to the gold anodized bars, billet reservoirs, LED blinkers and the cool clutch cover.
More than just a perfect canvas trimmed in top-shelf bits, this Ducati is rolling artwork thanks to a one-off paint scheme from Southern Metal Choppers. It's one part racer, one part retro and all parts cool. "We wanted something that was crazy but not so much as to take away from the already stunning Streetfighter. So we went with a dark look and small details like gold foil inlays, hand pin striping and subtle crystal texturing so that every time someone looked at the bike, they saw something new," Lee said.
A closer inspection reveals tons more wealth in the details, but highlighting this Duc in its entirety would require a novel. Perhaps the old adage of, "a picture is worth a thousand words," is most appropriate for a Ducati of this stature.
2009 Ducati Streetfighter S
BST "Mamba" wheel with ceramic bearings, Öhlins forks
BST "Mamba" carbon fiber wheel with ceramic bearings, Öhlins shock
Termignoni carbon-fiber slip-ons, Cox radiator and oil cooler
Southern Metal Choppers
Motovation frame sliders and bar ends, Arrow steering damper with Motovation mounting kit, Shift-Tech passenger peg eliminators, STM frame plugs and preload adjusters, Ducati Accessories quick release gas cap and seat, carbon fiber key guard, swingarm cover, undertail, side panels and instrument cover, Rizoma levers, billet grips, fluid reservoirs, oil-filler cap, sprocket cover, plate bracket, blinkers and rearsets, Circuit 851 mirrors, Rizoma pressure plate, clutch cover, waterpump sliders and cam-belt covers, Motovation axle sliders, carbon fiber hugger and fork sliders
Motovation Accessories (motovationusa.com