The Suited Racer - Ducati SC1000S

The Suited Racer

Sharp suits and classic bikes

When we came across Lando Griffin, aka The Suited Racer, we were sold instantly. There's a good chance that sexy Ducati Sport Classic 1000S pictured here may have had some initial influence, but upon deeper inspection, we were even more impressed. The Suited Racer theme is pretty straightforward; Griffin reviews a bike and a suit each bi-weekly, "for your daily mental breaks".

 

Photography, suits and bikes all seem to be well sorted. He's been on some other cafe racers in previous features like a CB550 and a GS550 but this Sport Classic has us drooling.

Griffin's accounts seems to be pretty new, and he seems to be growing quite an audience already. One thing we know for sure is that we're fans and can't wait to see what's next. Well played Lando, well played.

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Ducati Hypermotard SP custom

Snap-On Front LED Turn Signals by New Rage Cycles

We dial in our Ducati Hypermotard SP

Having a mild hatred for bulky blinkers, we're constantly on the lookout for minimalist solutions. New Rage Cycles offers a pretty discreet kit, with their Snap-On Front LED Turn Signals. They're CNC machined from polycarbonate and, you guessed it, snap directly onto a range of fork tubes sizes for a pretty low-pro look. Not being fully satisfied there, we opted to murder them out for an more inconspicuous look.

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Kiddo Motors custom Triumph T100

Extreme tail envy via Kiddo Motors

Now that's an ass...

We can't seem to get enough of this tail from Kiddo Motors. Maybe it's the totally custom mono-shock conversion done, or that clean tail loop and handsome leather seat. Or maybe it's the little GP-style can and FCR carbs? How about the killer shot below with the vintage plane flying by? Not really sure it matters, we just know we want to see more of this bike!

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"Peace Sixty2" by Mr. Martini

Flower power shoots for the ton

The Scrambler Ducati crew recently announced a new addition to their ever expanding line at EICMA last November, when they debuted their new 400cc "Sixty2" model. It didn't take long for them to get a few bikes into the hands of some of their favorite builders. While all were all pretty cool in their own right,  there was one in particular that really caught our eye; the "Peace Sixty2" pictured here, built by Mr. Martini of Verona, Italy.

Nicola Martini has a certain flair about him and he rarely builds bikes that are subtle. While his "Peace Sixty2" is not quite subtle either, it is neatly composed and clean overall. After reflecting back on Martini's builds, we might have to conclude with this being our favorite build of his so far!

 Interesting seat design. Wonder if it's comfortable?

Unwilling to forgo some of his signature flair, Nicola added a rainbow racing stripe down the tank and tail section. Other than that, the bike is pretty tidy and we feel the 60's-inspired fairing works pretty damn well on this little 400.

A 400cc racer might be an odd combination but we can't stop ourselves from wanting one. How about you? Is this a bike you'd want in your garage?

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