Triumph Cafe Racer Concepts by Ziggy Moto

Ziggy Moto Triumph Cafe Racer

Ziggy Moto is at it again, with more delectable Triumph concepts to get our imaginations running. There's something about the big inverted front forks and chopped rears that makes these things look so visually appealing to us. Sure, there'll be plenty of people quick to comment that these aren't the most practical, but that's not the point is it?

Ziggy Moto Triumph Cafe Racer

The bobbed rear ends definitely act as a main focal point of the bike. What stands out most to you?

Metal flake for the win!

We want to hear from you:
Do you love 'em, or hate 'em? Which one is your favorite?
 

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Motodemic, custom Ducati Scrambler, street tracker,

 Simple and clean Ducati tracker

Motodemic has been making a name for itself with handsome headlight conversion kits for a wide range of bikes. We've been oogling their kit for our Monster 821 build for some time and are constantly impressed with the quality bikes they put out. Often, the bikes they share photos of are customer bikes but Brad and the Motodemic crew built a tidy Ducati Scrambler of their own, and now it can be yours!


Based on a 2016 Scrambler Classic, the mods are subtle and tasteful. We really dig the stock paint of the Classic version of Ducati's Scrambler  - that 'Sunburst Orange' really pops - but the white custom paint really transforms the look of the bike.
 

An eliminated rear fender and SC-Project Conic 2-1 Low Mount Full System Exhaust add to the tracker look.
 

Up front, the bike is sporting Motodemic's Adaptive LED Headlight conversion with Motogadget m-Blaze Pins (blinkers) front and rear.

To improve the Scrambler's stance, the bike was fitted with Italia Independent Black Tapered Bar Riser and Renthal FatBar Tapered Handle Bars. 

 With under 1k miles on the clock, here's a great opportunity to snag a tight little tracker, ready to rip!

Here's what they had to share on the bike:

"The bike has been used for numerous photo and video shoots including being in the JW Speaker booth at SEMA last year and ridden on Kenny Roberts private flat track for some sweet sideways action. We are very careful with our bikes and they do not see a lot of usage. There isn't any wear and tear because it has never been daily ridden or commuted. Pretty much a new bike with some excellent mods. 600 mile service done at California Speed Sports who can also help set you up for financing. All stock parts and takeoffs included. Reg good till 04/18. If you have any questions about the bike feel free to ask. The bike can be seen at our facility in Tracy, CA pretty much any time."'

If you were already in the market for a new Ducati Scrambler, picking up this lightly used, and well modified example would be a no-brainer. Grab your $11k and get to Tracy, CA pronto!!

If you want to get in touch with Motodemic regarding the Scrambler, drop us a line here and we'll pass it on.

 Motodemic: Web | Facebook | Instagram

Jab Launcher :: Rough Crafts cafe racer Scrambler Ducati

 

Another home run from Rough Crafts 

Ducati's relaunched Scrambler became an instant best-seller when it hit the market in 2015. Pulling on the heart strings of everyone who lusted after the first-gen Ducati Scrambler first debuting in 1962, the revived Ducati Scrambler ticked all the right boxes. An 803cc air-cooled desmo engine had a solid balance of power, agility and most importantly, affordability to draw people en mass. While the new retro Scrambler Ducati looks the business its stock trim, the platform begs for customization. We've covered a handful of killer custom Scrambler Ducatis already, Winston Yeh of Rough Crafts has certainly built a drool worthy rendition of his own.Rough Crafts cafe racer Scrambler Ducati

Dubbed "Jab Launcher", the brutal cafe racer spin that Rough Crafts put on the Scrambler Ducati is dripping in top-notch parts and looks like it's ready for a bar fight of its own. From every angle, one can see a symphony of lightweight components that blend together forming a cohesive and harmonious final piece.

Rough Crafts cafe racer Scrambler Ducati rear end

The build was commissioned by a friend of Yeh's who was into a racy street styled bike bud never planned to actually take the bike to the track. So, a Panigale was out, and the Scrambler Ducati was in. Now it just needed to go on a diet, hit the gym, and get the Rough Crafts treatment.

Rough Crafts cafe racer Scrambler Ducati

The basic plan was to make the bike lighter, cleaner and of course, tougher.

Scrambler Ducati carbon wheel

Carbon BST wheels were subbed en lieu of the heavy stock cast wheels. Beringer provides stopping power with WSBK discs from Brembo to match styling with the BST wheels.

Rough Crafts cafe racer Scrambler Ducati side profile

A beautiful single-sided swing arm from a Monster 1100 was coaxed in place of the less handsome stock dual swing arm, adding 4cm to the overall wheelbase.

Rough Crafts cafe racer Scrambler Ducati

Wanting to avoid the 'stretched drag bike' look, Gears Racing was called upon to create a custom rear shock to accommodate.

Rough Crafts cafe racer Scrambler Ducati billet triple

Rather than swapping out the main gauge, Winston frenched it into the tank itself, cleaning up the cockpit while retaining the factory dials. The overall silhouette of the tank was retained, but the sides were reworked to add a little of the Rough Crafts signature style.

Rough Crafts cafe racer Scrambler Ducati custom seat

Rough Crafts-made carbon fiber side panels and a cafe seat complete the lines of the bike without requiring any cutting or welding to the frame.

Rough Crafts cafe racer Scrambler Ducati exhaust

Winston shares, "About half way through the build, our friends from HP Corse put out their GP07 exhausts for Scrambler and are kind enough to give us a set, due to the Sato Racing rearsets we're running we had to do some slight modification to make it work, but that pie cut mid-section is just too sexy to pass!!"

Rough Crafts cafe racer Scrambler Ducati overhead

Lean, mean, and clean. This thing looks sexy from every angle!

Rough Crafts cafe racer Scrambler Ducati in motion

While nothing was done to the engine internally, with all the weight savings and top-spec components the bike is said to perform magnificently. Having ridden them extensively stock, and looking at the laundry list of mods, there's little doubt that this bike is anything but a ripper! Safe to say this is one of our favorite builds of 2017 to date.

Bravo, Winston, bravo.

Rough Crafts: Web | Facebook | Instagram | Photos by JL Photography


Custom Triumph Bonneville - Bullitt OG

Lost photos :: Bullitt OG

Our favorite custom Bonneville

We were going back through photos of the Bullitt OG the other day and came across a photo set that never saw the light of day. Initially confused as to why, we then remembered this was right before the sale of the bike, and right before we met Richard Le, who admittedly took far better photos of the old girl.

Inverted fork upgrade - Custom Triumph Bonneville - Bullitt OG

Custom Triumph Bonneville cafe racer

These particular photos were an end of day, "let's see if we can make something happen," type of shoot. Taken at the base of the Santa Cruz mountains in Saratoga, CA, the sun seemed to want to play with us that day.

Custom Triumph Bonneville - motorcycle photography

Custom Triumph Bonneville - Bullitt OG

Riding out under light rain, the sky eventually turned from dark to light, then from purple to pink, and the grass lit up in a vibrant green during the process.

Custom Triumph Bonneville - Bullitt OG

Custom Triumph Thruxton cafe racer

Seeing these photos, it's easy to reminisce get a little sad that she's gone forever. One motto we have around the shop is that every bike that leaves, just makes room for another project, more memories, and we refuse to regret passing the torch to a new owner. That's what it's all about. Building a fun bike, then eventually, sharing the fun with the next guy.

See more on the Bullitt OG here.


Ducati, Monster 821, Bullitt 821, cafe racer

Bullitt 821 :: Quick Update

 

It's been way too long since we've provided any update on the Bullitt 821. We've been busy working away and have a lot to share soon. Paint is nearly done and we've got some more mods in the works.

 

So war we owe updates on the Ducabike rear sets, Competition Werkes slip-on and New Rage Cycles fender eliminator. As you can see from the pics here, we finally pulled those nasty frame stickers. 

 

 

Black ceramic coating the exhaust is a must - see mock up below.

 

Can't wait to share the pics of the new bodywork. Stay tuned for more soon!