Some of you love the Ducati Monster for its mechanical beauty and performance, but there are some who see it as a blank canvas on which to paint their imagination, like Arrick Maurice for instance. He happens to be the brand manager of Ducati’s North American market.
He says “For 2011, we launched a customization competition for Ducati Monster owners and while I wasn’t eligible to compete. I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to roll up my sleeves and join in on the fun. What started off as a short list of modifications quickly spun out of control…in a good way.”
Arrick’s 2009 Monster 1100S was stripped bare and in went a RAM Italia magnesium swingarm and RAM Italia carbon-fibre subframe. The expensive material abounds in this build, comprising front and rear Ducati Performance fenders, instrument cover, air intakes and an open clutch cover, all made from carbon-fibre. Weighing about 11 kilos lighter than stock, the custom bike also boasts anodized black Öhlins forks, Speedymoto upper and lower triple clamps and Speedymoto tall boy clip-ons at the front, while the rear a powder-coated black Öhlins shock with Light Werkes integrated tail light. The finished Monster was painted by Finishing Touch of Monteray, CA.