If you want to build yourself a decent cafe racer, you should definitely stay away from Ducati’s 1098. The single-sided swingarm, the shape of the exhaust and that beautiful fairing – how can one possibly make it look better? Having said that, there are always exceptions to the rule – look at this Demonico Veloce (Speed Demon in Italian) for instance, we think it’s one of the most beautiful cafe racers in today’s custom market. Conceived by professional AMA racer Robert Matola, and built by i3 Design, the bike has lost around 13.5 kilos of excess weight, and even gets a custom exhaust, rear cowling and front fairing.
The build was commissioned by the head of the Hong Kong Stunt Team design studio – and we’re sure that he’s going to thoroughly enjoy it. Who wouldn’t enjoy riding a 175kg cafe racer with 180hp?