My latest bike is built from a wrecked Ducati 748. I have
bored the motor to 890cc, and it has all of Nichols Mfg parts,
including: flywheel, clutch-basket, engine bolts, oil-breather,
brake rotor, and rear-sets. The bodywork, including the tank, are
all carbon fiber. For aerodynamic purposes, the cooler is relocated
to the front below the windscreen and facing backwards. The bike
has a unique light-weight 1 1/4-inch thin-wall chromoly frame, built
by Doug Cook, which optimizes weight distribution by rotating the
engine 10 degrees downward and moving it forward (the horizontal
cylinder head nearly rubs on the front tire). This frame design
also offers greater adjustability than stock, with variable rake,
trail, wheelbase, ride height, and shock leverage ratio (for the
Ohlins shock). For further weight savings, there is no starter-
motor but instead only a kick-starter custom-made by Nichols Mfg.
The light-weight snub-nose pipes are made by Kirk Young. The
entire bike weighs less than 310 pounds dry!! The paintjob
is done by Rand Doubleman.
All right, admittedly I'm a compulsive liar -- this bike exists
only as a Photoshop project... but please feel free to give me
some funding so this beauty can become reality.
For pledges; contact me ;^)