There’s something strangely appealing about flat track bikes. Maybe it’s the stripped-back look. Or the stubby proportions. This is one of the best-looking we’ve seen for a long while: It’s the work of Italian racer Lorenzo Buratti, a man who has lived his life on two wheels.
Ten years ago, Ducati caused a flurry of interest in the custom world with its International Design Contest. The winner was an unknown young German designer called Jens vom Brauck, with a stunning concept called ‘Flat Red.’ Vom Brauck now runs the custom workshop JvB-Moto and he's just released Flat Red II, based on the Ducati Monster 1100. Could this be the greatest custom Ducati of the 21st century so far?
Based on a 1984 BMW R80ST. The Fuel R80 STrial, inspired by ISDT bikes—the Triumphs, BSAs and Pentons of the 1960s that competed in the International Six Days Trials. “Light bikes with small headlights, flat handlebars, a minimalist seat and off-road tires,” says Fuel main man and BMW Motorrad enthusiast Karles Vives.”