05/12/14

The Tr-1 updates, aka "The Fireball"

It's been a long time from the past update on the TR-1, mostly because there was like something missing... not sure what, but I wasn't 100% happy with it. That was probably also the reason why she hadn't have a name yet...
Now I think I've found the right way, I like this "retro-fighter" look.
So this is the updated bike, far from be finished, but from now on it will be called "The Fireball"












Same frame, two bikes



25/10/14

The "Alu-series" updates

Sorry for the lack of photos, anyway, starting from The Bullet, the frame was shortened and the rake angle modified.


Then, the frame was modified at the back to change the position of the monoshock, wich is a new Showa unit, and the linkage system was built from scratch.
New Showa 43mm front end, new rims and a modified Benelli swingarm (mounted upside down)



The difference between the two frame is clearly noticeable. The Versilia on the left, The Bullet on the right



I'm also working at the same time on the two alluminium bodies, starting from the tanks and fairings




The seat position on The Versilia is moved forward a bit, along with the handlebars, to change the rider weight position on the bike. Also a set of magnesium Marchesini wheels will "add lightness" in the right place 

 





05/10/14

The alu series - Versilia

The Orange Project and The Dirt-One are done, this mean two out -> two in...
While I'm finishing the TR-1 it's time to present you the second bike of the "alu series"

The Versilia
2003 Ducati 999




Yes, it has already some racing pedigree...
As I wrote before, it will be one of the two "alu series" bikes so, like The Bullet, I'm working on a full alluminium body, starting from the fairing. 






Then starting build a shape for the new gas tank




I usually like to work a lot on the frame and geometry of the bike, but in this case apart from the great weight loss and the Marchesini forged magnesium wheels, I think it's pointless... but don't worry, I have quite a surprise in store for you!
Stay tuned