Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Ducati LA 2010

A truly one off frame separates the men from the boys so This is kind of the crème de la crème of building a special. Now that doesn't mean we have to swear off the idea of designing our own. They have the time and money to put all the R&D and design into them they want until you have a super light, super rigid frame. Let's face it.

In the day and age we live in, it's hard to beat the quality and construction of the latest and greatest factory superbikes. You can put the best suspension, biggest brakes, and lightest wheels you can afford on your bike, but if the frame is weak and twitchy all those killer parts are for nothing. This is the beginning and end of how well your bike is going to perform. With out a frame we basically have a pile of random parts, but there's more to it then just a place to bolt it all together.

One thing that has always intrigued me was frame design. Each part that is assembled with the machine not only adds in its function but also to it's style. Chassis design, suspension components, and body design are all key factors of what makes a motorcycle unique. The way in which these elements are connected, to work as a whole, are practically limitless.

In the grand scheme of things, we are working with 3 main elements: the wheels, the engine and the seat.  In the wonderful world of Fighterdom, you are only limited by your imagination.

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