Wondering what to do with his aging Ducati Monster, automotive designer Alex Earle wanted to build a taller "more bad-ass bike". Blending inspiration from Mert Lawwill in the original On Any Sunday film and bodywork reminiscent of the old Meyers Manx dune buggies. He was really into the look of flat trackers, saying they’re a “perfect blend of classic Southern California cool, robust, deep suspension, urban ruggedness and meaty tires”. The end result is a unique and classy little Ducati tracker. You can decide for yourself, but we think Earle hit the nail on the head.
His plan was to produce kits for builders. The current kit fits first ten Monsters and could be altered for fit Harley XR 1200’s or Triumphs. The concept is relatively simple but wasn’t it surely wasn’t simple to achieve. The fiberglass body kit fits on a slightly modified, street legal, frame and comes with fuel tank, wheels, exhaust and headlight assembly.
The narrow, custom made tank tucks neatly under the fiberglass body and holds 3 gallons.
Custom 1-3/4” stainless headers mated to cored S2R mufflers
The bodywork is impressive but for us, the font end might be the prettiest angle.
Ducati Monster M900
Seat height: 33.5”
Front wheel: 19” Kawasaki
Rear wheel: 19” Harley, widened to 3.5”
Front Tire: Maxxis DTR-1 (27.5x7-19) CD-3
Rear tire: Maxxis DTR-1 (27.5x7.5-19) CD-5
Battery: Ballistic 8-cell
Headlamp: Baja Designs Squadron, yellow lens
Tail lamp: Mad Doctor
Speedo: Knog 12 function wireless, waterproof
Pegs: Solos Nos Ducati Performance
Bars: Renthal Far Bar, ATV rise, 31” wide
Brakes: Stock caliper/rotor, Brembo radial, shorty levers