Wednesday, 30 December 2009

Street Tracker Cali

Radical Ducati in Madrid produce erotic Ducati specials - the Rad02 Montjuich TT is a right go'er. But this ex-California 1100i is not giving me the horn. I rate it on par with the Totti Motori Ducati 'scrambler' GI posted a few days ago. Although the high-level pipe is quite rude. A Guzzi engine is a lump from which ever angle you look at it, and I'm not sure if its bulk lends itself to flat track treatment??? The over inflated petrol tank isn't doing it any favors. BPUPDATE:
Via Spanish John; who gave us the original tip-off, the meassage has come back from Pepo Rosell and Reyes Ramón of Radical, that this bike should not be considered as seriously as their Ducatis. They realize it's no Mona Lisa...
"This bike was built in a very short amount of time, as something exclusively for the road with tracker and 50s bobber overtones [?] and that if they'd wanted something to look like a racetrack refugee, it not only would have been very different to what they've ended up with, but that he'd have started out with a Supermotard Aprilia. However, his top priority has been to finish the RADs for the Verona Show. He does not expect everyone to love what he does, but wanted you to understand where his mind and priorities were when doing this."

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

rear end length is screwy too

Giannis said...

i love the Radical bikes but i dont feel this one... maybe is the shaft drive, or the front rake....

KrookStreetRacing said...

I doesn't quite look like a flat or street tracker in the traditional sense. But I still kind of like it. It's different and that is always a plus in my book.

Must sound great too with that open supertrapp:-)

/D

Sideburn Magazine said...

I'm with you, Krook Street. If you'd seen the pig Radical started with you'd be impressed. I'd hate for everyone to be riding identikit SR500s. G

Tim White said...

I've had a Guzzi street tracker in mind for some time now, but this ain't it.

Marcus_of_MarcusMotoDesign said...

A new small sharp tank would do a lot for the looks I think. Anyway it is a cool bike!

Happy New Year Guys! Thanks for all inspiration and great magazines during the year.

Stop by Sweden in 2010!!

stevie coles said...

as shapely as my thunderbike!.
can i have the ski mask for rider parades?!!.

SonicSeb said...

not baD but TanK is FaR too BiG !
whaTever interestinG stuFF ;)

Ivo Guimarães said...

Anyone knows where did he get the rear from?

Sideburn Magazine said...

Ivo, we don't know. Just email Pepo at Radical Ducati in Madrid. Gary