• Motovation – Ducati Streetfighter S

    by  • May 3, 2012 • 1098R, Fighter, Motorcycle, Streetfighter S • 2 Comments

    This bike was modified in 2010 by Motovation Accessories out of Austin, Texas. It started out as a stock black Streetfighter S that was purchased from Ducati Austin and it didn’t stay that way for long. Roland Lee of Motovation said that:”The moment we saw the Streetfighter we realized it was a great canvas to showcase what could be done with top-shelf components and nice paint. Our goal was to build something truly unique with readily available components so anyone with a vision could follow suit.”. That’s how pretty much the entire Rizoma catalogue of parts, from rear sets to engine covers, found their way on the Motovation build.

    While the fear of ruining such a perfect machine might stop many owners from modifying their own Streetfighters, Motovation jumped right in. However, it is very tough to modify a machine that has been built in its perfect form, and yet very easy to make it less appealing through a somewhat weird paint job. Looking quickly over this build, this Streetfighter reveals an extensive list of carbon fiber parts in the form of BST wheels, Termignoni pipes and other bits like the fenders, undertail and side panels. Motovation is an US importer of Rizoma, and it made perfect sense for them to showcase the clear timing belt covers, the gold anodized bars, billet reservoirs, LED blinkers and the open clutch cover.

    This brings us to the paint, which I particularly don’t like. The so-called ‘frost effect’ that looks more like a zoomed in fiberglass texture doesn’t really find its way on this build and neither do the rest of the metallic colors and gold foil and pin striping. The bike was painted by Southern Metal Choppers in Austin, Texas and they do have some work under their belts in Choppers area. I personally would have gone the “less is more” route in the paint department, to really show off all that carbon fiber I would have stayed in a single color and close to the stock black.

    Roland Lee also said: “We wanted something that was crazy but not so much as to take away from the already stunning Streetfighter. So we went with a dark look and small details like gold foil inlays, hand pin striping and subtle crystal texturing so that every time someone looked at the bike, they saw something new…”. Maybe it’s just me but this paint job would have been at home on a Chopper with pin striping and gold foil  inlays. However as I said in other posts, in matters of taste there’s no dispute. Check out the gallery for the rest of the pictures.

    Lis of Modifications:

    Custom Paint by Southern Metal Choppers
    7 Spoke Black Mamba Carbon Fiber Wheels by BST
    Ducati Performance Termignoni Carbon Slipons
    Ducati Performance Quick Release Fuel Cap
    Ducati Performance Racing Seat
    Rizoma Billet Clutch Cover
    Rizoma Billet Pressure Plate
    Rizoma Adjustable Folding levers
    Rizoma Circuit 851 mirrors
    Rizoma Mirror Adapters
    Rizoma Lux Billet Grips
    Rizoma Billet Fluid Reservoirs
    Rizoma Billet Oil Filler Cap
    Rizoma Billet Sprocket Cover
    Rizoma Billet License Plate Relocator
    Rizoma Track 77 Turn Signals Front and Rear
    Rizoma Billet Adjustable Rearsets
    Rizoma Billet Lower Timing Belt Cover
    Rizoma Billet Upper Timing Belt Cover
    Rizoma 29mm Gold Anodized Conical Bars
    Rizoma Waterpump Slider Kit
    STM Frame Plugs
    STM Billet Fork Pre-load Adjusters
    Cox Radiator Guard
    Cox Chain Guard
    Cox Oil Cooler Guard
    Motovation Frame Sliders
    Motovation Fork Sliders
    Motovation Axle Sliders
    Motovation Gold Trimmed Bar Ends
    Arrow Titanium Steering Damper
    Motovation Damper Mounting Kit
    CDT Carbon Fiber Key Guard
    CDT Carbon Fiber Swingarm Cover
    CDT Carbon Fiber Undertail Panel
    CDT Carbon Fiber Radiator Guard
    CDT Carbon Fiber Undertank Panels
    CDT Carbon Fiber Instrument Cover
    CDT Carbon Fiber Rear Hugger
    CDT Carbon Fiber Front Fender
    CDT Carbon Fiber Airbox Covers

    Via: Motovation Accesories
    Pictures: Will Gibson

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    2 Responses to Motovation – Ducati Streetfighter S

    1. Elliot
      May 3, 2012 at 4:48 pm

      It’s a different take, I like it. Though I agree it borders closely on custom-chopper-paint, I’m not nearly as disgusted as I am by most in that category. This one works for me.

      • May 3, 2012 at 6:14 pm

        I’m all for unconventional stuff, and you’re right I’ve definitely seen worse. All I’m saying is paint could’ve been better, given the amount of parts, time and cash that went into this build.