• Ducati Monster concept

    Erky Carbon

  • Ducati Monster 999 Concept Bikes

    Erky ev Silhouette

    Project Erky

    Erky is quintessentially the monster in "dorgalese language"…but there is an historic precedent. Back in the 70s, a well-known metalworker living in my town, created an iron work that shocked the public opinion for its gigantic proportions and for the huge amount of gearwheels that started moving with the movement of just one lever…instilling respect and fear at the same time.The imprinting in collective imagination is still alive in the present days, so I thought that paying a tribute to a prematurely deceased artist would have been a good thing to do.

    Erky Carbon

    • Class: Standard / Naked

    • Frame Base: S4R 2007

    • Engine: Testastretta coppa bassa 999

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    The project

    The thought to reinterpret an icon such as the Ducati Monsterwas tickling me for a long time. I made Ducati designers cold sweat with my idea to renovate their most sold and timeless model. How can you renovate without making any change? Monster buyers want a monster! A naked bikeeasy and with very simple appearance, where every proof of concept would have fought against the identity of this model.
    Not having any kind of external pressure on me except from my good sense, I thought I was due to keep the baseline idea of the monster as a naked and very simple bike without falling into the mockery. The name itself, Monster Evo, is too much winking to the marketing; I think it’s more reasonable to give a different name to its child rather than calling him JR…keep the substance acquiring a new identity.

    The frame on which I wanted to start modelling the muscles of the creature is of a Monster S4R, of which I liked the one sided trellis swingarm and the amount of horsepower. Since the very first preparatory sketches I understood the some of the vital components, like the battery, could be moved elsewhere to give more room to the fuel tank, in addition to accommodate the fuel pump and Ergal flange of a 999.Battery was therefore moved under the seat by creating an stainless steel support: this solution was of use for the weights distribution, centralizing them, and for the tension regulator which is now fastened below and can cool down in a better way. I eliminated the oil vapour compensator by equipping the engine block with a new oil breather valve and a BMC cone filter. In the attempt to find as much room as possible over the vertical cylinder, I built a new bracket to accommodate the ECU and its auxiliary components. The main characteristic of my fuel tank was to leave the BMC filter visible, which meant that a triangular air intake was to be placed centrally.
    This distinctive element would have emphasized the intake sound against engine integrity under heavy rain…but precious things are never left unattended. This solution was not worrying me, as I had already tested it on the Astore Supertwin when it was fitted with keihin carburettors, so exciting from the point of view of the sound but so challenging when it came to troubleshooting. Formally, the fuel tank can be summed up as shaping curve that resembles the profile of the monster’s fuel tank along with the seat connection, as comfortable as extremely large. From the middle on, I adopted a slim profile, just like the seat, which then enlarged as if there where lat muscles that include the air intake. Pilot’s legs leave their imprint in the centre section, a sign that characterizes the side view as well as the carbon fibre details.
    The rear side is characterized by the original seat which has been remodelled by cutting off the passenger portion and the frame, cut where the handles are. Its horizontal style limited a lot the dynamism perception. Once a new piece of frame has been TIG welded to close the structure, i designed a new minimal sub-frame to be bolt on the original chassis in order to hold the plate and the exhaust. Keeping the original seat and in order to minimize the spaces, the shape of the seat was almost forced, kind of a shark fin, arched and very simple in the development of the plans, with the only affectation to be found in a scar that encloses part of the rear light assembly which nevertheless gives, by breaking the theoretic line, a strong sign.

    Finally I replaced the original headlight with one from the Monster EVO, more appropriate to the features of the bike, even though I have some sketches for the new headlight…but making such pieces in your own garage is very hard. Moulds for the transformation of a monster into an Erky are ready, if you want to know how does an Erky roars, contact me.

    Erky Silhouette

    • Class: Standard / Naked

    • Frame Base: S4R 2007

    • Engine: Testastretta coppa bassa 999

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    Il progetto

    Una caratteristica che doveva contraddistinguere il mio serbatoio, elemento cardine del progetto,consisteva nel lasciare a vista il filtro aria bmc, una soluzione che prevedeva quindi una presa d’aria triangolare da disporre centralmente.

    Questo elemento distintivo avrebbe poi enfatizzato il suono di aspirazione.

    Formalmente il serbatoio si può riassumere con la raggiatura centrale che richiama il profilo di quello del monster, assieme al raccordo con la sella, comoda ma forse eccessivamente larga, dalla mediana in poi ho tenuto un profilo stretto come la sella per poi allargarsi come se vi fossero i muscoli dorsali che incastonano il foro di aspirazione.

    Le gambe del pilota hanno poi lasciato l’impronta sulla fascia centrale, un segno che caratterizza molto la vista laterale alla pari delle scalfature con la fibra di carbonio a vista.

    Dopo la realizzazione del primo prototipo,  modellato in argilla, ho fatto la scansione 3d e con la collaborazione di alcuni designer di una nota casa automobilistica italiana, ho ottimizzato la forma per aumentare la capacità di carburante.

    Per ottenere il modello reale partendo dal progetto realizzato su Alias studio tools, ho suddiviso il serbatoio in tasselli che sono stati fresati dal pieno con una fresa cnc dalla azienda Sassi di Tiscali di Dorgali.

    Da questi elementi ho poi realizzato il calco da cui poi ho estratto il pezzo finale realizzato con la tecnica V.I.P. vacuum infusionprocess  in carbonio e kevlar.

    Il mio serbatoio ha ora come capacità 16,5 litri, contro i 13 scarsi del serbatoio originale del s4rs.

    Pesa solo 2800 gr.

    Il serbatoio si ancora al telaio tramite dei bellissimi supporti in ergal ricavato dal pieno by k-bike.

    Il retrotreno è caratterizzato dalla sella originale rimodellata asportando la porzione del passeggero, così come il telaio stesso è stato tagliato all’altezza dei maniglioni,

    il suo andamento particolarmente orizzontale limitava notevolmente la percezione del dinamismo.

    Una volta saldato al T.I.G un nuovo traversino per chiudere la struttura ho disegnato un nuovo telaietto minimale da imbullonare al telaio, relegando ad esso il ruolo di supporto targa e scarico.

    Mantenendo la sella originale e dovendo contenere gli ingombri la forma stessa della coda mi sembrava quasi obbligata, una sorta di pinna di squalo,

    arcuata e semplicissima nello sviluppo dei piani, con l’unico vezzo da ricercare nel solco che ospita parte del gruppo ottico posteriore, che tuttavia caratterizza, nel suo spezzare la linea teorica, un segno forte.

    La moto è stata completamente smontata pulita e lucidata, infine ho  steso  la vernice verde acqua e grigio metallizzato omaggio a Paul Smart.

    Sul lato destro fa bella mostra di se la targa in carbonio e rame che ne certifica la serie numerata.

    Telaio s4r 2007 modificato

    Motore     testastretta coppa bassa 999

    Filtro aria dna

    Scarico termignoni

    Pedane ducabike

    Piattello frizione ducabike

    Serbatoio- parafango anteriore e posteriore- copri cinghie-coda- carbonio by Giordano Loi

    Verniciatura By Giordano Loi e Gianni Fancello

    Sella rivestita in alcantara marina con cuciture oro



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