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Chris Stout's 2005 Ducati Monster

Chris Stout's 2005 Ducati Monster
By Dime City Cycles January 29, 2019 8 comments

Dr. Chris Stout's 2005 Ducati S2R 800 Monster

As if DCC customer Chris Stout's resume wasn't impressive enough, he finds the time to build some pretty cool motorcycles. The stock Ducati S2R is a fast, beefy bike as is, but Chris took the liberty to make creative improvements, both performance and cosmetic.

"Double Espresso" was a name chosen to pay homage to the signature Ducati twin (or Desmo) and it's reconfiguration as an Italian café racer, based on a basket-case 2005 Ducati Monster S2R (803cc). This project has taken 4 years and the talents of many to resurrect a non-running bike and a "box-o-parts". The goal was to thread stitch everything together to achieve a café racer that was a bit different than the rest.

Chris is no stranger to Duc projects, as this is his 3rd completed endeavor, but as he puts it, it's the "most altered/resurrected and the most fun to ride."

"In addition to the Dime City parts, I sourced other bits and pieces from Berlin and Italy," Stout writes. "I had to fabricate others. None was easy or quick. A lot of ideas simply did not work. Design, try, iterate, and try again. Rinse and repeat."

But, you don't receive the APA International Humanitarian Award by laying down when things get tough.

"People don't realize the attention to detail unless they come up to it when parked," says Stout. "Like the pinstripe that is actually the Italian flag drawn across the length of the bike, or the word "Ducati" that is barely visible on the tank - or the fact that we used red matte film, not paint."

"Big thanks to Dime City and the other artists and craftspeople that have helped to make my vision for such a bike a reality."

Excellent job, Chris and thank you for choosing Dime City Cycles!

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Photo Credit: Keith Treder Photography
The Toy Shop

Drew January 30, 2019 at 4:42 PM
Sweet Looking Machine!!! :)
Dr Chris Stout January 31, 2019 at 3:55 PM
Thanks deew!
Drew February 1, 2019 at 11:01 AM
Welcome!!! Especially love the way that red "wrap" hits the light!!! Nice touch!!! :)
Dr Chris Stout January 30, 2019 at 5:31 PM
Thanks for the Showcase! Your parts and ethos helped make this idea a reality!
Look for it at the upcoming International Motorcycle Show in Chicago and it it could be yours as it will be auctioned on eBay as a fundraiser to the ATI Foundation!
Bob January 30, 2019 at 6:19 PM
..not familiar w/ the red , I guess you would call it shrink wrap finish..any info on that?
Dr Chris Stout January 31, 2019 at 3:56 PM
Yes, there were doxents of variations and finishes. Contact Laura at The Toy Shop in Arlington Heights, IL. She's amazing!
Thomas February 2, 2019 at 9:32 AM
Very nice build, love the wrap, especially the tricolor stripes. Can you tell me more about the fork covers?
Dr Chris Stout February 6, 2019 at 5:02 PM
Sure, what would you like to know? They are fiberglass, wrapped in carbon fiber film.