Chris Stout's 2005 Ducati Monster
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!
- Barnett Racing Clutch Plates
- Galfer Pads
- Bar End Mirror
- Vortex Racing Clip-ons
- Yuasa Battery
- Black Acewell 1550R Digital LCD Multifunction Speedometer/Tachometer
- Biltwell Recoil Grips