Today we have a concept sketch that should appeal to A&R‘s Ducatisti readership, as Isaac Chavira brings us his rendition of a Ducati Monster 848R. The name sort of gives off what’s going on here, as Chavira has incorporated the 848’s superbike motor into a Monster chassis (a Monster 796 chassis to be exact).
While the Monster line has become Ducati’s air-cooled street machine, we like where Chivra’s head is at when explains his choice for using the 848 Superbike’s water-cooled motor: “As you’ll see I have given it a heart transplant stuffing the 848’s motor into the Monsters chassis. After all they gave it a menacing name, why not have the heart of a beast right?”
In addition to adding the heart of the beast, Chivra has added an 1198R’s front-end and rear shock, and also fit the Ducati Monster 848R with some of Ducati’s go-fast Performance parts. A DP slipper clutch has been installed, as well as a full Termignoni titanium exhaust with ECU upgrade finishing out the kit.
Chivra also says that he sees his design having the trellis frame pipe thickness thinned out to 0.5mm, with a cast magnesium sub-frame to boot. All-in-all a package worthy of the “R” designation from the Bologna brand. Don’t expect Ducati to build one anytime soon, but then again, that’s not really the point of this now is it?