We really want to hate this F1 Tracker concept by Marcus Moto Design, we really do. While the BMX-style handlebars might be palatable, the huge 1970′s F1-inspired air scoop is not only awkwardly eye-catching, but could potentially make things interesting from a practicality point-of-view. So we won’t hold it against of our dear readers if the comments section is full of snarky anonymous posts blasting the F1 Tracker into motorcycling hell…honest.
But before you set phasers to kill, take a second look at this design, because there is some sheer brilliance in it. Air scoops aside (we must admit, it does grow on you after a while), the F1 Tracker’s lines have a great flat-tracker meets sport bike quality to them that makes you with the Italian company would pick-up on some of the ideas Marcus is putting down here…and then there’s the carbon fiber…everything. We like that.
It’s probably the curved and pointed tail section that puts the F1 Tracker over the top for us. Or it could be the fact that the body is comprised of a single-piece of carbon fiber composite work, that can be removed and unmounted with only six screws. The same goes for the radiator/side-mounted headlight mount, battery tray, and yes…even the seat is made out of carbon fiber. A leather seat can be added to the F1 Tracker if one so desires, but why would you want to go do something silly like that?
Powered by a Ducati Superbike 996 motor, this street-tracker concept could easily find itself a niche in Ducati’s line-up (right between the Streetfighter and Hypermotard we think), and already has the tri-color paint job to boot. Öhlins suspension, Brembo brakes, and yes…that’s an Aprilia Racing exhaust (we don’t know why either).
If you really love Marcus Moto Design’s F1 Tracker, then you’re in luck as it’s for sale. Contact them on their site for details, and know that you’re financing the firm’s next motorcycling project (thus doing the world a huge favor).