Nicolas Petit, a 25 year old Frenchman who lives just outside of Paris, is a motorcycle mechanic by day, and motorcycle sketcher by night. With already an impressive resume of motorcycle design sketches and renders to his name, we think Nicolas can add one more stunning example to the list: the Ducati Desmosedici RR Trike concept. We’re not huge fans of trikes here at A&R, but when you base your concept off one of the most powerful streetbikes ever created, it certainly catches our attention. Photos and more after the jump.
In his drawings, Nicolas doesn’t just take a D16 and add a two wheel front-end to it. Instead, he takes the Italian lines and design elements and extends those into thought process on how the trike would look if Ducati was responsible for its production. The result is a dead-sexy front end that looks like the cross between an ATV and a Formula1 car. There’s some subtle changes to the D16’s tail section, but overall the lines of the Ducati remain intact.
Two wheels may be better than three, but we’d pick this thing over a Can-Am Spyder any day.