I think in 2016, we will find that the whole post-authentic motorcycle movement officially jumped that shark right about at this point in time. The 2015 EICMA show was inundated with café racers and scramblers from manufacturers that wanted to cash in on the budding trend.
Now with Deus ex Machina up for sale and no Honda CB350 left behind, the industry feels ready for the next moto du jour – though not before we give it one last go, of course.
The Ducati 1199 Panigale isn’t exactly the best donor to a café racer build, but it certainly is an intriguing one. The guys at AD Koncept have dreamt up that idea, finding a stylish solution to Ducati’s Superquadro power plant and its “frameless” chassis.
The effect is interesting, though there are obvious drawbacks to using the superbike as a starting point, namely the plumbing for the exhaust and radiators.