Do you remember the Pierobon frame kit for the Ducati 1199 Panigale that we showed you back in November? If you’re a loyal reader, you should — it was one of our most popular articles that month.

An answer for those who think that the Panigale’s “frameless” chassis is affected by the same woes as the MotoGP project, Pierobon’s steel-trellis frame replaces the load-bearing headtube/airbox design from Ducati.

While we wait to hear back from the folks at Pieroban about how their creation goes around the race track, the clever Photoshoppers at Krax-Moto have takien the Italian fabricator’s photos, and used them to ink a very impressive streetfighter / café racer concept.

A little headlight here, and little leather seat there — it’s really surprising how little need to be tweaked to make the design work. If the Pierobon folks are sharp, they’ll include Krax Moto’s changes in a kit for customers. Would you take this over a Ducati Monster 1200 S? We would.


Photos of the Pieroban-Framed Ducati 1199 Panigale:

Source: Krax-Moto


    All Day, Every Day… This is AWESOME!

    As a former 1099 Streetfighter owner I would say this is FAR more desirable than either my former mount or a new Monster.

  • tj

    cool and all but their is ALLOT of electrical missing

  • M

    [heart stops]

  • paulus

    it does look sweet indeed!

  • Vinod

    The headlight looks muscular. I like this bike.

  • froryde

    I think that’s a Guzzi California headlight. LIKE!

  • Gerd

    It’s looking great – but in this shape will never happen :-(
    I only see the oil cooler – no place for the huge Panigale water coolers…

  • Gerd

    (sorry) … if we are speaking as a “Naked Bike”!

  • buellracerx

    Does Pierobon have $200k to blow on low or high pressure die cast tooling? Do they even own or know how to use a structural FEA tool? Does an Al cast member look as sexy as a tube trellis?

    these are more likely reasons for their decision. Most likely the only question in their decision matrix was the latter.

    sorry, more piss and vinegar there than intended. Excellent site and article write-up