Ducati Café Fighter Concept by Gannet Design

07/09/2014 @ 3:39 pm, by Jensen Beeler13 COMMENTS

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Last year we brought you the interesting Fluid Ducati Superleggera Concept by Gannet Design, and unsurprisingly our die hard Ducatisti readers had a thing or two to say about the render. Well, Gannet Design is back with another sketch that is sure to pique the ire of some.

Using the Ducati 1199 Panigale once again as a starting point, Gannet incorporates some roadster and café racer elements into the high-revving sport bike. The effect is interesting, and serves as a stark contrast to the lines of the original Panigale, and Gannet’s “Fluid” design.

The man behind the work, Ulfert Janssen, describes his work as “a mix of classic cafe racer proportion and a modern mono place street fighter…hence Cafe Fighter.”

“The tank is kept from the original Panigale, and is given a raw brushed finish. The tank is partly covered by a hugging design element, which gives the bike a very different line. The volume at the bottom brings the bike good stance and stability with a lot of attitude,” he added.

The additional design elements are made from carbon fiber in the woven texture and painted, therefore is this striped down version of the bike extremely light.”

Source: Gannet Design