A ghost created from a monster. Sounds like the beginning of a horror film. No, it isn’t. It’s a custom-built motorcycle from a Manchester-based workshop that wants to push the boundaries not only in terms of design but also in terms of components and manufacture. As a result, carbon fiber was heavily used, and there were several sharp lines.
Beginning with a Monster
The ‘Ghost’ was created on a 1994 Ducati Monster 600. It boasts a 583cc, 90-degree V-Twin desmodromic air-cooled four-stroke engine and a five-speed manual transmission. It generates a respectable 53 horsepower at 8250 rpm and 35 pound-feet of torque at 7,000 rpm. It was regarded as the smaller sibling of the larger 900 Monster. The engine delivers plenty of low- and mid-range oomph. The 600 became a successful model for the brand due to its distinct appearance, decent performance, and low cost.
Making The Ghost Requires More Than Just A Parts Bin
The men from ‘For The Bold Industries’ built a lot of stuff by hand rather than outsourcing individual parts and then putting them together. The front headlight fairing is one of them. Made of plastic in a minimalist, café-racer style, with an asymmetrical double headlight. The wheels, on the other hand, are a different matter. Takasago rims are made by Excel in Japan.
They are made of 7000 series aluminum and were designed for off-road racing. Just what your custom motorcycle need. The rims needed to be matched with the hubs, which required some additional labor. Dime City Cycles created the hubs, which were initially designed for the Yamaha XS 650, with a silver-anodized finish on billet aluminum.
Bodywork And Design That Is One-Of-A-Kind
Even more stunning is the rest of the bike. The fuel tank, like the tail unit, is made of CNC aluminum. To stay true to the ‘lightweight motif,’ the entire body was composed of ultra-light carbon fiber. A TFX 141 rear mono-shock is hidden beneath the frame. Because of the limited area, its hose is flexible and can be put in a variety of positions. A suitable exhaust system is required for the rebuilt engine.
The Ex-Box stainless steel one came from an Italian business called ‘QD Exhaust.’ It is positioned low on the motorcycle and is based on the resonance chamber concept. Keeping the weight as low to the ground as feasible should result in increased performance.
The color scheme is breathtaking. Carbon fiber, along with geometric forms and gray that transitions from darker to brighter tones, gives it an attractive feel. Add a gloss orange powder-coated trellis frame and a black Alcantara seat with orange stitching, and you’ve got one eye-catching motorcycle.