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Ducati Desmolight 450 concept by Oberdan Bezzi

Ducati Desmolight 450 concept by Oberdan Bezzi

Ducati might not really think at building a single-cylinder naked for the crowd of beginners and motorcycle enthusiasts looking for an affordable and fuel-efficient two-wheeled commuter, but – as this sketch reveals – they don’t know what they’re missing. The concept, designed by Oberdan Bezzi and called Ducati Desmolight 450 is dedicated to all adrenaline junkies out there, so it should be sporty and versatile, just the way riders expect an Italian bike to be.

Using Ducati’s distinctive styling and an entry-level approach towards the bike’s every single aspect (forget the Brembo brakes), any bike looking like that as it comes out the Borgo Panigale’s factory could really make it in the real world. But in the end this remains only a very plausible concept bike.

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Ducati Desmotracker by Oberdan Bezzi

Ducati Desmotracker by Oberdan Bezzi

Here’s another interesting motorcycle sketch that has just emerged from the magic hands of Oberdan Bezzi, who not only sees the Ducati Desmotracker as just a new Duck, but an important part of a whole new lineup that is supposed to be called “single demo”. The other one would be the Desmoscrambler that we have recently seen.

Although Ducati didn’t quite seem an adept of the single-cylinder engine configuration lately, we have to admit that Obiboi’s concept looks plausible and very attractive, the kind of bike that Steve McQueen would have liked to ride. Click past the break for the official description (google translation).

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Ducati Desmoscrambler concept by Oberdan Bezzi

Ducati Desmoscrambler concept by Oberdan Bezzi

Italian design guru Oberdan Bezzi has inked another motorcycle sketch indicating Ducati the possibilities of enlarging their lineup this time with what Obiboi calls the Ducati Desmoscrambler. The concept is a single-cylinder desmo addressed to everyone searching for a fun and economical motorcycle that can be used both on and off the road. Personality is also taken into consideration.

At its base, a 450cc single-cylinder engine should help at turning most of the designer’s ideas into reality, but only if Ducati ever considers the Desmoscrambler 450 for their future lineup.

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Ducati Desmocross concept by Oberdan Bezzi

Ducati Desmocross concept by Oberdan Bezzi

Oberdan Bezzi has inked another motorcycle sketch, one that catches our attention for being very realistic and yet almost 100% not plausible. Why? It is a Ducati motocross bike. Ducati doesn’t do that, but the Italian designer’s Desmocross concept shows just how good their bike would look if they ever decide to go muddy.

Ducati’s motocrosser would be powered by a high-performance single-cylinder engine displacing 450cc. Obiboi assumes the machine would be great as a supermoto as well if the right wheels come into place.

In terms of design, we can spot some Aprilia RXV influences especially in the way the front end meets the number plate and the angular lines, but in the end the bike looks like it could make it to my garage anytime. That is only if Ducati will surprise us at this year’s EICMA show with an all-new Desmocross. Meanwhile, hit the jump for the designer’s description.

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2011 Martini Ducati MotoGP by Oberdan Bezzi

2011 Martini Ducati MotoGP by Oberdan Bezzi

The dices have been thrown in what the 2010 MotoGP season is concerned, so Italian design guru Oberdan Bezzi comes with a plan for both the 2011 Ducati racing team and Valentino Rossi and his latest sketch pretty much says it all.

Obiboi hopes for a 100% Italian racing team, so he revives the iconic Martini Ducati livery on a Ducati Desmosedici and hopes The Doctor will master this for many seasons to come, starting with the 2011 one. Although the chances for the designer’s dream to come true are small, Rossi hasn’t confirmed or infirmed his possible switch to Ducati in 2011.

Oberdan Bezzi describes the 2011 Martini Ducati MotoGP on his blog with the following words: “would be the result of a favorable astral conjunction, a real emergency room! Sponsor a mythical (Martini) with great tradition in the engine high-level entrant into starring in the World Championship, the renewed desire to challenge a champion without peer (Valentino Rossi) and the technical competence of a prestigious brand and hungry for glory (DUCATI)! The ingredients of a dream everything ITALIAN!”

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High concept: Ducati Desmosedici Trike

High concept: Ducati Desmosedici Trike

The Ducati Desmosedici Trike is one of those concepts that you know won’t ever make it to the streets – at least not in production form – but it can make a rider beg Ducati to consider this as an alternative to enlarge their lineup. The concept belongs to Nicolas Petit from Creil, France, a 25-year-old professional motorcycle mechanic with a soft spot for Ducatis. In his creation, he retains the rear end of the Ducati Desmosedici, but brings in a two-wheel front from whatever reason you can find in his project description:

"This project is a mix between a motorcycle and a street quad. The base is without its Desmosedici fork, the rear is slightly restyled. The ATV-type front is grafted directly on to the engine chassis – simple and effective, Spartan and light,”

To us, only the idea of a 200bhp trike makes our minds go in places they normally shouldn’t, but who cares…just take a look at this.

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Dario Caroselli's Ducati Desmo concept

Dario Caroselli’s Ducati Desmo concept

The latest creation of italian designer Dario Caroselli is called the Ducati Desmo and it is, obviously, a supersport motorcycle designed following the strict requirements that end up turning these things into “two-wheeled Ferraris”.

While there is little hope that Ducati considers adding another liter bike for their already vast supersport lineup and this could ever turn into the actual one, Caroselli has even thought at three different color schemes that could be used. Looking at the details, you can easily spot the consecrated L-twin Ducati engine configuration, which in this case attracts our attention for being positioned right in the middle for better mass centralization.

We cannot say this is not a plausible and great looking concept, but we’re simply having serious doubts that it will ever find a better place than our desktop backgrounds.

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Ducati 599 Mono concept bike - Italian looks meet Supermoto power

Ducati 599 Mono concept bike - Italian looks meet Supermoto power

This eye-catching concept bike called the Ducati 599 Mono is the latest creation of Dan Anderson, the same man behind the Voltra electric concept that blinked an eye to the motorcycle press last year.

While its creator doesn’t have bad references at all, we can’t say we’re too ashamed of the way this thing looks…perfect, that is. You can spend hours trying to find something wrong with the aggressive design, which remains faithful to the original Ducati style, but once you start getting into details, something just doesn’t fit. More precisely, the 352lbs (dry) Ducati 599 Mono concept is powered by one half of a Ducati Evoluzione 1198 engine, meaning a 599cc single-cylinder thumper.

So why would anyone want to do that? My guess is that the designer thought at sacrificing horsepower over torque so that his concept would attract attention for eventually being capable to offer supermoto-like engine performance despite the Italian supersport lines. How does this combination sound to you?

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Oberdan Bezzi Design: Ducati 989 R Desmofighter

Oberdan Bezzi Design: Ducati 989 R Desmofighter

Italian designer Oberdan Bezzi has been busy stripping down the Desmosedici RR and turning it in what appears to be the sharpest looking and most powerful European naked motorcycle ever seen, even in form of concept – the Ducati 989 R Desmofighter.

Supposed to benefit of 200 horsepower while weighing only 160 kg, the Desmofighter might just establish new power-to-weight standards for the naked category if Ducati decides to produce it.

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Ducati 1000 SS Concept

Ducati 1000 SS Concept

The skillful hand of the Italian motorcycle sketch designer Oberdan Bezzi creates an impressively accurate Ducati 1000 Supersport concept motorcycle.

Apart from the Ducati 1000 SS shown both in yellow and red, the same artist also visualizes a Ducati TT 1000 combining both colors. While this last looks more like a racing bike from the 1990s, the first looks like the proper bike to inherit 999 S’s place in Ducati’s lineup.

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Will Ducati build a V Rod competitor?

Will Ducati build a V Rod competitor?

We recently presented a rendering according to which the Triumph Rocket III could go RR and become the alternative for the Star VMAX and while that looked plausible, this Ducati concept designed by Luca Bar is simply mind blowing from where I’s sitting. Called D66, the Ducati custom motorcycle is so similar and yet totally different to the Harley-Davidson V Rod, it stands as the European alternative to a consecrated American muscle cruiser.

Now, the question is: would you consider buying this thing? Or let me rephrase that… Would you buy this thing over the V Rod if they would both cost pretty much the same?

Note that it allows for some serious customization.

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V8-powered Ducati project

V8-powered Ducati project

Dieter Hartmann-Wirthwein is a German motorcycle enthusiast who also enjoys creating unusual motorcycles. Last summer created a unique 125cc four-cylinder engine and now he finally came up to the conclusion that bigger is better and starts yet another unique project, a V8-powered Ducati.

The author of such projects is certainly an ingenious mechanic and a very patient man, but we are supposed to be proven that a V8 engine powering a two-wheeled vehicle doesn’t necessarily mean Boss Hoss. Our German took a 1992 Ducati 900 SS and seriously modified the engine in order to end up with eight cylinders instead of two and a cylinder capacity of 868cc.

The project is still undergoing, but the German already found a name for it, Ducati-Elenore. The little information posted on the Dieter’s website is the fact that the engine will have a 56mm bore and 43mm stroke and there will be two valves (27mm admission and 23 mm exhaust) for each cylinder.

Stay tuned to find out more about this project as soon as we have more information.

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Ducati Superlight 2020

Ducati Superlight 2020

Italy presents to you the Ducati Superlight 2020, the result of intensive work of students at “Transportation design” from the “Institute of Applied Art and Design” (IAAD) in Turin, Italy working strong collaboration with Ducati. The concept is being displayed at the 2008 “Facts of Design”, event organized by IAAD.

Ducati members of this project were Andrea Ferraresi (Style coordinator) and Bart Janssen (senior designer). They thought students how to take in consideration things such as effective technical methods, ergonomics and costs while their Institute teachers guided them in every single detail until finalization.

This looks like a plausible concept to us, given to the fact that it looks like a present day bike, only that funnier.

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The Ducati Monster S4R 1098 in the French Vision.

The Ducati Monster S4R 1098 in the French Vision.

Is the Ducati range about to add another member to the already impressive number? Apparently, the Italian maker prepares an ultimate version of the Monster, one that will be powered by a 1098cc twin-cylinder engine and blow everything away with its extreme design. Colors will be Red, Black and White but, more important, Marchesini provides the forks and Brembo the brakes. Wait and see what happens, but we already know that nothing can go wrong with such a project. At least, there are no clues to reflect that.

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