Diamond Atelier, Munich's perfectionist bike modifiers, describe their work as "a swift kick to the jaw". We think they've reached a new level with this one-off golden version of the Monster 1200R, Ducati's race bike for the road. Here's why:
The frame is gilded with 24K gold. There's a pinstripe in real gold around the unique olive green of the tank. Diamond Atelier had a former trainee gilder on their staff and a client who'd given them free rein, so they reckoned, why not?
As if the 1200R wasn't aggressive enough, Diamond Atelier took off the tail and used 3D printing to create a sawn-off new one, duly gilded. A bespoke subframe supports it. The new saddle is hand-stitched cowhide.
A custom triple clamp lowers the handlebars, while turn signals by Microgadget are visible only when in use. At the rear, LEDs provide lighting and indicators.
This golden steed remains a true Monster on the road. The 1,198cc V-Twin delivers 152bhp, rocketing its rider to 160mph on the nearest Autobahn.
Photography Lukas Magerl - @lumafoto
Like this? Then you should see Diamond Atelier's incredible BMW Mark II Bike series.
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