At the end of the day purchasing a automobile is more of an emotional decision than a practical one. We look at things like styling, performance, economy and price and then decide on which ones we can compromise on. It’s tough, but in the end, reason and common sense generally win out over sheer emotion and we end up driving home in something practical. It sucks, but unfortunately that’s the way it usually happens. There are however some exceptions to the rule. For example, I’d sell body parts to purchase a 1971 Lamborghini Miura SV, a car that I’ve lusted after since birth. As for bikes, well I’m not sure I’d go down the body part road, but I’d definitely dive deep into the realm of illegal activities to own something like the Ducati dirt tracker you see here. This stunner was built by one Marcus Carlsson of Marcus Moto Design, and takes inspiration from a 1975 Formula 1 car, and an ’80s-era motocrosser.
The bike took Carlsson six months to build and utilizes the mill from a crashed 2001 Ducati 996, Brembo brakes and wheels from a Ducati 848 and beefy Öhlins suspension that was tweaked specifically for this application. As for that funky tank scoop – that was inspired by Niki Lauda’s 1975 Ferrari 312T Formula 1 car. Pretty cool stuff right? I’m actually thinking that it’s a good thing that this machine is way across the pond right now as it’s currently up for sale for a price that I can nowhere near afford. However, for those of you with deep pockets, please feel free to inquire about the bike by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org .