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Brooklyn Moto Custom Carbon Fiber 1198S Ducati

Coming back from Joshua's house, Mark from Brooklyn Moto had invited me to come to a motorcycle BBQ in Brooklyn, and watch MotoGP, the fifth round taking place in Le Mans in France.

Mark was also unveiling a custom motorcycle that he's been working on four almost four years, an incredible engine, drive-train, swing-arm and wheels from an 1198,
bolted onto an iconic 916 frame (actually a 748, but bike looks the same).
Even after tons of custom modifications, like the powder-coated gold frame (matching the chain and wheels), Ohlins, Motogadget turn signals, and a ton of other mods you can't even count... 
The entire bike (save the tank at this point) is made of carbon-fiber, creating an incredible black and gold two-tone aesthetic that I've never seen on virtually another bike like this before.
 Mark had the bike custom painted for the party, even though the design wasn't permanent.

Before watching MotoGP, Mark pulled out the bike, starting it up

 and taking it for it's first ride. 

I only caught the tail-end of the party, but Mark and I decided to pull up our bikes together and get a photo-op.
Playing with my new GoPro, I think I got a few awesome shots of the beautiful bike built by Brooklyn Moto.
and videos. 

Mark even programmed the dashboard to read B-R-O-O-K-L-Y-N M-O-T-O when you turn the key in the ignition. 
The dry clutch is so signature Ducati. 

My 996 pales in comparison, but I still have dreams about it at night. 
I love this bike.  
After drooling over our motorcycles, we watched Valentino Rossi get eclipsed by Jorge Lorenzo, which I guess is ok now that he's moving to Ducati next year. 

© 2016 Tigh Loughhead



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