Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Cafe'd Ducati Superbikes, French Style

There's a specialty shop called Antibes Engineering on the Cote d'Azur (France's Mediterranean coast), that's been turning out some incredible transformations the last few years. The bike seen above is a Ducati 749 Caligna that was featured in Desmo magazine here a few years ago to rave reviews. Their newest project is a the 1098 Oté'a.

After some 1200 hours of work within the last two years, Antibes Engineering presented to the professionals at the JPMS industry show their 1098 Oté'a (read "dance with rhythmic music", in case you are not fluent in Tahitian). The only part that remains from the original bike is the swingarm and the original motor (even if it has received a little vitamin cure for the occasion). Check out some of the sneak pics below and stay tuned to their official site for the full reveal.

Source: Caradisiac