After looking over Nicolas Petit's design for the BMW S1000RR adventure bike, I noticed another re-purposed Superbike, this time, starting with a Ducati Desmosedici, he turns it into a trike.
Maybe it's a French thing. Although Ludovic Lazareth has built a few pretty incredible trikes, Nicolas pushes the envelope a bit further with this completely over the top transitional vehicle. Maybe the Can-Am Roadster strikes him as just too sedate, maybe all of those Desmosedicis on the market from owners tired of the impractical racer in their garage are a tantalizing supply of project material, who knows? Roland Sands turned one into a street tracker, so why not a trike?
Actually, according to Nicolas, he's aiming more in the direction of a high performance quad instead of some sort of Can-Am type vehicle, so non-leaning with lots of acceleration and great braking, but watch out for the turns!
Imagine riding up into a group of Can-Am roadsters and seeing the look on their faces.
Yes, someone needs to build this.
Link: Nicolas Petit