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Rough Crafts builds the Monster café that Ducati won’t

Rough Crafts builds the Monster café that Ducati won’t

Indigo Flyer: A Ducati Monster 1200 S cafe racer by Rough Crafts
As everyone keeps saying, Ducati has missed a trick by not having a contemporary SportClassic in its range. Rough Crafts is here to show us what could be done, with this superb Ducati Monster-based café racer.

It doesn’t quite cut the same silhouette as the original SportClassic. But according to Rough Crafts’ Winston Yeh, that was never the point. Drawing inspiration from the half-faired Paul Smart version of the iconic Duc, he set out to re-interpret rather than replicate it.

Indigo Flyer: A Ducati Monster 1200 S cafe racer by Rough Crafts
The result is modern realization of the SportClassic, infused with that signature Rough Crafts style. It’s a gutsy move, but we’ve yet to see Winston put a foot wrong. The Taiwanese customizer has impeccable taste and a keen eye—and both have been put to good use here.…

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