JvB MOTO Ducati Monster 1100
A young German designer called Jens Vom Brauck
won a Ducati international design contest with a concept called “Flat Red”.
This concept lead into a real functioning Flat Red and the beginning of his company JvB-MOTO.
Jens became well know in the European custom scene and he set about to create yet another great bike,
the latest creation being the “Flat Red II”.
Sadly, Jens said this would be the last of its kind, “Flat Red II” was more based for the commission.
Perhaps, he has other stuff in the works, all we can do is wait!
It’s based on a Ducati Monster 1100, and sports an aluminum tank with a carbon cover. The emphasis was on saving weight—the bike hits the scales at just 150 kg, but packs a cool 100 bhp, thanks to a custom exhaust and a Termignoni ECU.
Flat Red II is no show pony: there’s Öhlins suspension all-round, and forged OZ wheels help to reduce weight still further. The swingarm is a modified Monster 696 item that conceals a compact li-ion battery. The brake fluid reservoirs are now located inside the top yoke, in place of the usual handlebar rubber mountings.
Hand-made aluminum parts are everywhere, from the oil cooler housing to the air intake to the front fender. The rear fender and headlight surround are carbon fiber, and the electrics are hidden within the shell of the new tank.