Saturday, June 20, 2009

Gooichi 749: Longer, lower, hotter…


The Gooichi 749 gets down low...!

Pics: DucCutters, Gooichi Motorsports

From Gooichi Motorsports / DucCutters, here’s a modded 2003 Ducati 749. ‘I can never leave anything stock, and one thing led to another. I wanted to do something different with the bike, something that would make Ducati purists cringe,’ says the Gooichi 749’s owner. So, of course, the bike was lowered, fitted with a stretched swingarm, custom-built exhaust, spoked wheels, aftermarket rear shock and… the list just goes on and on.

‘I wanted to go for an old school look, so we sprayed it hot rod black with solid red flake scallops, equipped with red and white pin stripes all around. I also designed a nice air ride kit for it, along with some carbon pieces and custom side-mount exhaust,’ says the bike’s owner. ‘For some this would be enough, but when things snowball around here, it never stops! I ended up making a one-off, 14 over aluminium tubular swingarm to house a custom fat spoked rim. We went with ‘Ride Wright Fat 50’ 18-inch wheels, with a 300 in the back, chrome spokes with black rims,’ he adds.

The Gooichi 749 isn’t, of course, for everybody but for those who like to get down long and low, it’s probably a slice of heaven…


Not that the stock 749 isn't good looking, of course...

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

How to totally ruin a perfectly good superbike just so you can cruise Ocean Drive at 25mph looking like a big d__k head.

Anonymous said...

ohoh? why this ? why so ugly?

Anonymous said...

Super-bike becomes super-stupid.
Stretched look is big in east USA and so is the hair. All and all worthless.

Anonymous said...

You don't have to be a Ducati purist to cringe at this PoS. Who has ever sat on a sport bike and said to themselves, "Mmmmm, this is great, I just wish it wasn't as agile or quick around corners"

Sam said...

I'd pay $50 for that.. and the yellow bike in the background..

comfort_chaos said...

Faster & Faster, please, please post another article. Looking at that....abomination....just makes die a little bit every time I look at it.

Sam said...

This just shows that money can't buy taste. Period.
Aaaaaarrrrgghh!

XXX said...

come on guys, give him a break. ok, so you don't like his bike, so big deal...! not everyone wants the same thing and people CAN have different ideas on what their perfect shud be. so why slam someone for building something U don't like? whatever happened to live and let live. pls folks, ride, and let ride. peace

XXX

Anonymous said...

Can this P.O.S. even be ridden? Look at the swingarm angle and the chain run. The seat is resting on the rear wheel. Even if this is your kind of bike, the visual lines are all wrong; it looks like an elephant sat on it. It is no longer a motorcycle; it is a useless piece of 'sculpture' with little connection to motorcycles or any semblance of good taste.

krellhonk said...

This pointless abomination has no merit on any level. It highlights the stupidity and bad taste inflicting the motorcycle 'customising' scene.

There appears to be a whole infection of bad taste Ducati 'customs' spreading from over at gulp 'ducCutters.com'

I can't stand Pierre Terblanche's designs, but even he doesn't deserve this.

Anonymous said...

yes it can be ridden, it is equipped with air ride, turn it on and she raises up to ride height!!

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