Location: Savannah, GA
What’s in a name? Nothing much really. Mine was taken off a fat man in his 40’s who pretended to be a teenager so he could make his daughter one of the cool kids in school. In real life, that would’ve probably landed him in jail. When it comes to this motorbike, and a name like ‘THE BRAWLER”, she doesn’t disappoint.
I first saw this bike a couple years ago on Instagram. It started out as a standard red Ducati Sport Classic GT. I used to follow the owner (back then creative director of Alexander Nash) and he drove it across the country in a very public fashion on Instagram. Nothing quite grandiose or distinctive about it. Perhaps that’s why he decided to transform it completely.
Strips & Changes
The first thing that pops is the rare brat seat. The original seat pan was preserved while the cushion was reshaped and reupholstered in brown quilted weather proof leather. I’ve never seen a Sport Classic with a brat seat before, and now I wonder, why? It’s quite refreshing. The grips are wrapped in matching leather.
The tank was swapped for a custom off white metallic paint job from a SC 1000. The ducati logo was stripped away and in its place is a symbol made out of gold leaf, literally, whose meaning I couldn’t get a straight answer for. Far be it from me to begrudge secrecy. Looks killer anyway.
The front end has been stripped off a guard, reflectors, stock headlamp mount and turn signals. In its place is a smaller headlamps with minuscule LED turn signals.
The headers are also heat-wrapped.
The most tasteful balance of old meets new that I’ve encountered.
Post Disclaimer: I’m not a billboard, nor do I get paid for reviewing these brands. I wear what I wear. I mention them only to anticipate the questions of where everything is from. I’ll let you know if that ever changes and I become like Roger Federer.
Like I’ve said many times before, a waistcoat and trousers make for a very comfortable and dapper ride. When it comes to my glove, I’m not Michael Jackson, I just lost the other one and said “Fuck it”.
Shirt: Sproos | Great fit for RTW, best value for those of you on a budget.
Shoes: Church’s | Good leather
Waistcoat + Trousers: Alexander Nash | warm weather wool
Glove: Zara | I’m just as surprised as you are.
Eyewear: DiRocco | Carbon fiber eyewear, need I say more?
Helmet: Biltwell | The helmet comes black, I did the art myself.