Diamond Atelier’s 2017 Ducati Monster 1200 R custom, the “DA#15”, proves that dogs have been usurped for the title of Man’s Best Friend. Diamond Atelier has become known for great custom bike builds, but the Munich-based bike builders have enriched their latest build to a new standard. The DA#15 starts with an already impressive 2017 Ducati Monster 1200 R. The bike comes with 152 horsepower and 125 lb-ft of torque thanks to its 1200 cm3Testastretta 11 DS twin cylinder engine (the “R” version). It comes with a 6-speed gearbox that has been combined with a wet multi-plate slipper clutch with a self-serve system. All that power is tempered by Ducati’s Traction Control system and riding modes.
Considering just how intense the Ducati is naked, dressing it up might seem like overkill—until you see what Diamond Atelier did. Diamond Atelier equipped the bike with a custom 3D-printed tail end, a hand stitched cowhide leather seat, and a custom subframe. A deep Kelly Green was used for the paint job. But the stand out feature is the 24-karat gold accents on the frame. Against eh green and black of the bike, the gold really pops and is bound to catch the eye.
And that’s where the title of Man’s Best Friend comes in. Sure, a puppy can garner some attention from the ladies. The DA#15, however, draws in the ladies and sets you apart as a man’s man. But that’s what diamonds and gold can do for you.