Custom Triumph Bonneville “Miss Moneypenny”

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It takes a lot of bravado to try and customize a Triumph Bonneville Standard, so it’s no surprise that the Ducati Miss Moneypenny pulls no punches in its eye-catching endeavor. A collaboration between Marcos Martines and Ducati Triumph NYC, the project sprang from a rather urbane request on the client’s behalf; that the bike be “something original he could ride and park in his living room.” Bearing this in mind, the designers revamped the Bonneville’s fuel tank, headlight, bucket, inner ring, fenders and skid plate, replacing each element with a bold copper alternative. The seat is custom leather, created using a British Customs seat pan that speaks to its namesake’s appeal. Just as Miss Moneypenny provides a perfect professional and flirtatious foil to 007, better balancing the two than he ever can, the Ducati’s motorcycle is optimized for the streets of NYC more so than its standard model. Its adjusted suspension, springs and piggyback shocks give this daring creation a smooth ride, bringing elegance to the original’s functionality. The Ducati Miss Moneypenny makes a strong statement without losing the charm of its precedent, showing the returns one can earn from a great leap of faith.

Nathaniel Barlam

Nathaniel

Amid the unrest of earning his Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from RISD, Nathaniel manages to find the time to read, write, hang out with friends, play drums, and listen to music. Nathaniel has learned a lot about architecture firsthand thanks to opportunities to live and work in Rome and Brooklyn during the past year. Coming from a family with strong roots in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, Nathaniel has always maintained a strong love for NYC especially, and after his studies finish up in Providence he may move there for a while. He hasn't decided yet. You can connect with him via Linkedin or by visiting his Portfolio page.

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