I think it’s time to admit that I have a problem. An addiction if you will. I’m completely and utterly obsessed with motorbikes and since having a Cagiva Mito 125 in my teenage years I’ve been utterly in awe of them. Once in a while a bike will come along that makes me weak at the knees and the Hazan Motorworks custom Ducati MC900 manages to do just that.
To the untrained eye, the finished machine looks like it’s ready for its close-up in the next Mad Max movie but to Maxwell Hazan, the Los Angeles motorcycle obsessive who built it, this Ducati MC900 would not look out of place in an art gallery. With a background in interior design, Hazan moved into customising bikes purely because he loves his craft rather than money and his eye for intricate details has been praised by enthusiasts and experts alike.
“Motorcycles are an artistic medium. I approach the process as if it were a painting or sculpture. Each part is the same as a brushstroke.” – Maxwell hazan
In the growing American custom bike scene, Hazan Motorworks are one of the more respected names and just looking at this Ducati Monster it’s easy to see why. It was commissioned by a collector from the UK who was very specific with it’s unique look, and more importantly the unique sound.
In fashion, an outfit stands out if it has unique details that are hard to find anywhere else and with the Ducati MC900 this is no different. For instance, the stainless steel of the exhaust forms a spaghetti junction of turns before exiting the bike while the entire bike frame is bespoke. It literally would not work on any other model. The fuel tank is fitted with a tachometer that was commissioned to resemble an antique diver’s watch while all the electronics are hidden under the tank, to ensure a cleaner look an help aerodynamics. To put it simply, this bike is every engineers wet dream and deserves all the praise the praise it has received.
Hazan Motorworks MC900
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