• Feb 9, 2007

There are a lot of superlatives that could be equally applied to Ferraris and to custom choppers by their respective enthusiasts, and we're not going to try to name them all. But that's probably why there have been so many efforts to blend the two, with varied results.

One builder of custom choppers built a red stallion for Michael Schumacher upon his retirement. Another motorcycle craftsman built two one-off sport-bikes: one powered by a Ferrari V12 and another with a V8 out of a Ferrari 308. Even legendary custom bike designer Arlen Ness styled a chopper after the iconic Testarossa.

The latest crossover between the world of the steel stallion and the prancing horse is this custom chopper, powered by the 140-hp engine from the Triumph 955 Triple. The high-gloss red paintjob even comes complete with race livery, but after watching Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man, we're surprised the builder didn't include the team's principle sponsor. The bike was recently up for sale on eBay for about fifteen grand.

Watch the video after the jump.

[Source: Motorpasion]




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      • 7 Years Ago
      Ferrari? I don't think so.

      " About as evocative of ferrari performance as putting the prancing horse on a deisel-electric locomotive."

      The diesel electric may well be the future so don't knock it.

      Hopefully Ferrari doesn't ever build something like this. Could you imagine?

      No hold that if you can.
      • 7 Years Ago
      About as evocative of ferrari performance as putting the prancing horse on a deisel-electric locomotive.

      If I wanted a Ferrari road bike... I'd buy a Ducati 1098, or an MV Agusta F4 series. (and have a legendary motorcycle nameplate on an exquisite machine, rather than a car brand on a bike that won't handle.)
      • 7 Years Ago
      I'm not going to say anything about the bike, but whoever made the video must work behind the camera in the porn film industry. It was so bad it was good.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I've seen this bike before, in person. It was at teh Festival of Speed in St. Petersburg last year. i'm sure it's been around for a while before that, it's not exactly the show you debut at. The two things I remember about it are that it's loud and the exhaust smells wonderful.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I'll take a Ducati.
      • 7 Years Ago
      All i can say is that Ferrari Choper is a new commercial issue for the Ferrari Company...Ferrari is a well known company for speed cars not for speed chopers...there are other types of companies recognized for speed chopers...

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