Ten years ago, Ducati caused a flurry of interest in the custom world with its International Design Contest. The winner was an unknown young German designer called Jens vom Brauck, with a stunning concept called ‘Flat Red.’ Vom Brauck now runs the custom workshop JvB-Moto and he's just released Flat Red II, based on the Ducati Monster 1100. Could this be the greatest custom Ducati of the 21st century so far?
No one does that raw, retro racer look as well as Radical Ducati. The Madrid workshop channels a very appealing vintage aesthetic—and then backs it up with serious performance upgrades. Pepo Rosell and Reyes Ramon build Ducatis that go as fast as they look. This is their latest, nicknamed ‘Endurance 2013’ and based on a 1997 Ducati Monster M900. It’s dripping with upgrades, starting with a blueprinted engine fitted with ported heads and hooked up to a lightweight flywheel for extra snap.
This fruit cake recipe is adapted from an old magazine. Loaded with dried fruits steeped in rum and wine, richly flavored with aromatic spices, nicely balanced flavors, not too sweet and slightly dense fruit cake is a keeper with flavor, color and texture improving with age.