Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious – one of the longest words in English vocabulary to describe something that is extraordinarily good or wonderful. But why are we using this word here? That’s because we couldn’t think of any other word to appreciate the effort put in by the builders at Mean Green Customs on this KTM Duke motorcycle. Now, some of you may not be very appreciative of the form these blokes have given to this machine, but there is absolutely no questioning the hard work that has gone into the fine detailing.
KTM Duke motorcycles turned out to be a blank canvas for many custom builders. Mean Green Customs have used their colours and brushes well, and their latest creation is a painting that you can admire for hours without blinking. Named “The Alchemist” which literally means “power or process that changes or transforms something in a mysterious or impressive way” is indeed one of the best detailed custom jobs that we have come across on a small capacity motorcycle for some time now.
The overall design receives plenty of swag with elements of gold across the motorcycle
The attention to detail has been carried on remarkably well and the motorcycle looks very appealing in photographs
The stock fender has been replaced by this custom made unit that stays in line with the angular design language
The Mean Green Customs tag proudly sits on the oil reservoir, right above the Racing KTM tag
The radiator is jeweled up by a custom made grill with Mean Green Custom brandingand gold colored sides
The metal bodywork is an interesting combination of two tones with hints of gold on the headlight cover, fuel tank, bar end mounted rear view mirrors, radiator, front and rear suspension and the exhaust pipe to name a few. The alloy wheels and soft compound stock MRF tyres have been thrown out of the door to make way for spoke wheels and Metzeler Karoo tyres. The underbelly exhaust also has been replaced by a neatly designed exhaust system while a gold colored shield protects from the hot metal.
Other cosmetic changes include a custom built front fender, an engine guard and radiator guard with gold colored sides. The rear seat has been eliminated and so have been the pillion foot rest which give The Alchemist a cleaner look at the rear. Adding to the minimalistic design is the rear number plate holder that wraps the rear wheel thus eliminating the elongated tail unit on the stock motorcycle.
The overall design appears to have been put together for serious off-roading but we are not sure how many people would like to spoil this beauty with mud and dust. Do you like this rather ostentatious design, or is it too kitschy for your taste? Do let us know your views through the comments section below.
Source: Mean Green Customs