Black and Black. This Bologna Beast gets a makeover in a café racer style by Winston Yeh of Rough Crafts.

Another build is in the books for Winston Yeh, this time it’s a steed from Italy that he got his hands on. Yeh worked on a Ducati Monster 821, completing the build and naming it “Bologna Dogfight.” The direction of the build is Café Racer, achieved by simple body lines, copious attention to detail, and black—lots of black.

We’ve covered a number of Yeh’s work from his build house, Rough Crafts. Other projects include other Bologna-born models like the XDiavel “Flatout Titan,” the Honda CB1100 “Oriental Uppercut,” the BMW R 18 “Berlin Barnstormer,” and a few others. 

The Monster 821 was launched in Mid 2014, and it was the Italian brand’s sport-naked offering with an 821cc Testastretta L-Twin engine that had a listed power output of 109 hp and 63.4 foot-pounds of torque. The 821 followed Ducati’s “Il Mostro” formula with the trellis frame and upright but rather sporty ergonomics first pioneered in the 90s. 

With that menacing nameplate and character on the base bike, I have to say it looks stunning in black and with custom 3D-printed parts. Rough Crafts went for a more retro aesthetic with the Monster, opting for the 3D printing to make up the construction of the tank, fairings, and tail. Rough Crafts made a new frame for the 821, a duplicate from a prior project and crafted around the venerable L-Twin powerplant.