JACKET + PANTS. The Mercury Flex Tech Jacket and Jean combination are part of the Olympia Moto Sports Premium Leather Collection. Offering full armor and a removeable Thermolite liner, the Mercury combines distinictive, sophisticated elegence with the comfort and security of 1.2 mm Nubuck cowhide. HELMET. Simpson’s Outlaw helmet is headwear designed for bare-knuckle canyon brawling. No frills styling and a matte black finish mimics the Lockhart Phillips Ducati ST4R’s upper fairing, as does the white/red Simpson logo. BOOTS + GLOVES. Prepared for unpredictable weather, Tour Master Waterproof Road Boots are comfortable, protective and understatedly tasteful. Spidi’s Strada gloves utilize racing-sourced features for serious sport/touring. (Click image to enlarge)
A Penske rear shock with a RCS titanium spring moves the ride height up an inch for improved turning and clearance. Race Tech reworked the fork internals to help accommodate the increased performance. A Toby steering damper stabilizes the ST4R’s higher speeds.Visually, the color scheme is inspired by the HMC Ducati 749 Formula Extreme racing motorcycle, as evidenced by the red powdercoated frame, anodized black swingarm, and clear-coated black matte paint on the fairing. A Lockhart Phillips tailpiece conversion moves the ST4R’s styling cues even farther into the sporting realm.