The Ducati Monsters have never been about blending in with the herd. Their naked styling proudly shows off their trellis frames. Ducati’s signature desmodromic-valve V-twins provide an unmistakable soundtrack. And their overall vibe just says, “Don’t mess with us, capisce?”
Naturally, seeking to alter this vibe can be a dangerous game. Customizers run the risk of turning these stripped-down Ducs into caricatures of their stock selves. Thankfully, the gang at South Garage has not fallen into this trap. Instead, they’ve turned a roughly decade-old Monster S4R into a toned, EICMA award winning retro cool café racer called the Kelevra.