Dear Ducati,What would possess you to create a bike like the Multistrada 1000? This is not a motorcycle so much a dopamine pump directly to the fun-centre of the brain; a two-wheeled narcotic of Hunter S. Thompson proportions with a preponderance of addictive qualities to match the most potent of designer chemicals. I am "hooked" on this grin inducing chimera combination of sportbike, super-motard and standard
The Multistrada endears itself to its rider, creating a cult following. When this motorcycle was designed, vehicle manufacturers couldn't see today's "advanced" fuels being forced into the market and into the fuel tanks. The original made tank is rotationally molded nylon, which absorbs liquid into its matrix. Gasoline and nylon are ok, but add alcohol (the "ethanol" in the newest fuels), and problems start. Water moisture gets drawn into the fuel. The alcohol settles on the bottom of the tank and the four foot long nylon fuel tank expands, sometimes locking in to the frame of the motorcycle!
Drawing upon experience from our three existing fuel tanks, we plan to manufacture a replacement fuel tank for the Multistrada. We are working with Ticona to bring their Hostaform LP Acetal technology to the rescue. The tanks would be produced via extrusion blow molding (EBM), which when manufactured at an approved facility will be emissions legal. This is the same plastic and process used by OEM automakers and is leading plastic technology. The toolmaker already has scan data from the OEM tank and are at work.
We are crowdfunding pre-orders of the MTS tank to help cover tooling costs for the mold's development. Chris Kelley, President of California Cycleworks does not believe in taking money on pre-orders, and that's where invested.in comes in. You pay money and when the tanks come in, you get one at dealer pricing. If something goes wrong and there are no tanks, invested.in gives your money back to you.
Invest $300 or more
A certificate worth US$450 towards the purchase of a Ca Cycleworks MTS at retail price (planned to be US$899). Certificate has no expiration date and is transferrable. The small print: there is no small print to try and screw you out of the $300 or us taking the certificate as $450 towards the purchase of a tank.
Invest $600 or more
One Ca Cycleworks MTS tank shipped to US states outside of California via UPS Ground. Delivery is in the first wave of shipping. Shipping cost included in offer.
Invest $648 or more
One Ca Cycleworks MTS tank shipped within California via UPS Ground. Delivery is in the first wave of shipping. Shipping cost included in offer.
Invest $710 or more
One Ca Cycleworks MTS tank shipped to Canada via UPS Standard delivery. Shipping charge is included in offer note that you will need to choose a broker and there will be additional import duty you need to pay.
Invest $750 or more
One Ca Cycleworks MTS tank delivered to the nearest Cycleworks importer. See our dealer locator http://ca-cycleworks.com/dealerlocator We have importers in Australia, Japan, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom. For other countries, customers will have to coordinate a single importer to receive a pallet with a minimum of 3 tanks.
Invest $2,000 or more
Each contribution of this type will receive repayment of $2200 for their investment via $100 from each MTS tank sold by Ca Cycleworks through retail channels after completion of this project. This includes sales to dealers and distributors. In the case of multiple investors of this option, the repayments will be interleaved for even repayment.
Invest $3,000 or more
Each contribution of this type will receive repayment of $3300 for their investment via $100 from each MTS tank sold by Ca Cycleworks through retail channels after completion of this project. This includes sales to dealers and distributors. In the case of multiple investors of this option, the repayments will be interleaved for even repayment.