Britain’s got biking talent with Carole Nash: Ducati Monster Chop

Published: 30 November 2009

Owner: Lee Robinson, 37, from Blackpool 

Why this bike? I wanted to build something the same size as me! I’m 6ft 4in, and decided to build a nice chopper like I’d seen them do on TV.

Modifications: I wanted it to have the characteristics of a Ducati, but with a few inches added in here and there to make it in proportion and give it that chopper look, while making sure it still looks like a Ducati too, that’s why it has a Ducati Monster 900 engine.

It took me two years to build and cost about £4,500, but that is because I made most of the parts myself.

Favourite thing: I feel like a rock star when I am riding it! People are always staring at me. It makes me feel on top of the world that something I’ve built gets so much attention. 

The competition: More than 450 bikes were entered in to the 2009 Britain’s Got Biking Talent with Carole Nash contest.

The final 12 bikes, which are featured in Carole Nash’s 2010 calendar and are on show at the Britain’s got biking talent stand at the NEC Bike Show (location 2B15) this week, were chosen by MCN readers.

A JPS Norton NRS500 replica was chosen as winner of the competition. 
For your free calendar featuring all 12 finalists visit the Carole Nash stand (location 2C20) at the NEC Show. 

If you can’t make it to the show, but would still like a calendar log on to to order one at a small cost.