Stone Cold Crazy: A Ducati Monster Wrapped in Basalt

We’ve seen builders manipulate steel, aluminum, titanium, fiberglass and carbon fiber. But this creamy smooth Ducati Monster 400 cafe racer features a material that very few people know about: basalt fiber. Indeed, we’ve only come across it once before, on Mark Atkinson’s breathtaking BMW Alpha landspeeder. For 25-year-old New Zealander Max Betteridge, it was a…