Hi Rob, thanks for your input.
You hit the nail on the head, I used the hexagonal pattern to do just that, break up the bikes lines.
Since the Hot Bodies bodywork doesn't come with the side"wings" that the stock bodywork has, the front line and proportion was a little off, sort of Ninja 250ish. I used the secondary geometric pattern to try and blend out and distract from that disproportion.
Plato, thanks too for your input, the color pallet was based on a combination of the Italian flag and the old "Ducati Meccanica" logo (which may be added later). Although red and green don't technically "clash" they are opposites on the color wheel and do create a lot of optical activity (see Bridget Riley - http://www.oberphones.com/images/riley01.jpg) so I do understand what you're saying, the Italian flag/vintage logo idea just won out.
The hexagon pattern is all vinyl/stickers.
Couldn't justify putting all that taping and painting work in and then scuffing it up on the track, which is a high possibility.
I did paint the number plates, since it's actually easier (for me at least) to paint them on versus applying a decal without wrinkling or distorting it.
Dude... I love it, original, fresh, artisitc, and the color totally works... Italian flag colors on an Italian bike... makes perfect sense to me...
Very well executed, and I really dig the various logos in the hexagon (heart, spark plug, etc...)
Thanks for sharing,