Garrick Opie, designer and builder of custom, one of a kind motorcycles, discussed the features of the highly customized Ducati commissioned by basketball superstar Michael Jordan with Jason Britton of Speed TV's SuperBikes! during Daytona Bike Week 2008.
The bike, nicknamed Torello, features nickel-plated carbon fiber on the body and six LED headlamps made by Visteon and is based on a Ducati 999 Superbike and is customized down to the smallest detail. Two of the most noticeable features are the nickel-plated carbon fiber on the body and the six LED headlamps. The carbon fiber Garrick incorporated has only been used previously on F-18 fighter jets.
Jordan met Garrick at Daytona Bike Week in 2006 when Garrick was in town for an American Iron Magazine photo shoot with his first custom motorcycle, Low Flow, a 2006 DUB award winner. Jordan was impressed and asked if Garrick customized motorcycles other than choppers. He soon commissioned Garrick Opie Customs to customize the Ducati, a process that took 18 months. After seeing and riding the motorcycle, SuperBikes! host Jason Britton called Garrick, "A true artist". When Britton asked if he was happy with the bike, Jordan's answer was, "And then some."
Garrick Opie works closely with his clients to create the custom motorcycle of their dreams. Every bike is completely unique and will never be duplicated. Motorcycles from Garrick Opie Customs are functional works of art that are not only beautiful and unique on the outside, but functional, durable and powerful motorcycles to be ridden and enjoyed by their owners. In addition to fully customized motorcycles, Garrick Opie Customs, Inc. offers one of a kind parts specializing in Ducati, V-Twins, and other high performance motorcycles. Garrick has even recently been commissioned to design a working prototype motorcycle for paraplegics, and folks with disabilities that are bound to wheelchairs, trying to help folks regain their freedom to ride motorcycles again.