Within an year of its launch, the Ducati Scrambler has gathered a cult following among light motorcycle enthusiasts, beginners and custom bike builders. Its relatively easy handling, low cost of ownership and a fun-inducing 803 cc Ducati L-Twin have quickly given it a global appeal. Ducati has been selling more of these bikes than any other motorcycle they have in the range. With an year since its launch, there are some pretty incredible builds that are out there today, some of which we think are the absolute best.
Hero 01 by Holographic Hammer
Place of Origin: Paris, France
Talent: Sylvain & Florent Berneron
Holographic Hammer’s brain Sylvain Berneron is popular for designing some of the most radial and amazing concept motorcycles ever seen. While as design concepts they are great, not every concept design of his gets commissioned or built. So Sylvain and his brother Florent set about to open their own full-service workshop. The Hero 01 Ducati Scrambler is the first build they have officially put together. The build was commissioned by Ducati itself, in collaboration with a French magazine Moto Heroes.
Showstopper by Marcus Walz
Place of Origin: Schwetzingen, Germany
Talent: Marcus Walz
Marcus Walz is the man who brought us the beautiful Aryton Senna tribute Moto Guzzi last year. For 2015, the ace builder gets his hands around a brand new Ducati Scrambler that belong to the Christoph Werner Vice President of Intermot (the same motor show which launched the Scrambler to the world). Werner was more interested in performance than design (which is nothing short of perfect) , so the legendary Walz went straight to the performance bits. He took down the engine, ported the heads, put new pistons, rods, valves and cams and a balanced crank, all resulting in the Scrambler turning out 100 horsepower on the dyno. For better handling, Walz installed Ohlins from a Ducati 1199 Panigale at the front while the rear shock is a mixture of components from over 12 different Ohlins units. The build consists of many other tasty bits which can be looked into details in this full feature by BikeEXIF
Gulf Tracker by Sheffield Motorcycle Centre
While not the most holistic approach to custom building, this dealer build motorcycle has a stunning livery that grabbed our attention. The Ducati Scrambler is already a very lively motorcycle, something only enhanced by this playful Gulf-inspired livery and the up-swept exhaust.
Pirelli SC-Rumble by Vibrazioni Art Design
Place of Origin: Massa Lombarda RA, Italy
Big boys coming together means a bigger budget. When the big boys are Ducati and Pirelli, and the motorcycle is the very stylish Ducati Scrambler, things are expected to be taken to a ballistic level. Vibrazioni Art Design was called in for the build, and the resulting build, the SC-Rumble is one of the most unconventional builds ever seen. The chassis on the Scrambler has been shortened and the wheelbase extended while metal sheets recovered from industrial bins have been hammered and shaped to form the tank and body panels. This is the wild one.
Ducati Scrambler #1 by LiberoMoto
Place of Origin: Bangkok, Thailand
LiberoMoto takes a different approach to the Scrambler build process. Their approach aligns more with the ones taken by Ducati, which involves offering a “plug and play” kit for customers. In this build, LiberoMoto offers thirty unique parts as a package that includes a full system SC Project exhaust, Rizoma handebars, Ohlins suspensions, windscreen, headlight grille, tank cap, bar end mirrors, engine and transmission protection and lot more. The entire list of mods can be seen on their Facebook page.
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