Two su­per-cool Scram­blers

400 and 800 Scram­blers get cus­tom treat­ment

Motorcycle News (UK) - - This Week - By James Archibald

400 & 800cc cus­toms make waves

Du­cati’s Scram­bler is a gift to cus­tom builders and these two beau­ties proved a hit at the re­cent Verona Bike Show – with one of them scoop­ing the top prize.

Avil Mo­to­ci­clette of Parma in Italy built the Scram­bler R/T, based on the 400cc Scram­bler Sixty2, in just 53 days, which is why the bike (above) bears that num­ber.

Anvil are renowned for bikes with a strong 1970s style and this one takes styling cues from Du­cati’s orig­i­nal Scram­bler mod­els.

The com­pany say: “We wanted to pay homage to this glo­ri­ous Du­cati by giv­ing it a mod­ern twist and bring some of the styling traits of the sev­en­ties into the present day.”

This re­sulted in Anvil re­visit- ing ev­ery­thing but the frame to get it look­ing just right. The fuel tank was based on the orig­i­nal Scram­bler and was then mod­elled to fit the frame per­fectly. The han­dle­bars could have come di­rectly from a Cal­i­for­nian Desert racer and the seat has ben­e­fit- ted from a re-shape to again give it that sev­en­ties feel.

The Essenza, which took best in show, is based on the full bore Scram­bler and re­ally cap­tures the café racer style. It was built by South Garage of Mi­lan who are no strangers to the Scram­bler and have been be­hind quite a few cus­tom builds around Du­cati’s hugely pop­u­lar model.

The frame and sus­pen­sion on the Essenza re­main stock but most other things have been al­tered, mod­i­fied or changed in some way. The fair­ing has a steam punk feel­ing while the ex­haust just de­mands at­ten­tion.

South Garage wanted to keep the frame and en­gine in­tact while cre­at­ing some­thing eye-catch­ing and very dif­fer­ent to the stan­dard Scram­bler.

‘We wanted to pay homage to the orig­i­nals’

Stripped-down look for Anvil’s Scram­bler 53

Check out the ex­haust on the café racer-style Essenza Scram­bler

Anvil wanted a pure 1970s feel

Guess how many days it took to build

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