Two super-cool Scramblers
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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