Ducati and Pirelli have joined forces previously with the Ducati Scrambler, with Pirelli developing the custom MT 60 RS tyres fitted to the bike and now they’ve gotten together for some artistic flair by commissioning Vibrazioni Art Design to create a work of art on the two-wheeler.
And so the “SC-Rumble” was born, a special edition manufactured as a single unit. Built on the base of a Ducati Scrambler, on the two sides of the tank it has a rubber sheet, laser inscribed with the tread design of the factory tyres and the Scrambler logo. The timing couldn’t be better, with the bike no doubt riding on the wave of hype generated from the latest Mad Max movie.
The factory frame was shortened at the rear and all the original superstructures were removed in favour of a monocoque frame made from recycled metal sheet of industrial bins, hand hammered and shaped maintaining the original colours. The monocoque frame was then painted with a glossy finish polyurethane clearcoat in order to accentuate its shine and to have a surface smooth to the touch.
The top fairing is made from hand shaped aluminium like the side panels, and houses the headlight made from billet aluminium, with a smoked lens that has a circular LED light guide inspired by the factory Ducati Scrambler headlight. The high exhaust is based on the dedicated Termignoni aftermarket model with a hand-crafted silencer.
The bike’s set up and riding settings were modified thanks to the use of a tailor-made rear shock absorber with a longer wheelbase and the replacement of the factory handlebar with one from the Ducati Streetfighter, which gives the bike a tighter and more reactive ride. One side of the tank has the words Ducati Scrambler hand painted and the other side emphasizes the texture of the Pirelli MT 60™ RS tyre tread pattern, laser inscribed on nitride rubber and applied within the body of the tank itself.
The SC-Rumble was first shown at the London Bike Shed event and will now head to the French town of Biarritz where it will participate in the “Wheels and Waves” show scheduled from 11 to 14 June.