The technical collaboration between Ducati and Pirelli is an example of successful synergy between two Italian greats which has also involved the new brand from Borgo Panigale: Ducati Scrambler. In fact, all the versions of the Scrambler are fitted with Pirelli MT 60 RS tyres, developed specifically for the iconic Italian bike.
Thanks to this strong bond, the two companies decided to collaborate on the artistic aspect as well, 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.
“SC-Rumble” by Vibrazioni Art Design will be introduced to the press on 22 May for the London Bike Shed, an event dedicated to special bikes. The public will be able to admire the custom bike on Saturday 23 May and Sunday 24 May. Then, from the British capital, “SC-Rumble” will leave on a trip that will take it to the French town of Biarritz where it will participate in the “Wheels and Waves” show scheduled from 11 to 14 June.
Vibrazioni Art Design immediately embraced the project by Ducati and Pirelli that led to the creation of the “SC-Rumble”. The name of this special edition maintains the assonance with Scrambler , and it emphasises a warlike personality and a partiality for dirt roads.
The “SC-Rumble” keeps the factory equipment Pirelli MT 60 RS tyres mounted on solid rims. 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 emphasises 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.