The partnership between Pirelli and Ducati has been a long standing one, and to showcase both brand’s commitments to one another, Vibrazioni Art Design was commissioned to create this, the SC-Rumble. Based on the Ducati Scrambler, each side of the gas tank has a rubber sheet which is laser inscribed with the tread pattern of the factory MT-60 RS tires along with the Ducati Scrambler logo.
Vibrazioni Art Design maintained the general Scrambler theme, while giving the bike “more warlike personality and a partiality for dusty, dirt roads.” The “SC-Rumble” keeps the factory equipment Pirelli MT 60 RS tires mounted on solid wheels. The factory frame was shortened at the rear and all the original superstructures were removed in favor of a monocoque frame made from recycled industrial sheet metal bins, hand hammered and shaped maintaining the original colors. The monocoque frame was then painted with a glossy finish polyurethane clearcoat in order to accentuate its shine and to give the surface a look which is smooth to the touch.
The top fairing, made from hand shaped aluminum like the side panels, houses the billet aluminum headlight, with a smoked lens that has a circular LED light guide inside which is inspired by the factory Ducati Scrambler headlight. The high exhaust is based on the dedicated Termignoni aftermarket model with a hand-crafted silencer.
At the rear, there’s a modified shock absorber with a lengthened center-to-center distance, made to measure. The factory handlebar was replaced with one from the Ducati Streetfighter. The decorations on one side of the tank have the words Ducati Scrambler hand painted and on the other they emphasize the texture of the Pirelli MT 60 RS tire tread pattern, laser inscribed on nitride rubber and applied within the body of the tank itself.
The SC-Rumble will be introduced to the press on May 22 at the London Bike Shed. Public viewing of the bike will be available May 23 and 24. From there, the bike will travel to the French town of Biarritz where it will participate in the “Wheels and Waves” show scheduled June 11-14. Anyone who would like can come along on the trip, which will be documented daily on the Ducati Scrambler Facebook page www.facebook.com/scramblerducati and the Pirelli Moto Facebook page www.facebook.com/pirellimoto.