Ducati Scrambler is characterized by freedom of expression, sharing and passion and three customizer were given a clear brief based on those characteristic to custom first three Ducati Scrambler special for a world exclusive presentation that took place this weekend at Verona, Italy, Motor Bike Expo.
The aim is to highlight the Ducati Scrambler’s versatility and infinite customization potential hence tThese first creations are just a starting point for further joint projects. Builders were given the freedom to interpret one of the three versions of the Ducati Scrambler according to their own personal style.
Deus Ex Machina from Milan put their ideas on the Full Throttle while Officine Mermaid from Milan on the Urban Enduro and Mr. Martini from Veona created theur very own unique classic. 3 original bikes from the factory, 3 customizer and a conscientiously prepared bike down to the last detail.
Filippo Bassoli (Deus Ex Machina): “We’d been waiting for the Ducati Scrambler for some time: in 2010 we did some drift riding with bikes on the Harold Park horse-race track in Sydney together with our friends from Ducati and back then we promised that a Deus creation would be made by developing one of their models. And today we’ve maintained that promise thanks to the Ducati Scrambler. We finally found a bike made with vintage inspiration but with the DNA and technical features of a real motorcycle, naming it ‘Hondo Grattan’ after the horse that won everything on the Harold Park race-track.
Nicola Martini (Mr. Martini): “I decided to take part in the project because I was fascinated by the idea of working with this Italian brand and in particular by the opportunity of working with the young, dynamic and easygoing Scrambler team. Thanks to the bike’s versatility, I decided to revolutionize the basic concept, from Ducati Scrambler to Café Racer. The style is reminiscent of American rather than British design, owing partly to the fact that the roots of the original Ducati Scrambler project date from the ‘70s.”
Dario Mastroianni (Officine Mermaid): “We decided to customize the Ducati Scrambler because we immediately earmarked it as a uniquely convertible Italian bike. We’ve infused it with our unmistakeable Officine Mermaid style, with a kind of rough-and-ready look that’s spartan and basic. We named it using the English word ‘Scratch’ to convey the idea of it being scraped or damaged. This can be seen straight away from the fuel tank, which we stripped of paint and treated by hand – a procedure we use only on our most exclusive bikes.”