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Two Ducati Scrambler concepts take prizes at Concours d'Eleganza

Two Ducati Scrambler concepts ...
Ducati Scrambler Cafe Racer concept: very sleek, very silver
Ducati Scrambler Cafe Racer concept: very sleek, very silver
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Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled custom concept: looks classy as well as fun to ride
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Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled custom concept: looks classy as well as fun to ride
Custom exhaust and bodywork from the Ducati design team
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Custom exhaust and bodywork from the Ducati design team
Desert Sled custom concept: raised suspension linkages for extra ground clearance and a higher stance
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Desert Sled custom concept: raised suspension linkages for extra ground clearance and a higher stance
Ducati Desert Sled custom concept: took third prized at Concours d'Eleganza
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Ducati Desert Sled custom concept: took third prized at Concours d'Eleganza
Ducati Scrambler Cafe Racer concept: very sleek, very silver
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Ducati Scrambler Cafe Racer concept: very sleek, very silver
Ducati Scrambler Cafe Racer concept: the devil's in the details, with some nice pieces of custom bodywork
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Ducati Scrambler Cafe Racer concept: the devil's in the details, with some nice pieces of custom bodywork
Ducati Scrambler Cafe Racer concept: split circle LED headlight looks great
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Ducati Scrambler Cafe Racer concept: split circle LED headlight looks great
Ducati Scrambler Cafe Racer concept: charmed the judges as well as the general public
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Ducati Scrambler Cafe Racer concept: charmed the judges as well as the general public
Unfocused rear view of the Desert Sled custom tailpiece and its underseat exhaust system
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Unfocused rear view of the Desert Sled custom tailpiece and its underseat exhaust system
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Ducati has picked up two prizes at this year's Concours d'Eleganza Villa d'Este for concept bikes based off the Scrambler. The concept Café Racer, with its funky headlight and shiny aluminum bodywork, took top honors, with a redesigned Scrambler Desert Sled coming in third.

The Café Racer was the star of the show, taking home both the judges' award in the "Motorcycle Design - Concept Bike and New Prototypes" category and the Villa Erba trophy, awarded by public vote.

It's a future-retro twist on the Scrambler shape with clip-on bars, a funky LED headlight unit and a flat, slim tank/single seat unit with a stubby tail that reminds me a bit of Robocop's face.

Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled custom concept: looks classy as well as fun to ride
Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled custom concept: looks classy as well as fun to ride

Personally I liked the third-place desert racer more. With an adventure style beak, raised motocross bars and raised-up suspension, as well as a custom undertail exhaust, funky bashplate and totally redesigned bodywork to match its chunky Scorpion tires, this one's got a ton of style but also looks like a blast to ride.

Will we see either as a finished production bike, or a custom kit for Scrambler owners? Stranger things have happened.

More photos in the gallery, enjoy!

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2 comments
2 comments
Mayakovski
Ducati, please build the cafe racer. Let's see build as a 450cc so cheap insurance, weight of 400lbs, so easy to handle and manage, cost of under $8000.00. Build it and I will buy it.
DavidRogerBrown
These two concepts are stunning. As a owner of a Limited Edition,the Scrambler model is so much fun. So the boss let you tag along or is this written at a (long Auzzie) distance,Loz?