Ducati and the Matrix: A Modified Scrambler for the Big Screen
When the first Matrix hit theatres, people went wild. The concept of reality having multiple layers was a catchy thrill, and it helped that directors Larry and Andy Wachowski took huge risks in the movie’s budget to realise their vision for the story – because it paid off in spades.
One of the most memorable moments of the series was (at least to me) the first time a motorcycle showed up. In the 2003 sequel “Matrix Reloaded,” an epic stunt sequence was performed with a rich green Ducati 996. If y’all remember, Ducati came out with a series of machines shortly after (though these were technically 998 models, since Ducati had halted production of the 996).
Now, we’re seeing a reviving of Ducati for the new hit flick “Matrix Resurrections” – and the chosen beastie is Ducati’s own Scrambler, tweaked in anticipation of participation.
According to Ducati’s press release, “Scrambler Ducati now takes up the high octane mantle with a modified motorcycle set to feature in the Matrix Resurrections, forming part of a mind-blowing set piece.”
We’ve yet to have an idea of what that ‘modified motorcycle set’ would look like, though it looks like some sort of 1100 Pro with a revamped exhaust system.
Regardless, we’re looking forward to what this collaboration brings in the bike department – and hey. Keanu Reeves on a Ducati? We love it, and apparently so does he, if his recent track day on a Ducati Panigale V2 is any indicator.