These four Ducati Scrambler customs could be an indication that the Italian company is considering a cafe racer version of its new Scrambler 1100.
Since its release in 2015, Ducati’s Scrambler family has become the top seller with more than a dozen models released.
While BMW Motorrad has announced that their R nineT line-up is now complete, it seems Ducati is entertaining more variants of their popular Scrambler family.
Their second Custom Rumble competition for custom Scramblers has recently announced the four finalists culled out of 132 entrants from around the world.
They were selected by more than 200,000 votes on their special Scrambler website.
Remember, this is a competition run by Ducati so they are serious about looking for clues on which direction to take next.
The previous competition resulted in the Desert Sled model and over a decade ago Ducati asked for votes about which SportClassic models to release. They ended up releasing all three.
The four Custom Rumble finalists are:
- Best Dealer: “ESG Rumble 400”, entered by Ducati Poland;
- Best Private Customiser: “The Batass” built by Piotr, Poland;
- Best Customer: “Black Ant” built by Sumalpan, Thailand;
- Rookie Rumble: “Aree”, designed by Tanapol, Thailand.
You can view all the competitors on the dedicated Instagram page @customrumble.
While the competition attracted a variety of styles including an electric bike, the finalists all seem to point to cafe racer designs. The winner will be announced in July during Wold Ducati Week at Misano Adriatico in Italy.
Scrambler 1100 Cafe Racer?
Ducati already has a Cafe Racer powered by the 803cc engine.
However, the company has just released a Scrambler 1100 (1079cc), so perhaps they will add a cafe racer version of that.
They might also eventually release a Desert Sled version of the new Scrambler 1100.