A retrobike with a different kind of twist. This Ducati Scrambler dirt track racer has just been made cooler with its retro inspired colorful remake that harps back to the late 1970’s to early1980’s. The bike just shouts good vibes to everyone who lay eyes on it.
We saw this bike featured in Bike Exif and Drive Tribe websites recently and we thought it would be cool to share this bike to riders who spent their childhood and early teens frolicking carelessly with clothes and things adorned with these bright and vibrant colors.
It reminds us of the late great Evil Knviel, period films like Xanadu, Easy Rider, and even the local Bagets teen movie and, of course, the RAD BMX and “Manila” bicycles of that period.
This custom bike is actually a bonafide dirt track racer in Italy. It was built in by Sami Panseri also known as Samy Garage based in Milan in collaborarion with Greaser Garage from Genoa.
The base bike is the standard basic 803 Icon model. Sami installed 19” Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled rims, with Maxxis dirt track tires. The front brake was removed for dirt track racing. The suspension has a Bitubo fork cartridge kit and a new Bitubo rear shock.
The engine recieved a new intake kit from Starace and a new ECU map from Up Map. The exhaust consists of an SC Project muffler, mated to custom oversized headers.
A set of custom bars from CMV on set-back risers and a front number board complete the minimalist look.
Sami plans to race it in Germany and Italy as the pandemic permits.
Riding a bike as cool and colorful as this would surely wind back the clock for many riders and will be an extremely cool retrobike for the young generations who do not prefer the dark, matt monotone themes of normal retrobikes. It projects a happy welcoming image and extracts smiles everywhere.
We can’t wait who will attempt a similar makeover here in the Philippines.