Could this particular Ducati be the most gorgeous custom Scrambler yet? Most likely!
Ducati Thailand has made a new Scrambler -- inspired by Mike Hailwood -- that features great unique graphics, styling, and bodywork. Restricted to only 58 bikes produced globally, the new model costs a pretty penny.
At the time of going to press, 25 Hailwood Scramblers had already been purchased. The bike is a customized type of Scrambler Icon, although its 803cc L-twin engine remains in the original standard form. Most of the changes having been style choices.
Designers have given the bike a bit of a 1970’s vibe. Its fuel tank has also gotten a custom paint job, inspired by the Ducati 900SS that Hailwood rode in his comeback race following his eleven-year break from racing.
The Hailwood Scrambler’s single seat unit has also been influenced by the 900SS and is set off by an under-seat panel, with cut-outs and a retro Desmo graphic that completes the look. Other aesthetic transformations include the Scrambler’s rear indicators, which have been integrated into its seat unit. They sit just beside the rear light.
The new Ducati’s billet aluminum mirrors are also borrowed from the Scrambler accessories catalog, while the gold wheels are a unique and bold choice.
There are also performance-oriented changes, including the Ohlins rear shock, a Termignoni exhaust system, as well as specially-designed handlebar and grips from a Panigale that are meant to make the Hailwood feel more aggressive.
With just 58 bikes to be distributed, each of them comes complete with a numbered aluminum plate behind the single seat unit.
The Hailwood Scrambler’s website says that the idea for the bike’s design came about when Paul Smart introduced the owner of Ducati Thailand to Mike Hailwood's wife Pauline, and the pair ended up discussing the creation of a custom Scrambler.
Speaking of the Hailwood Scrambler and her husband’s legacy, Pauline said that by owning this motorcycle, one will not only be acquiring a special limited edition bike, but will also be making a sound investment into Mike Hailwood’s legend.
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