Pirelli tyres fitted on Ducati Scrambler Vibrazioni Art Design special edition

Pirelli and Ducati commissioned Vibrazioni Art Design to create a single special edition Scrambler

The Ducati Scrambler special edition introduced on 22 May at the London Bike Shed – the “SC-Rumble” – is the latest chapter in Pirelli’s technical collaboration with its compatriot. Like other versions of the Scrambler, the bike is fitted with Pirelli MT 60 RS tyres, with the tread replicated on the tank along with the Ducati Scrambler logo. The SC-Rumble will begin a trip from the British capital to Biarritz, where it will participate in the Wheels and Waves event.

Pirelli and Ducati decided to collaborate on an aesthetic project for the Scrambler brand, commissioning Vibrazioni Art Design, a Romagnolo based company, primarily focused on interior decoration, to create a work of art on the two-wheeler. The result is the SC-Rumble, a single unit special edition based on the Scrambler, with a rubber sheet on the two sides of the tank laser inscribed with the tread design of the factory tyres and the Ducati Scrambler logo.

SC-Rumble by Vibrazioni Art Design will be introduced to the press on 22 May for the London Bike Shed, an event dedicated to special bikes. The public will be able to view the special edition of one on 23-24 May, with the bike scheduled to appear at Wheels and Waves between 11 and 14 June. The intervening road trip will be documented daily on the Ducati Scrambler and the Pirelli Moto Facebook pages.

The SC-Rumble keeps the factory equipment Pirelli MT 60 RS tyres mounted on solid rims. The factory frame was shortened at the rear and all the original superstructures were removed in favour of a monocoque frame made from recycled industrial sheet metal bins, hand hammered and shaped maintaining the original colours. The monocoque frame was then painted with a glossy finish polyurethane clearcoat in order to accentuate its shine and to give the surface a look which is smooth to the touch.

The top fairing, made from hand shaped aluminium like the side panels, houses the headlight made from billet aluminium, with a smoked lens that has a circular LED light guide inside which is inspired by the factory Ducati Scrambler headlight. The high exhaust is based on the dedicated Termignoni aftermarket model with a hand-crafted silencer.

The bike’s set up and riding settings were modified thanks to the use of a rear shock absorber with a lengthened centre-to-centre distance, made to measure, and the replacement of the factory handlebar with one from the Ducati Streetfighter, which gives it a tighter and more reactive ride. The decorations on one side of the tank have the words Ducati Scrambler hand painted and on the other they emphasise the texture of the Pirelli MT 60 RS tyre tread pattern, laser inscribed on nitride rubber and applied within the body of the tank itself.


Pirelli MT 60 RS designed for Ducati Scrambler

The MT 60 RS tyre was designed by Pirelli for the new Ducati Scrambler, introduced to the market by the Borgo Panigale manufacturer on the Icon, Urban Enduro, Full Throttle and Classic versions.

The 3.00x 18” front wheels and the 5.50×17” rear wheels are fitted with the new enduro-street Pirelli MT 60 RS 110/80 R18 tyres on the front and 180/55 R17 on the rear, specifically created for the Scrambler with a unique knob design that provides performance on any terrain.

Pirelli says the MT 60 RS has ”always been a reference product in the enduro street segment.” It says the tyre combines sport street performance with traction on unpaved roads. In developing the new sizes that Ducati requested for the four versions of the Scrambler, Pirelli completely redesigned the MT 60 RS in terms of specifications and performance.

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