untitled motorcycles strips down ducati scrambler to illustrate bare essence
all images courtesy of rc rivera





designed and built by hugo eccles at untitled motorcycles san francisco, the custom ducati scrambler was a collaboration with marin speed shop. eccles started by sourcing a ducati ‘monster S2R’ swingarm which with its tubular structure better matched the scrambler’s frame. ‘the new ducati scrambler is a great platform and does an admirable job of capturing the essence of the original scrambler but with certain inevitable cost and production compromises,’ explains eccles. 

untitled-marin-ducati-scramber-designboom-02the ducati ‘rosso corsa’ neon orange race paint on the frame




eccles loved ducati’s signature frame, and celebrates it with a custom petrol tank. it echoes the lines and angles of the frame, which results in a tapered shape that became the overall direction for the build – the seat, and headlight were all part of one single tapered form. the slim design also suggests a more pared-down flattrack inspired style which eccles felt was compatible with the ‘scrambler’s’ DNA. from that point on, the build was geared towards stripping and removing all extraneous details and components, including numerous plastic panels. the result was a bike that, at 148 kgs, is 39 kilograms lighter than the original.

untitled-marin-ducati-scramber-designboom-03the slim profile of the custom ‘scrambler’




visually, the custom ‘scrambler’ design consists of three core elements: engine, frame and body. the engine and other mechanical parts have been stripped to bare metal and vapor blasted to celebrate their raw mechanical nature. the frame was painted in ‘rosso corsa’, a neon orange color that ducati uses for their race bikes. the bodywork was painted in a solid grey to match the slim motocross influenced vinyl seat. 


‘it’s a competition build so we set out to do something intentionally provocative,’ describes eccles. ‘although this bike is road legal, the next road-going versions will be designed and detailed differently.’

untitled-marin-ducati-scramber-designboom-04hugo eccles added two 17 inch wheelsuntitled-marin-ducati-scramber-designboom-05the plastic paneling reduced the weight by 39 kilogramsuntitled-marin-ducati-scramber-designboom-06custom-fabricated 10L steel petrol tank was added to the frame

untitled-marin-ducati-scramber-designboom-07the modified and machined in-house LED headlightuntitled-marin-ducati-scramber-designboom-08the custom build next to the original ducati ‘scrambler’  untitled-marin-ducati-scramber-designboom-09a solid grey covers the whole engine compartment for ideal unity