Out of close collaboration between the Ducati Design Center and Scuderia Club Italia comes the Scrambler Ducati Club Italia, a limited-edition bike reserved for association members.
This bike is so incredibly good looking, I’m left to ask just one question: how can I become a member of the Scuderia Club Italia overnight and from across the other side of the world?
Based on the Scrambler Ducati 1100 Sport PRO, the Scrambler Ducati Club Italia features unique graphics and an impressive accessories package. For each bike purchased 500 euros will be donated to the #raceagainstCovid, the Ducati-organised fundraiser for the Sant’Orsola Hospital in Bologna.
Development of this special Scrambler Ducati Club Italia series comes as a follow-up to a previous joint design by Bologna-based Ducati and the Scuderia: back in 1995 the partnership produced thirty-six “Monster 900 Club Italia” bikes, now sought-after collector’s items.
Built on the technical foundation of the Scrambler Ducati 1100 Sport PRO, the Scrambler Ducati Club Italia features unique graphics and a wealth of accessories, making it the most exclusive Scrambler ever built by Ducati.
Design highlights on this “special” include the red leather seat by Poltrona Frau with embroidered Club Italia logo and the metallic blue tank with bright red side panels, topped off by the Giugiaro-designed Ducati logo. The frame has the same metallic blue finish as the tank, while the rear subframe comes in natural aluminium. The front and rear fenders are in aluminium with a tricolour finish. Spoked wheels (with black rims and spokes) complete the bike’s eye-catching character. Moreover, an aluminium plaque on the frame identifies the series number.
To create this special version, the Scrambler Ducati 1100 Sport PRO technical platform has been enhanced with type-approved Termignoni titanium silencers and a billet aluminium tank cap, the underside of which sports the Club Italia shield logo. The LED indicator bodies are in billet aluminium, as are the brake and clutch levers, brake and clutch fluid reservoir covers, frame plugs and footpegs. A headlight mesh guard gives the front end of the Scrambler Ducati Club Italia an assertive, original feel, while heated grips offer comfort and practicality in the colder months.
So another week, and another great styling exercise from the team at Ducati. Which do you like more, this or the recently announced Hypermotard 950 RVE? I’ll take one of each.