CC Racing Garage Scrambler 1100 wins Ducati Custom Rumble competition

This custom Ducati Scrambler 1100 Sport Pro took the crown
This custom Ducati Scrambler 1100 Sport Pro took the crown

A Ducati Scrambler 1100 Sport Pro customised by CC Racing Garage has taken top honours in Ducati’s Custom Rumble competition.

The ‘Scrambler 1100 FT’ was built by Italian Marco Graziani, who entered the bike into the ‘Bully’ class.

The awards were to be held at the Bike Shed Show in London, but due to the coronavirus situation, the ceremony was held online. Over 70 bikes were entered into the competition from dealers around the globe, with a public vote to whittle it down to five.

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A rear shot of the winning Ducati Scrambler 1100

From there a panel of judges that included Bike Shed founder Anthony ‘Dutch’ Van Someren, actor and bike nut Nicholas Hoult and Ducati racers Chaz Davies and Andrea Dovizioso picked their winner. As it happens they went for the public’s favourite.

Graziani started with an 1100 Sport Pro, the highest spec model of current Scrambler, with a vision of making something sportier still that also maintained the character of the original model. 

He insisted on keeping the headlight, frame, subframe, swingarm, engine and tank stock as he considered them the key elements of the Scrambler. The fairing around the subframe and seat have been custom made.

The new shape gives the bike a sportier look, that’s echoed by the tiny fly screen over the light. The clocks have been tucked in, along with the controls. The performance has been given a boost too with a new pipe, front brakes and a set of spoked wheels for a classic finish.

Custom Ducati Scrambler 1100 Sport Pro side view

Winning Ducati Scrambler in focus:

  • No holds barred: The ‘Bully’ category was unlimited but Graziani reined it in to maintain the Scrambler essence
  • Piping hot: A custom titanium lobster tail 2-into-1 exhaust gives it a wicked look and a new soundtrack
  • Proper stoppers: New racing master cylinder plus monobloc brakes ensure the FT is no slouch
  • Cold as ice: The whole bike has been finished in azure blue for a distinctive look that challenges the all black stereotype
  • Worth the effort: As a prize for his time, Graziani has won a Beta workbench and complete tool chest – just what he’ll need to make another!

Custom Ducati Scrambler 1100 Sport Pro rear view

Voting open for Ducati Scrambler-based Custom Rumble competition

First published on February 17 by Dan Sutherland

Ducati Custom Rumble competition logo

Voting has now opened for the third Ducati Custom Rumble competition – a biennial contest to crown the best-looking modified Scrambler models in existence.

Opening online on Friday, February 14, Ducati fans can now vote for their favourite one-offs across five categories, with four dedicated to the Scrambler 800 and A2-friendly Sixty2 and a further one for the Scrambler 1100.

An impressive 74 bikes were entered into the running before registration closed in December last year. Votes can be cast until Sunday, March 15, here.

A finalist from each category will then being taken to London’s Tobacco Docks for the Bike Shed London 2020; a weekend-long celebration of all things retro and custom, complete with more than 250 stunning motorcycles.

Taking place between May 22 and 24, the top five machines will be judged by a gaggle of experts, with the overall winner being crowned on May 23.

The categories

  • Rocker: Scramblers inspired by ’60s cafe racer culture
  • Cut-down: Minimalist bobber-styled machines
  • All-Terrain: Enduro-styled Scramblers with off-road elements
  • Outsider: Machines not confined to a certain classification
  • Bully: A Scrambler 1100-only category not confined to a certain style

Ducati Custom Rumble poster

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