Ducati has used this weekend’s trendy Wheels and Waves festival, held at Biarritz in the south of France, to showcase a new version of its popular Scrambler, known as Mach 2.0, as well as updated graphics for the Full Throttle variant.
With graphics by iconic Californian racer-turned-designer Roland Sands, the Mach 2.0 matches the seat from the earlier Flat Track Pro model and combines low tapered aluminium handlebars, a black exhaust and cylinder head covers, with bushed cooling fins from the new-for-2017 Café Racer.
The 1970s-inspired livery matches the Bell Cross Idol helmet available as part of Ducati’s clothing range, while the name harks back to 1965, when the Italian company launched the Mach 1 – a classic version of the original 250cc Scrambler.
Meanwhile the Full Throttle version has subtly updated graphics and features a new, “Shining Black” tank and front mudguard, plus a new side panel with a distinctive black chequerboard pattern on a yellow stripe.
Wheels and Waves is an unusual event that is a magnet for both motorcycle and surfing enthusiasts. Both of the new Ducatis arrived at Biarritz after leaving Borgo Panigale on 12 June, travelling together with custom liveried Volkswagen California Ocean and a Volkswagen Amarok converted into a mobile radio station broadcasting Radio Ducati Scrambler live! Once the Amarok arrived at Wheels and Waves it became the event’s official radio station.
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