The Scrambler was revealed at the Intermot show in Cologne, Germany. The next Intermot show will be 2016, and in a neat twist of fate, the headline bike will once again be a Scrambler—this very rapid custom from WalzWerk Racing.
The bike belongs to Intermot VP Christoph Werner, who gave it to legendary builder Marcus Walz for a high-performance overhaul.
MotoGP specialists SC-Project helped design a new exhaust system, terminated with a genuine MotoGP silencer lifted from Aleix Espagaro’s bike.
For the suspension, Walz turned to another motorsport specialist, Öhlins. He’s modified a set of Panigale 1199R forks, shortening them to maintain the correct geometry and installing one-off internals.
The swingarm is CNC-machined around the shock mounts, to give the shock enough space to move freely.
The minimalist 17-inch rims are from OZ Racing, originally designed to fit the Panigale 899. To adapt them to the Scrambler, Walz has employed new spacers, bearings and brake disc carriers.
Stopping duties are now handled by Brembo monoblocs at the front, hooked up to wave rotors from the Italian company Braking. An uprated EBC aluminum rotor on the back wheel is good enough to stop the 165kg weight of this bike.
Tires are Metzeler’s Racetec RR street-legal racing rubber: 120/70ZR17 at the front and 190/55ZR17 at the rear.
The new seat and tail unit is hand-fabricated from sheet aluminum, but the gas tank is a heavy modified standard item. The paint comes from Porsche: Basalt black in a matte finish, and Agate Grey in gloss. Plus a touch of candy apple metalflake.
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