Review: Scrambler Ducati Desert Sled

Review: Scrambler Ducati Desert Sled

You don’t need to be a regular reader to know that scramblers are hot. Over the last few years, the term has become the go-to marketing moniker for OEMs looking to cash in on the growing moto lifestyle. From a business standpoint it makes complete sense; the carefree attitude exuded by scramblers appeals to millennials…

Dakar Look: Walt Siegl restyles the Ducati Hypermotard

Dakar Look: Walt Siegl restyles the Ducati Hypermotard

2 MONTHS AGO / NO COMMENTS / CUSTOM MOTORCYCLES

It’s Dakar time right now, with over 160 motorcycles racing through Paraguay, Bolivia and Argentina. The rally raid bikes have always looked good: they’re extreme examples of form following function. Master builder and ex-racer Walt Siegl is a fan, too. “I’m always thrilled to see the brutal design of the Dakar bikes,” he says. And…

Road Runner: A Ducati Pantah reborn in Portugal

Road Runner: A Ducati Pantah reborn in Portugal

3 MONTHS AGO / NO COMMENTS / CUSTOM MOTORCYCLES

The Pantah is one of those bikes from the 1980s that looks a little awkward today. But let’s not be too unkind: It set the template for modern Ducatis, with a trellis frame, belt-driven cams and a desmo valve system. From an engineering perspective, you could say that Fabio Taglioni’s swansong was also his finest…