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Bad Winners’ DIY Scrambler Ducati MotoKit

Ducati’s Scrambler models are selling well by all accounts. They make a good starting point for customization, as well. Bad Winners created their own take on the Scrambler with their new MotoKit.

The MotoKit is designed to bolt right on the stock frame. According to Bad Winners’ web site, the MotoKit includes the following:

– Tail unit with leather seat included (fiberglass or carbon fiber)
– Aluminium Fuel tank with approx. 8 liters fuel capacity
(You can use the stock fuel pump of your original gas tank)
– 1x Fiberglass or carbon fiber cover tank
– 2x Side panel black mat under the seat
– 2x Side panel black mat under the tank
– 1x K&N Air filter – High Flow capacity
– 1x SC Project full exhaust system; 2-in-1 stainless steel
– 2x Ducabike Monoposto rear set with muffler bracket
– 1x Gilles Tooling Flat Tracker Risers
– 1x Aluminium number plate holder
– 1x Number plate light
– 4x Motogadget M-Blaze Turn signals
– 1x Aluminium number plate holder
– 2x CNC Aluminium bracket for front turn signals
– 1x Anti-gravity Lithium Ion Battery, small case, 8 CELL
– All hardware parts
– Manual + Video Tutorial
– All parts are painted and/or powder-coated

The standard kit, which does not include an optional 17″ front wheel or Ohlins suspension, starts at 4,490 Euro (approximately $5,000 U.S.) . We understand the bikes photographed feature the 17″ front wheel. What do you think of the MotoKit?

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  1. Artem says:

    Bad experience.
    Ugly motorcycle to make it more ugly.

  2. Neil says:

    XSR700? Anyone? Or yeah the Svart pilen of mechanical tinks wit da wheelss on it.

  3. Dirty Bob says:

    Not convinced that 5 K would make a Ducati a better bike. Just put 5K with the price of the Ducati and buy a beemer!

  4. Dirty Bob says:

    Just put 5K with the price of the Ducati and buy a beemer!

  5. Mick says:

    I get making kits for popular bikes. But I think you could sell more kits for bikes that one can pick up cheap. Older Monsters, STs, or Super Sports. Some of them would better lend themselves to a dirt track conversion than the Scrambler. The Scrambler is kind of chunky while some of the older bikes have a lot more air.

  6. Provologna says:

    I have barely more need for a 2.1g fuel tank on such bike than I have need for the proverbial “whole in the head.”

    Um..spending $5k on any air-oil cooled Duc Scrambler, in a word: no, N.E.V.E.R!

    For such total money one could ride a liquid-cooled, state of the art, bitchin’ beyond words Hypermotard (around 850cc), likely even the “S” version with race-type suspension, which directly compared to any Ducati Scrambler would make the latter feel and ride like a broken antique, even one tuned by Ducati’s race team.

    I test rode an S2R (similar motor, slightly better tuned) and loved it, and owned a ’99 SS 900 (also air/oil cooled 2-valve). I’m familiar with the obvious cosmetic and simplicity allure of these motors. But liquid cooled Ducati technology is like comparing a Formula 1 motor to a farm implement. It’s well beyond the obvious 40-50% torque/power advantage; drivability and smoothness is in another dimension. You wouldn’t even need to actually ride it to know. Just sit on the 2 bikes and rev the motor.

  7. steveinsandiego says:

    i’ve never been a european mc fan. kawis and sukis made up my mc garage for 20 years. nor have i been a fan of add-ons, save windshields and cargo carriers. stock worked perfectly well for my tastes and skills.

    the welds on the tank are ugly.

  8. bmbktmracer says:

    The handlebars are higher than Kevin Hart’s head. Especially now that he’s an inch shorter…

  9. Mark says:

    If you wanted a Svartpilon, why didn’t you just go out and buy one in the first place? You would have saved a bunch.

  10. Jim says:

    The kit should come with a replacement for that fugly swing-arm.
    Now make a kit like that for my 1290 SDR.

  11. Reginald Van Blunt says:

    I would never buy any motorcycle that did not have a sensible amount of room between the left foot peg and the shift lever, and had such a complicated set of shift lever rods, brackets etc. that can not be modified for lever position adaptability. Really annoying to see another manufactured product minus attention to BASIC ergonomics. Other than that, a nice bike but not worth the time and money to modify.

    • Ralph W. says:

      Not sure if your comment is serious or a joke. The distance between the foot peg and gearlever look normal. Linkage systems are normal. Two of my current bikes have them as well as numerous bikes I’ve owned in the past. The linkages have screw adjusters in them which allow you to position the gearlever height exactly where you want it. Old style systems where the gearlever is clamped directly onto the spline of the shaft don’t give you such precise adjustability. The gearlever pivots around the foot peg mount which gives a very nice shift action.

      Looks are never very important to me but I hate the look of the standard Scrambler. In black I really like this.

      • Reginald Van Blunt says:

        No joke. I spent a long time examining the very first Duc Scram off the truck in Portland OR when they were released, and measuring the distance both with a foot in a soft shoe and a scale. Also could not find any adjustment to change the relative positions of the gear shift lever to the footpeg. Examined all the other Ducs in the dealership for possible parts exchange, and no go. I do not remember the dimension but was about 4 inches. I doubt it has changed since then.

        • Motoman says:

          The linkage shifter set-up is pretty standard stuff for sporting motorcycles. Some people (like me) ride with balls of feet on the pegs moving slightly to shift and brake. My feet are usually moving around as I ride anyway. The linkage usually allows you to reverse the shift pattern also. I can see if your racking up the miles touring or on a cruiser you would want more room.

          • Reginald Van Blunt says:

            I was not really concerned about linked shift levers as much as the shift lever to foot peg distance, which should be a standard dimension for all manufacturers.
            An advantage of linked shifters is less chance of internal damage thru the case with a hard dump compared to a traditional splined shaft.

        • Jeremy says:

          I’m not sure how much range there is, but the shifter is adjustable. Loosen the two lock nuts on the main shifter linkage shaft, then turn that shaft to adjust.

  12. mickey says:

    What do I think of it? I wouldnt pay $5k for that kit that’s for sure. Guess others will find it worth it though.

    • Dave says:

      I’d agree and I think most people who buy Ducati Scramblers love the way they look stock. I don’t see too many takers for this.

      If they did a styling kit at ~1/2 the price for some of the more abundant, lower cost donor bikes, like the CB500’s, Ninja 300’s or SV650’s (older ones), they might be on to something.

    • Don says:

      It looks far better than a stock Duc Scrambler. Their toy-like looks are the biggest turn-off for them. For the price of a Duc Scrambler and this kit though, you could get a far nicer bike overall. So no, I wouldn’t pay for it.

  13. todd says:

    For that much you can just buy a slightly used Monster and be more authentic.

  14. Fivespeed302 says:

    It looks cool but I’d never drop an extra 5 grand on a Scrambler. If it came that way for the same price as a Scrambler then hell yeah!

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