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SHINE ON YOU. Diamond Atelier’s Beautiful Ducati Scrambler Sixty2

Posted on August 4, 2017 by Andrew in Racer, Scrambler. 24 comments

Written by Marlon Slack.

Munich’s Diamond Atelier have produced some incredible, high-end motorcycles over the last few years. But lately they’ve decided to take a new approach, making a run of customised motorcycles all based around the same platform. This allows them to nut out the quirks and challenges of each build and offer up a motorcycle that’s cost effective but equally bloody gorgeous. The first to receive this treatment is this gorgeous Ducati Scrambler Sixty2.

The Ducati Scrambler Sixty2 is essentially the same moto as the fully grown 803cc Scrambler, but with different engine internals giving it a 400cc capacity. Think of it as the identical twin brother of the Scrambler – with a pack-a-day habit. As such the bike is better suited to small city runs than big mile-munching. And that’s exactly what the Munich-based client uses this bike for; his workaday commute.

Which is precisely what Tom from Diamond Atelier wanted to work around. He wanted to build a custom bike without sacrificing practicality. A ride that’s reliable and practical, but doesn’t mean you end up staring down the barrel of twenty minutes atop a stock Suzuki Bandit each morning.

So the team at Diamond Atelier took a long look at the Scambler Sixty2 to work out what had to change. The first thing to get the chop was the frame. ‘The entire chassis was reworked, including the subframe,’ Tom says, ’We replaced the stock swingarm with the 803 Scrambler’s aluminum one and had a custom Wilbers rear shock built specifically for the bike.’ Up front, Tom and the team installed new USD forks.

The Kellerman Indicators were built especially for Diamond Atelier

Underneath, the mags were thrown out and replaced with whopping 3.5” and 5.5” Kineo spoked rims, clever hoops designed to run tubeless tires – in this case a pair of Metzeler Racetec RR K3 semi-slicks, stickier than a 16-year-old’s keyboard. Not content with the traction offered by the rubber itself, the team added a Brembo PSC-16 brake pump as well as a set of braided steel hoses from ABM.

Taking a step back, Tom and the team opted to keep the standard fuel tank. ‘One thing I particularly like about the Scrambler is the shape of the gas tank and the way it flows with the lines of the bike,’ he says. ‘So we kept that and handmade a suitable rear frame for it with a kick-up tail.’ On top of that sits a cowhide leather seat that the team says can take a passenger. They must make ‘em skinny in that part of the world.

When it comes to the finer details of the Ducati, Diamond Atelier wanted to play things down a little more. ‘We didn’t want it to stand out from the crowd because of super fancy bodywork or overly flashy paint job,’ he says. So to many of the smaller touches are nicely subdued.

The headlight is stock Ducati Scrambler with a new aluminium surround while below that runs tiny prototype indicators from Kellermann. Engine wise the bike is stock, save for an airbox that has been completely removed and a one-off SC Project exhaust system.

‘The free space behind the wheel really helped the tidy look,’ Tom says, ‘as now you can clearly see the shape of the iconic V2 engine’

‘With this build we want to show that you don’t need a huge budget. Sometimes a build can be as simple as this. A daily ride customized in a way that doesn’t interfere with day-to-day demands.’ And he’s right, with the Sixty2 Scrambler still able to belt around crowded inner-city streets. ‘My wish is through this build people realize that it takes a lot less than they think to have something truly bespoke in their garage. And we’re here to make that happen.’

[ Diamond Atelier – Facebook – Instagram | Photos by Lukas Magerl ]

  • Zundap

    Nice bike,butt I’m in pain just looking at the seat.

    • guvnor67

      Strangely, I really like the seat, but the bit that irks me is the clutch cable etc crossing in front of the headlights. Apart from that, it’s a great looking machine.

      • Zundap

        The seat looks nice. Another 2″ of foam would do it for me.

    • I think the first shot makes the seat look pretty thin, but off you take a look in some of the other images, you’ll see its actually quite well padded.

    • Marlon

      I’ll bet any money in the world it’s more comfortable than the stock seat.

      • Andrew Jones

        Good point.

  • Bob Happel

    This is the biggest waste of a motorcycle. Who would want to ride it? Clipons, scrambler?

    • I’m not sure it’s a scrambler any more, Bob. And I for one would LOVE to ride it.

      • guvnor67

        Me too!

    • Marlon

      The name of the motorcycle is the Ducati Scrambler – it certainly isn’t one now!

  • AB

    I love the look here and the quality of work achieved. I gotta question success of the brief though … around town commuting. Ultra sport tyres that won’t heat up in town (Pirelli Angels would be better), clip-ons are a personal choice. And the mirco turn signals give me the squirts – car drivers are not going to notice them! Actually looking at the ride photo – just raise the bars to the top of the fork – ba-boom, much better.

    • Marlon

      I dunno man, I’ve got some mini LED indicators that are very, very bright.

      • AB

        Same here – but they have five LED’s each signal. Check out the photo above with the headlight – it’s in the dark – appears a single minute flasher! Each to their own I guess

    • martin hodgson

      I had Super Corsa’s on my 900SS, I’m the first to admit I got them for the look lol But they heat up very very quickly and the only time they’re a pain is if its wet… then you do have more than a few “moments” lol But a trade off I was more than happy to make and I can’t stand cheap, hard, tyres. No feel at all.

      • AB

        The brief is for a commuter around town bike.

        • Andrew Jones

          Guess it’s down to how you ride, too.

    • Andrew Jones

      I’ve seen single LED flashers that I consider too bright.

  • Marlon

    The more I look at this the more I like it. I’m a underwhelmed Ducati Scrambler owner myself and was starting to be convinced there wasn’t much good motorcycle underneath all that plastic. Consider me proven wrong.

    • AB

      Mate – search Ducati scrambler on this website – plenty of purdy ones.

      • Andrew Jones

        Don’t get him started. He’s had to go to therapy thanks to that bike…

  • martin hodgson

    The subframe is brilliant, I love the crossover bars, really narrows the profile of the bike and looks awesome too without giving away any structural strength. I gaunrantee we will see that look copied from now on. The colour is beautiful too, every DA bike has the most flawless paint and their colour combos work every time.

    But easily my favourite part of the build is how well they show off the L Twin motor, they’re iconic in the motorcycle world and now too often Ducati are covering them up and next year switching to a V4 for the Sportsbikes, this here is a look I’ll always love!

  • JayJay

    I like it except the seat,it’s to thin, looks out of place. And one word annoys me: budget.. while they opt for kineo Wheels. that’s not very budget in my world

  • Mayakovski

    Bella, except for that horrible seat rear end. Guess they ran out of design style at that point.

  • Al

    Yup, there is still p!entry of skinny chicks left in Europe, unlike in other places…
    I like the shape of the front fender…ups, it’s the original.
    …and gloves are for pussies.