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The Ducati’s successful super sport era kicked off when talented rider Paul Smart entered the 1972 Imola 200 race with the 750cc Desmodromic engine, which had not yet proven itself. Paul went on to win the race and began the Ducati sports era. When Ducati launched their SportClassic last year they wanted a Paul Smart theme to go along with it so they approached Paul to have him redesign the Scrambler. With the support of his wife Maggie, sister of the late Berry Sheene, a new partnership was born. They traveled to Thailand to lead the design and oversee the production of the Scrambler Paul Smart. Most changes where cosmetic. The requisite silver paint job is present and has a period correct logo on the tank, as well as a gold stripe that mimics the translucent fuel level window on the original bike. An aluminum front fender, gold anodized fork legs were added. The bike has a racy theme, and the seat has been upholstered in brown Alcantara with a removable cowl proudly displaying Paul’s famous 16 race number. The right side was completely redone, and the improvement was so great that it now hosts Paul’s signature. Only twenty-four of these bikes were produced, and they sold out as soon as they were officially unveiled.  The Scrambler wears the Paul Smart theme very well and has been a nice addition to the Ducati fold.


Via Bike EXIF