Coterie West of Los Angeles is a small group of like-minded individuals with a shared passion for motorcycles…particularly the Ducati Scrambler. We were fortunate enough to feature their first custom build, “Stella the Scrambler,” billed as a “modern desert tracker.”
Now the crew is back with “Sera,” a 2016 Full Throttle Scrambler built out of their shared workshop in Chinatown. Below, we get the full story on this subtle yet sublime Scrambler.
Scrambler Ducati Custom: In the Builder’s Words
Continuing with our love for the Ducati Scrambler, this is another one that we developed using a plethora of genuine Italian quality parts along with a hybrid of our own parts and upholstery. We were lucky enough to have our first Ducati Scrambler named “Stella the Scrambler” featured on your amazing website once and we thought we should continue pumping them out as long as we can.
Our shop is a shared space with our friend’s automotive shop (410 Garage) in Chinatown, Los Angeles. It’s all in the “coterie” name — a small group of like-minded individuals with a shared passion for one thing, motorcycles — specifically the Ducati Scrambler. We build to the customer’s specifications as well as toss in our $.02 to make for a final product we can all be happy with.
Functionality is as important as styling should be when it comes to owning a motorcycle. Riding a two-wheel is already cool… riding a customized bike is all character.
Suspension and Brakes:
Starting from the basics on what every bike should have, in this case, the factory Brembo calipers and rotors already do an amazing job — once replacing the pads with an aggressive sintered pad. The suspension has been completely overhauled using the Italian Bitubo components front and rear. A Brembo RCS brake master cylinder ensures that everything performs the way it should.
The odd-sized 18 inch front and 17 Rear wheels went from the factory cast alloy wheels to full wire wheels to complete the Scrambler look and a set of matching 50/50 Shinko knobby tires went on.
The 803cc is perfect at what it does but no bike is complete with a factory exhaust so out went the heavy steel pipes and in came a full titanium mash up using an Akrapovic header mated to a titanium Mivv dual barrel muffler.
Frame and cosmetics:
The classic lines on the Scrambler cleans up well with the new slim seat and side panel option we make and offer to the customer’s liking. A nice distressed brown leather from the local shop gave the owner the look he desired to go with the factory Matte black color the Full Throttle Scrambler model comes equipped with. The design on the upholstery was significant in the way of bringing a modern twist to the already classic looking bike.
A host of Rizoma gloss black anodized goods are subtle unless people know what they are looking at. Givi, Sw-Motech, and Puig does the rest in the protection and ergonomics department.
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Photography by @johnhuynhphotog