Since the release of the first trailer for Marvel’s Venom, starring Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock, fans have been wondering what kind of motorcycle the main character is riding through the streets of San Francisco. Here’s the trailer:
The motorcycle in the movie Venom appears to be a Ducati Scrambler. Introduced in 2015, the Scrambler has an 803cc L-twin engine offering 75 horsepower and 50 pound-feet of torque. According to Cycle World‘s track tests, the bike has a 0-60 time of 3.7 seconds and hits the quarter mile in 12.46 seconds.
While the bike’s name may imply off-road prowess, the Scrambler is not designed for heavy off-road use. Fire roads, curb-jumps, and mild dirt tracks may be in the bike’s wheelhouse, but it is not a true enduro or dual-sport motorcycle.
Ducati Scrambler in Venom
Specifically, Venom’s Ducati Scrambler appears to be the Full Throttle edition, which features short Termignoni mufflers, a race-inspired seat, and Pirelli dual-sport tires. We originally wondered if the film’s creators would choose to use the new-for-2018 Scrambler 1100, offering an 86-hp L-twin from the Monster Evo. However, a number of design elements — such the gauge cluster and oil cooler placement — indicate the bike in the film is a regular 803cc Scrambler. Though, in some shots, it appears to have the high-mount dual exhaust of the 1100. In others, however, it clearly has the low exhaust…
Here’s a full set of specs on the Ducati Scrambler Full Throttle — the edition reported by Motorbike Writer as being the one used in the film:
The bike has most likely been blacked-out to fit with the look and mood of the film and its main character. Thus, the bike may look more like this Full Throttle “Black Series.”
Venom Motorcycle Stunt Scene Filming
Here’s a scene from the stunt team filming a car/motorcycle chase through the streets of San Francisco.
About the Movie
Venom is a spin-off from the Spider-Man franchise, an American superhero movie based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name, starring Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock / Venom, produced by Columbia Pictures, and directed by Ruben Fleischer.
The Marvel character has his origins in a 1982 idea to give Spider-Man a new black-and-white costume made of self-healing material, which would later become Venom. Venom is actually a sentient alien called a Symbiote. This creature has an amorphous, liquid-like form, and must bond with a human host for its survival. The human host enjoys the enhanced powers of the Symbiote while bonded.
Venom’s first host was Spider-Man, who separated himself from the alien creature when he uncovered its villainous nature. Eddie Brock is the second and best-known host, with whom Venom would become one of Spider-Man’s archenemies.
The movie Venom is set to be released in the United States on October 5, 2018.