We are huge fans of Pepo Rosell, formerly of Radical Ducati. Pepo closed down that shop two years ago, went on a sabbatical, and returned to open XTR Pepo. Now the master “bike constructor” is back with another Ducati, ordered by Ducati Spain, and it’s simply off-the-charts. The donor bike is a 2016 Ducati Scrambler Icon.
The Ducati Scrambler is powered by a 75-horsepower, 803cc L-twin motor. As you may know, there are a number of Scrambler Models: Urban Enduro, Full Throttle, Classic, Sixty2, Flat Track Pro. Most of the differences are cosmetic. The Icon is available in ’62 Yellow or Ducati Red and is characterized by a lower, 31.1-inch seat height, and higher, comfortable handlebars. It has dual-sport mag wheels instead of spoked, which saves a few pounds.
Of the bike, Ducati says:
“The Scrambler Icon is the starting point from which to express yourself.”
XTR Pepo took those words to heart, turning one of the tamer factory Ducs into an incredible work of art–a staggering expression of speed, power, and sex. The bike is called “Regolarita.”
Regolarita: A History Lesson
REGOLARITA is an Italian word that means regularity. Regolarita was also a category in the world off road championship racing in the late seventies. This competition was like a rally where you must make several runs with time control. The winner is not the fastest…it’s the most regular! The pilot who wins makes the run in the same time (or closest).
This discipline was very important in the ISDT championship and many factories created models specifically called Regolarita…and Ducati made a bike called “Regolarita 125.”
What I have tried to make with my Regolarita is to make a tribute to the very first Ducati Scrambler that was a sample of the first off-road bikes from the 60s and 70s that were part of the regolarita class.
This was the very first Ducati Scrambler 250 made for the American Ducati importer (Berliner), from which I got my inspiration for Regolarita:
You can see many of the design cues from the original in Pepo’s version, including the tank shape and paint scheme, the wire wheels, the seat shape and fender colors, etc. All in all, an incredible tribute to the Regalorita class of old.
“REGOLARITA” (2016) by XTR, ordered by Ducati Spain
- Donor bike : Ducati Scrambler ICON (2016).
- Modified OEM frame,cutting entirely rear frame and making a new subframe.
- Ducati Sport Classic modified swingarm with detachable cantilever . Cantilever shock system conversion.
- OEM footrest support modified for solo use.
- Scrambler classic modified rear and front alluminium mudguards.
- Tsubaki gold chain.
- XTR front light and clock bracket.
- OEM Scrambler dashboard
- Mash 500 Scrambler front light with grid.
- XTR led blinkers.
- Lucas type rear light.
- XTR licence plate support.
- Scrambler Classic OEM spoked wheels.
- OEM brake system.
- ABS box reposition with new Frentubo brake lines .
- Monster 1200 OEM conical handle bar.
- Rizoma taller handlebar supports
- Domino grips
- Vicma CNC machined mirror
- Electrical wiring and ECU repositioning.
- LIPO Battery
- OEM air box elimination replaced by an inlet manifold with grid.
- XTR two in one exhaust system made by Super Mario with Termignoni silencer.
- ECU , sport mode repro.
- Ducati De Luxe 250 (1962) modified fuel tank for mount Scrambler OEM fuel pump and gas cap.
- Ossa Enduro 250 (1970) seat.
- XTR side plate number.
- Painting : Pintumoto and Artenruta.
- Pictures: Cesar Godoy.
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XTR Pepo Custom Bikes
- Ducati Pantah 600 TL (Silodrome)
- Ducati 750SS (Silodrome)
- Ducati 48 TS (Silodrome)
- (Asphalt and Rubber)
- Suzuki Bandit 600 (The Bike Shed)
- Triumph Speed Triple (GearHeads.org)
Additionally, Bike EXIF has a beautiful retrospective on the bikes of Radical Ducati.