Borgo Panigale, Bologna, 11 May 2020 – On the occasion of the presentation of the new Scrambler Ducati 1100 PRO, which took place in February 2020 at ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena, Ducati involved students of the California institute with a contest to design a proposal for the Scrambler Ducati of the future.
Peter Harkins the winner of the Scrambler Ducati of the future Brand from California. Peter Harkins said that,“I am thankful to Ducati and ArtCenter for working together to provide this opportunity.” and “I am extremely excited to be working alongside such a talented group of designers at Ducati and look forward to learning new skills and techniques. Thank you to my classmates who pushed me to do better and to our teacher, Alex Earle, for inspiring us through his Powersports Class. This is a dream come true!”
His vision of a future Ducati Scrambler revolves around the idea of a dirt-bike-type scrambler that uses a simple single-cylinder (rather than a V-twin) held together by a cradle frame. He even played around with the rear shock positioning, which in the final concept is neatly tucked away under the bodywork and connects to the double-sided swingarm using a strut.
Andrea Ferraresi, Ducati Style Center Director said “Peter Harkins was the best in transforming the brief into a decidedly spot-on project. His work proved to be particularly complete in the study of the proportions and in the development of the details. The reinterpretation that he proposed takes its inspiration from the values of the brand and maintains the typical stylistic canons of the Scrambler Ducati, such as lightness, simplicity of lines and the headlamp characterized by the unmistakable X, now recognized as the signature of the bike.”