Custom Ducati sale at Mecum Las Vegas to benefit Shriners Hospital

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This custom Ducati Scrambler will be sold at Mecum's Las Vegas auction to benefit Shriners Children's Hospital. | Mecum Auctions Photo
This custom Ducati Scrambler will be sold at Mecum's Las Vegas auction to benefit Shriners Children's Hospital. | Mecum Auctions Photo

A one-of-a-kind Ducati Scrambler motorcycle will be sold this weekend at Mecum’s Las Vegas auction with the proceeds going to Shriners Hospital for Children, according to a new release.

The motorcycle was customized as part of Ducati North America’s initial Maverick program by GRIME, a celebrity tattoo artist — and former Shriners patient — who has a three-year tattoo waitlist.

“We believe GRIME’s art and style exemplifies a freedom of expression that embodies the spirit of motorcycling and that of the Scrambler brand,” Jason Chinnock, chief executive officer of Ducati North America, said in the release.

“He’s used his uncapped creativity to design a masterpiece, which we’re bringing to Las Vegas as a gift to the world of motorcycling and the Shriners Hospital for Children, whom GRIME has chosen as the recipient of the auction proceeds.”

The Scrambler was given a blue paint job inspired by the Italian national soccer team jersey and took some retro styling cues from 1980s motocross bikes.

It has a custom gas tank, headlight and taillight, and is equipped with Andreani fork cartridges, Ohlins rear shocks, a custom 2-1-1 Terrmignoni High Mount Exhaust and parts taken from other Ducati motorcycles.

The bike was rewired by Ducati Master Technician Max Mueller and the entire build was supported by Marin Speed Shop in San Rafael, California.

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Carter Nacke is a graduate of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University. He began his career at KTAR News 92.3 FM in Phoenix, the largest news radio station in Arizona, where he specialized in breaking news and politics. A burgeoning interest in classic cars took him to the Journal in 2018. He's still on the hunt for his dad's old 1969 Camaro.

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