For many enthusiasts motorcycles, with their shapes of superstructures and frames are considered works of art, especially the motorcycles customized by some tuners who create real masterpieces starting from standard models. There really are something for all tastes, to believe it just take a look at the ones we offer you weekly and which you can find in dedicated section of our site.
In this case however, the Ducati Scrambler Icon that you see in the photo is not the result of the work of a “traditional” customizer but of a real artist, who used the Borgo Panigale classic as if it were a blank canvas on which to express his art. This one-of-a-kind specimen it will be auctioned off and the proceeds donated to charity.
For the occasion, Ducati North America has collaborated with the artist Mickalene Thomas who made the work at the Heritage Auctions event which will take place on 23 May.
The RxART foundation, with which Ducati is a partner together with Atwater, was founded in 2000 to help promote contemporary art in children’s hospitals by drawing on artists who can transform and decorate children’s hospitals and offer them an environment more sunny and livable.
As for the bike, no changes have been made compared to the standard one, updated for 2023 as the whole range of Scramblers with ride-by-wire throttle, two riding modes and traction control to handle the L-twin’s claimed 73hp. The frame is also new, now lighter, which still maintains the trellis structure, but works with a new swingarm and the rear frame is now removable. The Icon also has 6 new customization kits: the side panels and covers are removable and replaceable with other colours.
The artist then took advantage of this opportunity by hand-painting the superstructures, making this Scrambler unique. which, as mentioned, has the charitable purpose of helping to support the association of artists who work in the pediatric wards of hospitals.
For all information on the RxRART charity auction, please visit rxart.net.