Ducati CR241 and Ducati RR241 Concepts Shown Off

The Ducati CR241 and Ducati RR241 concepts were shown off at the Bike Moto Show Shed, in London.

Both concepts are based on the Ducati Scrambler (or Scrambler Ducati), certainly to showcase Centro Stile Ducati’s capabilities. Thus both utilise the Scrambler’s 803cc air-cooled 90-degree V-Twin.

Ducati CR241 concept

The Ducati CR241 presents an evolved version of the cafe racer, despite maintaining the design cues of 1960s racers such the fairing which mounts to the fuel tank like the Pantah and 750SS. It is then given a modern twist like the colour scheme, flow of the lines. Ducati says it is meant “to stir the emotions of the most nostalgic and passionate fans of ‘60s British rockers iconography.”

Other key key elements include the 17-inch front rim with road tires and clip-on handlebars with bar-end mirrors. The saddle can be converted into a single-seat unit, thus recalling the classic “panettone” saddles of 1970s sportbikes.

Ducati RR241 concept

Over to the Ducati RR241 model, meanwhile, gets a post-apocalyptic treatment with its minimalist aesthetics: two wheels, a tank, an engine, and handlebars.

All the aluminum parts are left exposed, while the tank is stripped of its covers and replaced by a frame to which riders can attach a tank bag for the essentials. The pillion part of the saddle is also removable to create a luggage rack, and a high-mounted Termignoni exhaust completes the look.

The knobby Pirelli Scorpion Rally tires on 18- and 17-inch rims and a high front fender says it is ready for the apocalypse. All it needs now is gun holder and instructions on how to refine petroleum into gasoline.

Are they going into production?

Both concepts were displayed at the London Bike Shed Moto Show, from 24 to 26 May. Unfortunately, Ducati did not say if they are doing into production. We will have to wait until Intermot or Ducati Days at year end when they traditionally launch new models.

Wahid's lust for motorcycles was spurred on by his late-Dad's love for his Lambretta on which he courted, married his mother, and took baby Wahid riding on it. He has since worked in the motorcycle and automotive industry for many years, before taking up riding courses and testing many, many motorcycles since becoming a motojournalist. Wahid likes to see things differently. What can you say about a guy who sees a road safety message in AC/DC's "Highway to Hell."

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