Hugo Eccles Design Director

ABOUT

The Hyper Scrambler represents the uncompromised pursuit of the purest riding experience. It is designed to capture the spirit of motorcycling without concession to economies of scale or other hindrances. By stripping the motorcycle to its essence, the Hyper Scrambler embodies the best of all worlds: hand-built individuality and factory-like quality combined with state-of-the-art technology.

LIGHTNESS: The Hyper Scrambler is as much about what's been taken away as what's been added. Inspired by Lotus Cars' raffish founder Colin Chapman's mantra "simplify and add lightness," all extraneous components have been removed. The result is a nimble, razor-thin 803cc motorcycle that is twenty percent lighter than its nearest competitor, and weighs one kilogram less than a Vespa.

PERFORMANCE: The Hyper Scrambler's svelte 147 kilos, combined with the 83hp fuel-injected engine, delivers a power-to-weight ratio in excess of most superbikes. This power is controlled by a modified 50mm throttle body with Bing fuel-injectors. Huge 310mm semi-floating brake discs coupled with Brembo monobloc calipers—a system originally designed for a bike 23kgs heavier—bring the Hyper Scrambler to a swift stop.

RIDEABILITY: The Hyper Scrambler's boldly provocative appearance belies its practicality and reliability. It is as functional as it is radical: with a 220km range it is designed to be ridden daily without compromising either safety or legality. All necessary ECE-compliant lights, indicators, switches, mirrors, and horn have been discretely integrated into the design.

PRODUCTION: The Hyper Scrambler is manufactured as a limited production run with individual versions painted in Ducati-inspired colours that reference the company's rich 90-year history. Clients can specify different colours, materials and components.

DETAILS: At the core of the Hyper Scrambler is a modified 803cc fuel-injected L-twin Ducati motor stripped bare with transparent clutch cover, exposed timing belts, and underslung box exhaust and bellypan: a singular machinistic element that celebrates the mechanical.

The motor is suspended from a modified Ducati Scrambler chassis. The characteristically skeletal trellis frame—a signature element of Ducati motorcycles—is paired with a single-sided swingarm and a custom tubular subframe that supports the rear monoshock and slimline seat. Narrow LED strips, embedded into the tubework, double as both taillights and turn signals. The entire chassis is highlighted in Rosso Corsa, a proprietary neon orange colour used on Ducati's own GP racing bikes. Inverted Showa 43mm BPF forks are custom-anodised to match the frame.

A bespoke electronics package—including lithium battery, programmable module, and remapped control unit—is hidden in the tail alongside the deceptively capacious 13-litre fuel tank. The fuel tank sits atop the exposed neon frame and continues the tapered form of the seat, narrowing toward a custom LED headlight, creating a single cohesive form.

Low flattrack handlebars hold custom controls and switchgear. Brembo master cylinders are operated by one-of-a-kind brake levers with integrated signals. A modified top bracket incorporates an LED display that indicates speed, mileage, and revs.

SHOWS & PRESS: Media coverage for the Hyper Scrambler has reached an estimated 16 million people with features in CycleWorld, BikeEXIF, GQ Italia, Designboom, Pipeburn, Playboy and a dedicated episode of CNBC's Jay Leno's Garage. The Hyper Scrambler has been exhibited at the One Moto Show, the Handbuilt Show during the world MotoGP, and on Ducati Island at Laguna Seca Raceway during the World Superbike championship.

ABOUT THE DESIGNER: The Hyper Scrambler was designed and built by Hugo Eccles, founder and director of Untitled Motorcycles San Francisco. Hugo is a career industrial designer who trained at the Royal College of Art in London and has worked with some of the world's most prestigious brands including Ford Motor Co., Nike, and TAG Heuer. His lifelong passion for motorcycles began at the age of seven with a ride on his father's Suzuki GT550.

Date created: January 2016 2016-01-01T00:00:00+0000
Date published: 10 February 2017 2017-02-10T06:15:04+0000

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