Scrambler 62 Superbike

Posted by Jim Smith on

Well this all started a few years ago, when I didn't have a bike for a track day and took our demo Scrambler Cafe Racer.  In stock trim it surprised quite a few people and started me thinking...

So the next step was to strip the lights off, put on a spare fuel tank, some rearsets and an exhaust.  Not too bad.  'Thumpy' as she became known spawned a number of customer bikes and ended up in the hands of XXXXXXX - back in street use.

That got me thinking and started to look at the rule book...  Aircooled motors up to 650cc's are allowed in Superbike 500, where the main competition is the Ninja 400 - hmmm....

The Scrambler 62 uses the same frame as the Cafe Racer.  The geometry is close to some well developed race frames.  The engine cases are basically the same as any of the current small block 2V Ducati motors.  We've done quite a bit of work with Bruce Meyers over the years, so I sat down with him and discussed a couple of motor options - one that was similar to ones he built in years past and one that was a new configuraiton.   And it all got started...

Target -

  • 300 lbs
  • 65 rear wheel horsepower

A new Scrambler 62 was procured - and we started stripping it and cutting anything that was not needed off.