Ducati North America Presents “Spirit of the Scrambler” Award to Custom Scrambler Icon at The Quail Motorcycle Gathering



Tom Zipprian Wins Accolade for his Custom Scrambler Icon During
Award Ceremony in Carmel, California

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – May 8, 2019 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –  In honor of the customizable joy of the Scrambler Ducati world, this past weekend at The Quail Motorcycle Gathering Ducati North America presented the “Spirit of the Scrambler” award in front of VIPs and enthusiasts during the influential California motorcycle show. Ducati North America CEO Jason Chinnock was in attendance with his personal, customized Scrambler Ducati Desert Sled to present the award to Tom Zipprian, who received the trophy for his one-of-a-kind 2015 Scrambler Icon.

Ducati North America CEO Jason Chinnock presenting “Spirit of the Scrambler” award to winner Tom Zipprian and his custom 2015 Scrambler Icon at The Quail Motorcycle Gathering 2019 in Carmel, California. Photo Credit: The Quail/Paulo Rosas
Ducati North America CEO Jason Chinnock presenting “Spirit of the Scrambler” award to winner Tom Zipprian and his custom 2015 Scrambler Icon at The Quail Motorcycle Gathering 2019 in Carmel, California. Photo Credit: The Quail/Paulo Rosas

With more than 3,000 attendees at The Quail this year, it was amid a competitive atmosphere that the 2015 Scrambler Icon came out on top. With design cues including a sleek seat and custom-painted tank evoking a subdued orange and yellow color palette, the Scrambler Icon was a hit among spectators.

Additionally, Ducati brought its Scrambler Summer Road Trip with new 2019 models for guests to experience. Demo rides were had by riders of all skill levels on the beautiful roads around the Carmel Valley. Additional activities at the Scrambler Road Trip area included a coffee lounge, games and guitars for the community experience. This is the third year of the Scrambler Summer Road Trip, and its first appearance at The Quail, kicking off a cross-country tour.

What began with Ducati’s idea in 1962 to mix-up or Scramble a motorcycle to ride as well on the street as down a dusty dirt road, has become an international movement. The “Spirit of the Scrambler” class was designed to recognize Scramblers built to have fun no matter the terrain, expressing the owner’s personality without ever taking itself too seriously.

“Spirit of the Scrambler” award-winner Tom Zipprian and his custom 2015 Scrambler Icon at The Quail Motorcycle Gathering 2019 in Carmel, California.
“Spirit of the Scrambler” award-winner Tom Zipprian and his custom 2015 Scrambler Icon at The Quail Motorcycle Gathering 2019 in Carmel, California.

It was in 2015 when the Scrambler Ducati brand relaunched, and it has had immense success since then, with more than 59,000 bikes being sold worldwide, all the while introducing at least two new models every year. The brand has expanded the range from the entry-level Scrambler Sixty2 to the Scrambler 1100 Special, with Café Racer and off-road Desert Sled models also available. This year saw the refresh of the 800cc Scrambler models, addressing improved safety by adding cornering ABS, new functionality with a fuel level gauge and gear position indicator, and fresh style with new liveries across the range.

The Quail Motorcycle Gathering took place on Saturday, May 4 at the Quail Lodge & Golf Club in Carmel, California.

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Founded in 1926, since 1946 Ducati has been producing sport-inspired motorcycles characterized by high-performance Desmodromic engines, innovative design and cutting-edge technology. Situated in Bologna, the factory is located in the Borgo Panigale district. The model range covers several market segments with the following families: Diavel, Hypermotard, Monster, Multistrada, and Superbike. In 2015 Ducati presented the Ducati Scrambler: a new brand made of bikes, accessories and apparel that provide the last word in creativity and self-expression. These authentic icons of “made in Italy”, together with an extensive range of associated accessories and technical and lifestyle apparel, are distributed in 90 countries around the world. Ducati competes in both the World Superbike and MotoGP World Championships. In Superbike Ducati has won 17 Manufacturers’ titles and 14 Riders’ titles and in 2011 passed the historic milestone of 300 race victories. Ducati have participated in MotoGP since 2003, winning both the Manufacturers’ and Riders’ titles in 2007.

Source: Ducati Motor Holding SpA

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