Earle Ducati Scrambler
A designer for Audi by day, LA-based Alex Earle is known better in motorcycling circles for his street-tracker inspired custom Ducatis. He first caught our attention with the awesome project The Alaskan, and later with a lighter version, The Alaskan Junior. The Earl Motors latest creation is this middleweight adventure bike with all the necessities and none of the frills. Starting with a 2018 Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled, this very cool build was given a signature swing-arm extender, a kevlar skid plate, a suite of crash bars, hand-guards, off-road auxiliary lights, and a hand-formed six-gallon extended-range fuel cell supplemented by an axially tank in the tail. Other eye-catching details include a new brownish livery, an LED headlight set behind a vintage-style yellow lens, a slimmed-down dual-sport seat, and MX-style fenders front and aft. The end result is a supremely practical machine, designed for long distance, off-road expeditions.
photos by @christopherthoms