Custom Scrambler Ducati By Tattoo Artist Grime To Be Auctioned In Vegas

Proceeds to benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children

Custom Scrambler Ducati By Tattoo Artist Grime
The Scrambler Maverick by Grime, to be auctioned off by Mecum in Las Vegas on June 2.Erik Jutras

A unique custom motorcycle is coming up for auction in Las Vegas this Saturday, and Ducati North America CEO Jason Chinnock will be there to promote Auction Lot S163, the Scrambler Maverick designed by San Francisco tattoo artist Grime. All proceeds benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children.

“The project came together in a few short months,” Grime said. “I had to turn around the concept quickly, due to our goal of debuting the bike at the 2017 Handbuilt Motorcycle Show in Austin. Marin Speed Shop was highly instrumental in honing my ideas and making them into reality.

Custom Scrambler Ducati By Tattoo Artist Grime
Marin Speed Shop’s Jim McLaughlin and tattoo artist Grime.RC Rivera

“General manager Jim McLaughlin and his crew understood my design goal with the Scrambler, and made wise recommendations to make the outcome even better,” Grime added. “And Shriners was my charitable choice thanks to the care they gave me when I was a burn victim at 8 years old. The bike is special for many reasons, and I know it will find a good home.”

Beginning on June 1, Mecum’s Las Vegas Motorcycle Auction at the South Point Hotel, Casino and Spa will showcase 600 motorcycles. More than 250 hours of fabrication went into transforming the Scrambler Ducati Icon, the first of Ducati’s modern Scramblers, and the Italian company’s most successful model to date.

“We believe Grime’s art and style exemplifies a freedom of expression that embodies the spirit of motorcycling,” Chinnock said. “He’s used his uncapped creativity to design a masterpiece, which we’re bringing to Las Vegas as a gift to the world of motorcycling and the Shriners Hospitals for Children, whom Grime has chosen as the recipient of the auction proceeds. It’s our way of supporting Mavericks everywhere and helping the altruistic community that nurtures those Mavericks.”

Custom Scrambler Ducati By Tattoo Artist Grime
More than 250 hours went into creating the Scrambler Maverick at Marin Speed Shop.RC Rivera

The Scrambler Maverick Grime showcases a custom-fabricated gas tank, taillight, and headlight, with paint by Moto J Refinish and extensive rewiring by Ducati master technician Max Mueller. Additional modifications include: fork cartridges, Öhlins rear shock with remote preload and adjustable compression, custom 2-1-2 Termignoni high-mount exhaust, custom seat, rear taillight from a Ducati 996, dual throttle body conversion, dashboard, and an oil cooler from a Ducati Hypermotard.

Custom Scrambler Ducati By Tattoo Artist Grime
Featuring a blue color palette inspired by the Italian national soccer team and angular 1980s motocross styling cues, and with Grime’s touch, it merges the world of motorcycling with tattooing. The look and feel of the motorcycle was forged by Grime to blend rebellion and fun, and the feel of a warm summer day.RC Rivera

On June 2, bids for the Scrambler Maverick Grime will be accepted at the auction, by telephone or online.

Mecum Motorcycle Auction
June 1–2, 2018
South Point Hotel, Casino and Spa's Exhibit Hall
9777 Las Vegas Blvd. S
Las Vegas, NV 89183