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One Trick Ducati Monster EVO Scrambler

Moto Corse Performance doesn’t just build dominant race bikes

Read between the lines of any Scrambler Ducati road test and you’ll realize the trick machine needs more power. Mike Eaton of Hero Clean cleaning products thought so too, and since he already raced Moto Corse Performance machines, he called MCP boss Chris Boy about his street bike’s “problem.”

A project was born.

And if you know Boy—the Energizer bunny who builds Ducati, Bimota and NCR race bikes for his customers and then beats them on the track—you have an inkling of how cool Eaton’s Scrambler is. At the New Jersey AHRMA round, I had a chance to run the Hero Clean Scrambler around the track and then the backroads of New Jersey, plus talk to Boy about the extensive build. The power is immediate at any rpm above idle, and it screamed into the rev limiter with no sign of slacking off; the slightly taller rear shock was a big help in lightening the steering.

Enjoy the video, because I certainly enjoyed the bike. I also made a quick list of the parts Moto Corse massaged and the few parts they left stock:

Modified:

  • Ducati Monster 1100 EVO engine with 1123 big bore kit
  • The EVO engine cases had to be disassembled and custom machined to fit in the Scrambler frame. Cases updated with Ducati 1198R crank bearings
  • Big cams and ported head
  • Twin throttle bodies
  • Open airbox
  • Moto Corse performance gears and pulleys
  • Moto Corse custom twin exhaust with Shift-Tech carbon mufflers built by Al Brown
  • Moto Corse custom tune on-stock ECU by Larry Zullo
  • Rapid Bike piggyback ignition and fuel tuner with auto-tune
  • Single-sided swingarm conversion
  • Öhlins rear shock
  • Rear ride height is 0.5-inch taller
  • Shift-Tech carbon fiber tank panels and rear hugger
  • Tidy Tail custom taillight and license plate holder
  • Gilles GTO handlebar with adjustable bar riser clamps and speedometer holder
  • Bar-end mirrors
  • Ducati performance headlight housing and protector grill

Stock Items:

  • Front wheel
  • Forks and triple clamp
  • Stock ride height
  • Tires
  • Front brake system
  • Footpegs

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