MotoRelic is a little shop run out of Hamilton, Virginia by the very talented Sean Skinner. And despite having over 20 years of experience as a mechanic under his belt he was nearly beaten by this – a cursed 1965 Ducati 250 Scrambler that he dubbed the ‘Dastardly Ducati’. This little Duke ended up being one of those builds that fought him at every turn.
For those of you Ducati obsessives worrying that Sean has chopped up a stock 250 Desmo, put your pitchforks away. ‘The bike came to me in a bit of a chopper-ish form,’ he says. ‘The frame was butchered and hard-tailed with a rod welded to the swingarm’. So he cracked out the grinder and cut everything away, leaving only the swingarm and the frame around the engine. Then it was on to the wheels.