Starting from scratch to become one of the finest custom motorcycle garages in Europe, Diamond Atelier has been continuously pumping out amazing motorcycles for a while now. Having created a successful production series titled Mark I & Mark II, which both sold out in record time; they are now back to their roots. Enter their latest build, the DA#11.
Based on a 2016 Ducati Scrambler 800, the boys over at Diamond Atelier decided to go all in on this build and experiment with things they hadn't done before. Thanks to the success of their previous projects, they are able to follow all of their plans and ideas for the future and this was one of them. Sourced directly from Ducati Germany, the Scrambler was chopped down soon as it entered the garage. The rear frame was replaced with the signature Diamond Atelier seat and for the first time they used a high riding position instead of the traditional low-laying clip-ons.
The bike's geometry was heavily reworked, ending up resembling a Ducati Multistrada with its high riding position. To make this happen, the rear end was reworked and a custom Monster 1100 Evo rear-shock was adapted to the Scrambler's frame. Front forks come directly from a Multistrada, paving the way for the setup. Brakes in the front are Tokico 6-piston calipers and Brembo rears, ensuring this beast can stop in a jiffy. To fulfill the look of their bike, Diamond Atelier wanted to add a custom tank that contributes to its look. They sourced an old tank and tried to fit it and after getting help from KRT to fit it like a glove.
This unique build by Diamond Atelier is a refreshing breeze among a scorching heatwave of low-slung cafe racers. The riding position, the body of the bike, the smooth lines and the geometry make it a perfect ride for bombing the asphalt in style.