During the Wheels and Waves in Biarritz, France, this past June, Ducati unveiled the Scrambler Mach 2.0, a custom created in collaboration with renown California designer Roland Sands.The bike was inspired by the Bell Cross Idol helmet that’s part of the Scrambler 2017 apparel collection, the helmet’s stripped color scheme celebrating the typical beach-front scene of the West Coast in the 1970s.
But why the name Mach 2.0? Like the graphics celebrate 1970s West Coast, the name celebrates the Mach 1 250 of the 1960s.Besides the paint on the bike that began life as a base Scrambler, other custom parts include a low cross-section aluminum handlebar, Flat Track Pro seat, black exhaust and cylinder-head covers, and Café Racer-styled brushed fins.In the video embedded below, Roland Sands discusses the Ducati Scrambler Mach 2.0 build. For additional information, visit Ducati Scrambler.
Our first segment introduces you to the new Arch 1s. This latest, slightly more sporting American V-twin, adds to the original KRGT1 coming from the boutique manufacturer based in Hawthorne, Southern California. Senior Editor Nic de Sena rode through Malibu with Gard Hollinger, who co-founded Arch Motorcycle with his friend, Keanu Reeves. The 1s is a unique ride for sure, and Nic explains what makes the bike really stand out.
For the entertaining story behind Arch Motorcycle from Gard Hollinger himself, you must listen to his podcast episode on Motos & Friends HERE
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In our second segment, Associate Editor Teejay Adams chats with multiple Emmy award-winning writer, Producer, Director, and actor, Thom Beers. the former Chairman & CEO of Fremantle Media North America, responsible for American Idol and America’s Got Talent.
Thom’s fertile imagination led to most of the really big reality TV shows such as ‘Deadliest Catch’ (now in its 17th season!), and many others. Of course for us in the motorcycle world, you’ll be interested to hear the genesis and story of how he started the first real fabrication reality show ‘Monster Garage’, that showcased Jesse James, and then how that led to ‘Biker Build Off’ and the ‘Zombie Choppers’ movie.
You’d imagine that most of Thom’s time is spent sitting behind a desk and on his phone. Not so. His intense stories of capturing much of the content for these shows make for some hair-raising listening.