The fat tire look is not everyone’s cup of tea. But if that’s what butters your toast, Down & Out Café Racers are the guys to call.
The British shop has perfected the art of beefing up a bike’s footprint, mostly applying the technique to Triumph Bonnevilles. But builders Shaun and Carl wanted a breath of fresh air, so they decided to give a 2015 Ducati Scrambler the fat tire treatment.
“We looked at what other builders at the time were doing,” says Shaun, “and most were building cafe racers around the Ducati.
“After looking at the bike, we decided to keep the bike the original style of a scrambler—with a twist.”
That twist meant adding a beefy front wheel to match the Scrambler’s already burly rear.…