Designer Renders a Ducati and Italjet Collaboration
This Would be So Cool
What This Crazy World Needs
The Ducati Panigale V2 is about as far from a scooter as you can get, but then Italjet doesn’t make just any scooters. So when designer Kar Lee put together a mashup of the two, the result is something that not only looks plausible but is something I desperately want in my shed.
Lee shared his recent rendering with his audience on Instagram, and it has the front end of the Ducati superbike and the stance and naked appeal of Italjet’s Dragster scooter. It’s a totally badass-looking machine, and I’d love to see this design turned into a reality.
As RideApart notes, the two companies—Italjet and Ducati—are both from the same region of Italy, and they’re actually only about a half-hour apart. This says to me that a Ducati-Italjet collaboration makes perfect sense.
The Italjet Dragster is offered in 125cc, 150cc, and 200cc displacements, and personally, I think you’d have to start with the 200cc bike as the base or go even higher with the displacement. A 400cc option would be the coolest. Keep the bike with the CTV, but otherwise, inject it with some Ducati influence beyond the bodywork. Some new wheels, suspension, higher-performance brakes. This could be a super-cool design.
I know the chances of this happening are slim, but a guy can dream, right? I love scooters and I love Ducati’s sportbikes. This odd mashup simply works, and for the right price, I could see it being a success.