A lot of folks who work at American motorcycle manufacturers are compulsive tinkerers. Indian’s design head, Ola Stenegärd, has been building choppers since forever. And Brad Richards of Harley-Davidson always has something sweet on his workbench.

Tom Zipprian is a mechanical engineer at California’s Zero Motorcycles—and he too likes to fill his precious downtime with wrenching. He’s just finished turning his Ducati Scrambler into a street tracker, and it’s a total sleeper build.

“I’ve been working on my 2016 Ducati Scrambler for about two years now,” Tom tells us, “with a simple project brief: What if Bologna made a factory Super Hooligan racer?”

“I finally finished the bike in time for the Quail Motorcycle Gathering last month in Monterrey, and I’m honored to say that I took home the Spirit of Scrambler award presented by the CEO of Ducati North America!”

At a glance, Tom’s street tracker doesn’t

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