Ducati Scrambler Cafe Racer Number Plate Conversion

So you have purchased the Scrambler Ducati Cafe Racer, and you love almost everything about it, but loathe the plastic number plates. This post is not for everyone, as there are many that love the Cafe Racer out of the box, but for those that wish for a sleek option here is some insight on how to substitute those plastic stock seat panels.

Ducati Scrambler Cafe Racer

In this post, we will be using the BMG Concept slim seat panel set as they are beautiful with elegant bends and are the easiest to install. They are the only panels that include splash guards on both sides to protect your core.

BMG Concept Panel 

[Exhaust side]

BMG Concept Panel

[Rear Shock side]

Typically in any other Scrambler model replacing the seat panels is as simple as replacing the stock panels on each side with an aftermarket slim-line seat panel. With the Cafe Racer plastic seat panels, however, there is a notable difference. The plastic 54s and seat lock opening is one single piece, and instead of having the key lock opening underneath the seat as in other Scrambler 800 models, it protrudes to the rear shock side of the bike. This is the main issue of the seat panel conversion, because of this, sleek seat panels such as the ones made my BMG concept cannot be mounted.

Fortunately, there is a solution. Though it the Cafe Racer stock number plate is a single piece, we have to look at it in 3 parts to make the number plate conversion - left panel, right panel, and mud flap. The first thing you would do is purchase the Icon mud flap from your local dealer - part # 24714922A (cost ~ $35).

 Scrambler Mud Flap[Render]

This relocates the seat lock to underneath the seat allowing for flush installation of the BMG Concept panels. Once this is completed it is a simple installation!

Here are some images from @starknakked showing how it looks. Clean, smooth, beautiful.

Scrambler Cafe Racer

Scrambler Cafe Racer

What do you think? Would you want to replace the number plates or keep it stock? Comment below and if you have any questions about modifying your Scrambler feel free to email us at hello@astroscrambler.com

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Comments

Joseph - July 17, 2018

I like the idea of the number plates, but not the current silver color.. Those side panels do look great. I’ve looked at a few, but the cafe racer model kind of loses it’s individuality without the number plates. Just wish a 3rd made plates in other colors.

Robert Ducati - July 17, 2018

Real easy to do! I will send some pics of my cafe racer soon

Robert Buchsbaum - July 16, 2018

I painted my number plates black in order to make them less obnoxious. It now looks much better, but yours definitely look nicer. Not perfect, but definitely nicer.

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