Icon, Urban Enduro, Full Throttle and Classic models revealed.
Ducati has finally revealed its hot new Scrambler range of motorcycles, featuring four varying options for “satisfying the different needs and wants of individual motorcyclists”.
The Ducati Scrambler is a contemporary bike that expresses the pure essence of motorcycling. Tried and tested materials such as the aluminium of the rear swingarm and engine covers and the steel of the teardrop tank and frame are combined with new-generation components such as front and rear LED lighting and LCD instruments.
Wide handlebars and a long seat provide a comfortable, relaxed riding position and, together with the low weight, low centre of gravity and slightly knobby tyres, ensure pure riding fun whatever the situation.
‘Post-heritage’ design gives a contemporary take on the iconic bike built by Ducati back in the ’70s. This Scrambler though is not a retro bike; it is rather intended to be just how the legendary motorcycle would be today if Ducati had never stopped building it.
The headlamp, together with the tank, forms a key part of the Ducati Scrambler look. Rounded, classically designed yet extremely modern it features a glass parabola and an ultra-modern LED light guide around the rim that acts as a side light.
Seat and tank have been carefully designed to give the Ducati Scrambler appealing proportions. A compact bike, the Ducati Scrambler instils confidence from the very moment you set eyes on it. It’s been sized to make it accessible to all motorcyclists while the long seat maximises comfort and can also accommodate a passenger comfortably.
An oil and air-cooled L-twin two-valve 803cc engine powers the Ducati Scrambler; it has an 88mm bore, a 66mm stroke and has been redesigned to give smooth acceleration throughout the rev range.
The Icon version, in yellow and red, is joined by three others – Urban Enduro, Full Throttle and Classic – each offering its own style and performance-related interpretation of the Scrambler spirit.
The Urban Enduro, with its Wild Green paintjob, is for enduro style enthusiasts and ready to switch from city streets to country backroads in an instant. The Full Throttle is for riders enthralled by the flat-track racing world who have a penchant for pushing things to the limit. And the Classic is for devotees to details and a 1970s look who want the uncompromising riding pleasure and comfort of a modern-day bike.
Moreover, thanks to a vast range of apparel and bike accessories, to be presented in November, the Scrambler offers a virtually unlimited range of exclusive personalisation and lifestyle options.
The Scrambler name has much in common with the verb to scramble – mixing up, blending, letting the imagination run free, sharing with others. Ducati Scrambler, the two-wheeled alter ego of those who ride it, is a cultural movement in and of itself. It’s free-spirited, positive and anti-conformist, open to encounters with other philosophies and styles.
Ducati Scrambler isn’t just a bike, it’s a world.
The Ducati Scrambler will be in Ducati dealerships starting form the end of January 2015 and the first of the four versions to become available will be the Icon.
Ducati Scrambler Australian price:
Ducati Scrambler ICON (Ducati Red) $12,990
Ducati Scrambler ICON (’62 Yellow) $13,140
Ducati Scrambler URBAN ENDURO $14,990
Ducati Scrambler CLASSIC $14,990
Ducati Scrambler FULL THROTTLE $14,990
Note: All prices are Recommended Retail Prices (RRP) which include GST, but exclude relevant Dealer and Statutory Charges, which also differ from state to state. Prices are subject to change without notice.