Ducati have brought back the Scrambler
The Scrambler was originally intended for the American market with the first 250 Model being made in 1962. Over the next 6 years the Scrambler underwent continuous modifications, then in 1968 the first true Ducati Scrambler was with “wide casting” engines were brought out, first in and then in 1969 the 450 was launched.
The Ducati Scrambler bikes included a few with Desmo cylinder heads and was subjected to continual technical adjustments right up until 1974 when production halted.
Ducati is now bringing back this icon and have managed to weave some modern aspects of motorcycle design into the bike that don’t really take away from the stripped down aesthetic of the machine. LED Lighting and LCD instrumentation are tastefully disguised in period casings and covers that at first glance have the fit and look of yesteryear. Modern Interpretations can also be found with the alloy swing arm, engine and cam belt covers.
The Ducati Scrambler has an engine derived from the Monster 796, it has an 88 mm bore, a 66 mm stroke and has been redesigned to offer smoother running throughout the rev range. To allow for the steel teardrop tank induction is via a single 50mm throttle body fitted with twin-injectors. The pistons and crank are from the Monster/Hypermotard 796 parts catalogue. That single throttle body should help reduce servicing costs with no need for balancing and service intervals are recommended at 12,000km.
The Ducati Scrambler also offers those vertically challenged riders with a low 790mm seat height, which can be lowered to 770mm via a low seat option. There is also underseat storage complete with powered USB outlet.
With wide 180/55R17 Pirelli MT 60 RS Rear Tyres and a 110/80-18 front combined with the wide bars this Scrambler will surely prove to be fun in the hills.
Ducati explain the 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.’
With a started price point of $12,990 the first of the Scrambler Icons are set to arrive in Australia in February 2015 with the other variants due for delivery in April 2015. Now that Ducati has brought back the Scrambler you need to contact us to arrange your pre purchase.
For more information or to pre order you Ducati Scrambler contact us at
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