Renowned for its striking red sports motorcycles, Ducati has just launched the 2014 star of Intermot Show which is the vaunted Scrambler. Though the Scrambler sports a vintage appearance that dates back to 70’s the Ducati is not packaged as a retro bike but it is part of the legacy of the company that continuously come up with epic motorcycles that are cinched to last and remembered for a long time.
The Scrambler is a testament of Ducati’s endeavor of whipping up diverse sportsbikes.
Ducati commands throngs of fans and followers, and for the hardcore vintage motorcycles aficionados, they would simply like the quintessence of the old Scrambler that is also present in the latest model. The classic look and feel is there same with the traditional specs. The new Scrambler has the flair and masculine look that would impressed even the most meticulous riders.
The sportsbike is beefed up with 13.5 liters capacity fuel tank that gushes smoothly beneath the seat which looks sturdy and comfy and provides enough space for a side-seat. The black inverted 41 mm forks gives 150 mm of travel and support sole, circular headlight that has LED daytime riding light around the rim.
Near the headlight is an instrument panel that is equipped with a digital tachometer that provides information about fuel reserve and temperature. The fork is a set is comprised of back handlebar which has a front brake lever and cable-actuated clutch lever. By tapping up a ‘trigger catch’ will activate the starter button is access.
The Scrambler is driven by an 803 cc oil-cooled L-twin which also powers the Monster 796 and has an enhanced bore and stroke which engineers quip provides an effortless acceleration. The wedge is finished with aluminum covers on the clutch, belts, and alternator while the exhaust is clad with a 2-into-1 layout which runs through an aluminum silencer. This EURO 3 compliant feature is distinct only to the Scrambler.
The Scrambler’s overall performance is rated 75 horsepower at 8,250 rpm with torque measured at 68 N-m whilst the gearbox is set at 6-speed affair with a multi-plate APTC oil bath clutch. The fast yet lightweight Ducati can be stopped with Brembo brakes.
The Scrambler will come in four different variants: Urban, Enduro, Full Throttle and Classic. Each of the models boasts of visibly distinctive appearance which provides the drivers the chance to opt for the model which suits their taste the most.