2015 Ducati Scrambler Unveiled at Intermot
Photo: Courtesy of Ducati North America
Ducati is having a good year. Not only have they seen positive growth over the past 12 months, but the 1199 Panigale R’s win at the German Superbike Championship has the Italian marque overflowing with goodwill. Now, with the unveiling of the 2015 Scrambler line at the Intermot, Ducati seems poised to move confidently into a field of sleek style and sophisticated performance.
“We have reinterpreted an iconic motorcycle, part of our history for more than 50 years, in a fully modern way, designing and building the Ducati Scrambler as if we’d never stopped making it. The four bikes of the Ducati Scrambler family represent starting points on a path to personalisation that will make every single Ducati Scrambler a unique, free-spirited bike as individual as the person riding it,” said Cristiano Silei, VP of Sales and Marketing at Ducati Motor Holding.
The Scrambler is a contemporary take on the iconic bike built by Ducati back in the 1960s and ‘70s, a natural evolution of that bike if it had actually evolved through the decades.
The Icon version, in yellow and red, is joined by three others - the 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. 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 feautres a 1970s look with the uncompromising riding pleasure and comfort of a modern-day bike.
Styling is iconic. The headlamp features and LED light guide around the edge in a classic frame. Seat and tank have been carefully designed to give the Ducati Scrambler appealing proportions. A compact bike, it’s been sized to accommodate all motorcyclists while the long seat maximizes comfort and allows for a passenger.
An oil and air-cooled L-twin two-valve 803 cc engine powers the Ducati Scrambler; it has an 88 mm bore, a 66 mm stroke and has been redesigned to give smooth acceleration throughout the rev range. Moreover, thanks to a vast range of apparel and bike accessories, to be presented in November, the Ducati Scrambler offers a virtually unlimited range of exclusive personalization and lifestyle options.
The bike will retail starting at $8,495 for the Icon in red.
The Ducati Scrambler Classic
The Ducati Scrambler Full Throttle