Ducati takes wraps off Scrambler – with video, photo gallery

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Scrambler Classic

Ducati has finally unveiled their 2015 Scrambler.

Of course, thanks to a summer-long promotional campaign, there’s very little about this bike we didn’t know already. As expected, it has the air-cooled motor from Ducati’s Monster 796, a time-tested engine. This 803 cc V-twin (or L-twin, according to Ducati) puts out 75 horsepower and 50 ft-lb of torque, with six-speed transmission and wet clutch.

The bike comes in four variations that have a steel trellis frame and aluminum swingarm, 41 mm Kayaba USD forks up front and a rear shock that’s adjustable for preload, also by Kayaba. We haven’t seen any indication the front suspension is adjustable. Front and rear suspension has 150 mm of travel.

All of them come with 18-inch wheels in front and a 17-incher in rear, shod with Pirelli MT 60 RS unites, 180/55 ZR17 in front and 180/55 ZR17 in rear. Brembo brakes come front and rear (only a single disc in front), with two-channel ABS, but there’s no word on whether ABS can be switched off for riding in gravel. The 310 mm front disc has a four-piston, Monobloc radially-mounted caliper.

Wheelbase is 1445 mm, and a 186 kg wet weight. Seat height is 790 mm, and there’s an optional 770 mm accessory seat. Fuel capacity is 13.5 litres. And while the Scrambler may have vintage lines, it also has LED lighting (standard halogen headlight) and an under-seat USB charger.

There are four different versions of the Scrambler (Icon, Urban Enduro, Full Throttle, Classic); The Icon is the base model with 10 spoke cast wheels and comes in red or yellow. You can get this sportified in the Full Throttle version that keeps the cast wheels but adds shorty front fender, a racing seat , low flat-track bars and Termignoni slip-ons and the all important black and yellow paint job.

If you want something that can go deeper into the woods then consider the Classic that goes with spoked wheels, wider bars, metal fenders along with a vintage styled seat and orange paint. But if you want the most dirt friendly option, then it has to be the Urban Enduro that also has the wire wheels, but adds a bashplate, tall front fender, wide bars, headlight grill and front fork covers. As you’d expect, it comes in army green.

We don’t have Canadian pricing or availability yet (update – see here), but we do know the bike will be Ducati’s entry-level model. From the marketing video below, it seems they’ve got their sights set squarely on separating hipsters from their money.

You can watch the video promo for the new Scrambler below and a photo gallery below that.


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4 COMMENTS

  1. This gallery of photos seems to be missing the Classic model. It’s the only one of interest with a normal rear fender and wire wheels.

  2. I really wanted the Triumph Scrambler. Now I’m having serious second thoughts. From what I can tell, the Duc weighs 100lbs less and makes at least 10% more horsepower. Similar price range too. The Duc looks nice now–especially the classic and enduro models with their wire spokes–and I’m betting there will be tons of aftermarket options (maybe including high pipes?).

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