The Intermot festival promised to be a big event as many manufacturers were ready to launch their new bikes and updated versions of the existing ones. But none of them was as successful in creating craze fellow bikers as the Kawasaki and the Ducati did. Kawasaki, with its Ninja H2 launch last day, was pretty much successful in getting all the attention of the enthusiasts around the globe, but it was Ducati who won hands down with its new launch, The Scrambler.
We had been tracking down the progress of the Ducati Scrambler for quite a long time now, with Ducati teasing through a series of animated videos and a spied video captured in Italy. But, the Ducati finally unveiled the bike at the Intermot Motorshow, Cologne, Germany yesterday. And we must confess, our mouths are still open!
What a motorcycle it is? A package of classic looks, sleek design, brilliant aesthetics and a modern engine. The color combinations consist of all the reds, yellows, matte greens, blacks and oranges. It will be launched in four design philosophies, namely, Scrambler Icon, Scrambler Urban Enduro, Scrambler Full Throttle and Scrambler Classic. The Scrambler will pay homage to the single cylinder engine that debuted in 1962. The new edition is being tweaked to an 803cc V-Twin is producing at the power figures of 75 HP at 7000 rpm, with 68 Nm of peak torque.
Ducati Scrambler Full Throttle
Ducati Scrambler Urban Enduro
Ducati Scrambler Classic
Claudio Domenicali, CEO of Ducati Motor Holding, said during the launch "This year Intermot is especially meaningful for Ducati as it continues to grow steadily as it has done for several years now. The last 12 months confirm this positive trend with a growth over 5% compared to the previous ones, a new sales record. I'm also particularly proud to be celebrating, here at Intermot, Ducati's historic win in the German Superbike Championship where the performance of the 1199 Panigale R has allowed us to take both the Constructors and Riders title - thanks to the prowess of Xavi Fores and Max Neukirchner."
The Ducati Scrambler will be available at the following prices (All prices are for U.S markets):
Icon Red $8,495
Icon Yellow $8,595
Full Throttle $9,995
Urban Enduro $9,995
Tech Specs of Ducati Scrambler
Bore x stroke
Fuel tank capacity
L-Twin, Desmodromic distribution, 2 valves per cylinder, air cooled
88 x 66 mm
55 kW (75 hp) @ 8,250 rpm
68 Nm @ 5,750 rpm
Electronic fuel injection, 50 mm throttle body
APTC wet multiplate with mechanical control
Tubular steel Trellis frame
Pirelli MT 60 RS 180/55 ZR17
330 mm disc, with ABS as standard equipment
245 mm disc, with ABS as standard equipment
1,445 mm (56.9 in)
13.5 l – 3.57 gallons (US)
176 kg (388 lb)
The name for Ducati's Scrambler is derived from the word Scramble (verb to Scramble, precisely) meaning, mixing up, blending, letting the imagination run free, sharing with others. And we say, the Ducati Scrambler stands true to its name, sending out a the message loudly, that, she is a cult, an extension of the rider, for the free-spirited, anti-est., open to the road. We can say, Scrambler isn't just a bike, it's a different world altogether.
Watch the images of the Scrambler here and decide for yourself, doesn't the bike deserve all that praise.