In the seventh episode of the Ducati World Première web series 2023, Ducati unveiled the new Ducati Scrambler family to the public. The new generation of Ducati Scrambler has been completely redesigned, retaining the spirit that has made this family a worldwide success by winning over 100,000 fans: an essential, fun, easy-to-ride motorcycle with a great personality, whose uniqueness emerges even stronger thanks to an eye-catching, modern style.
The new Ducati Scrambler is the perfect choice for those who want a motorcycle with a unique and recognizable style, dynamic and fun, accessible and safe for everyday use. A motorcycle designed for those who seek freedom and want to share their style and way of being with others.
The second generation confirms the simplicity and authenticity that have always represented essential values for all Ducati Scrambler enthusiasts. The air-cooled twin-cylinder Desmodue engine, trellis frame, wide handlebars, low center of gravity and fun riding are enhanced by advanced electronics and more modern style in lines and concepts.
The results of this recipe are three Ducati Scrambler models: Icon, Full Throttle and Nightshift. Three differently styled motorcycles, united by a relaxed riding position and low weight, to offer enthusiasts of all experiences and abilities great riding pleasure, on urban journeys as well as on out-of-town trips.
The new Ducati Scrambler keeps its iconic design intact while evolving its distinctive elements in a contemporary key.
The front DRL (Daytime Running Light), recognizable at first glance thanks to the 4 circular sectors (a trademark of the Ducati Scrambler universe), tapers and becomes sharper to have a more modern and elegant cut. The front headlight, now full LED, retains the iconic "X", redesigned and applied to the exterior for an even more distinctive style. The design of the rear light, which remains full LED, also evolves while maintaining the classic and recognizable semicircle shape. Also LED are the turn signals.
The steel tank has been redesigned and equipped with an interchangeable cover that, along with the fenders and details on the headlamp, gives the bike its color and allows easy, quick but complete customization. Elegant anodized aluminum covers below the tank complete the renewed design of the front of the bike. The new instrumentation with 4.3-inch color TFT cluster and dedicated HMI makes the new Ducati Scrambler even more modern, integrating perfectly with the style of the bike in its shapes and information display.
A key element of the Ducati Scrambler's personality, the twin-cylinder Desmodue engine has new clutch and alternator covers featuring the “X” logo, while the belt covers now have a more refined shape in keeping with the bike's new style. The exhaust, also evolved, has even more essential lines and the turn of the headers leaves the engine fully exposed.
The new Ducati Scrambler has also been renewed in its technical contents and lightened by 4 kg, thus obtaining a more manageable and easy to ride bike.
The chassis is all new and makes an important contribution to the bike's overall weight reduction. The trellis frame has been updated and lightened. The swingarm is new and is now combined with a shock absorber repositioned towards the center of the bike. The engine has also undergone some updates that has reduced its weight. Finally, for a sportier feel, the rear frame is now separate from the main frame.
Riding improvements also come from a slightly increased steering angle that contributes to ease of use both in maneuvering and in city traffic. Newly designed wheels confirm the 18” and 17” sizes at the front and rear, respectively.
The Desmodue engine, which has always been a distinctive feature of the Ducati Scrambler, has been modernized in its contents, is about 2.5 kg lighter than the previous generation, and is now equipped with a new eight-disc clutch with a softer pull. The clutch is also more compact, which has made it possible to reduce the side encumbrance of its cover, thus offering more space for the rider's foot. The new Ducati Scrambler is equipped with a bearing-mounted shift drum, which allows for smoother and more precise shifting.
Ducati Scrambler is even more fun and safer with the introduction of Ride by Wire throttle management. This solution, which on the one hand makes the engine's response ready at every opening angle of the throttle, while remaining progressive and easy to manage at all rpm, on the other allows the adoption of Ducati Traction Control and to have two Riding Modes: Road and Wet. The latter, designed specifically for riding on wet surfaces, offers a smoother throttle response and a traction control calibration more oriented to stability and safety. Standard equipment is completed by Cornering ABS, which is essential for making riding even safer. Thanks to the introduction of Ride by Wire, the new generation of Desmodue engine has the option to mount the Quick Shift up/down, standard equipment on the Full Throttle and available as an accessory on the rest of the range.
Also available as an accessory is the Ducati Multimedia System, which offers the ability to manage music and calls by connecting your smartphone to the bike.
The air-cooled, two-valve twin-cylinder engine confirms the maximum power output of 73 hp , and is also available in a 35 kW version for motorcyclists with an A2 license. The Ducati Scrambler Icon, as well as Full Throttle and Nightshift, will arrive at dealerships in March 2023.
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