It has been four decades since a Scrambler was sold new in showrooms. But today, Ducati announced that it's bringing the '60s and '70s up to speed with a completely modern version of the cult legend.
The current Ducati lineup is made up primarily of striking sport bikes. It has its version of a cruiser with the Diavel, and it has its off-pavement adventure bike with the Hypermotard, but the Scrambler returns the Italian moto company to a simpler, wider reach. The bike's attractive outline stems directly from the original Scrambler's DNA right down to the teardrop tank. The engine and tech that run this machine, however, is all completely new.
The engine is the same heart that powers the Monster 796, an air-cooled, 803cc L-Twin. It will have 75 horsepower, 50 lb-ft of torque, and will be mated to a six-speed transmission. It has an APTC wet multiplate clutch with mechanical control and has a total wet weight of 410 lbs.
Additionally, the Scrambler features Ducati's signature trellis frame, it has a Kayaba suspension with a front upsidedown fork and a rear monoshock, it stops on Brembo brakes with two-channel ABS, it comes with LED lighting, and it features a single multi-function digital instrument unit.
At a starting price of just $8,595, the iconic Scrambler will be Ducati's cheapest and most accessible bike on the market.