Speed machine lovers, buckle up because we have a major surprise for you today: forty years after the discontinued production of the 250cc model and several months since the early reissue announcements, the new and revamped 2015 Ducati Scrambler is finally here – and it’s looking pretty mean and fit for some off-road speed revs, too.
“The Scrambler name has much in common with the verb to scramble – mixing up, blending, letting the imagination run free, sharing with others. Ducati Scrambler, the two-wheeled alter ego of those who ride it, is a cultural movement in and of itself. It’s free-spirited, positive and anti-conformist, open to encounters with other philosophies and styles. Ducati Scrambler isn’t just a bike, it’s a world,” the Italian motor bike producer says in its press release.
Recently revealed at the Intermot Show in Germany, the new Scrambler is a modern take on the iconic motorcycle model that dates back to the golden era of the ‘60s and ‘70s. A unique blend of retro looks, contemporary materials and state-of-the-art components, the 2015 Ducati Scrambler comes in four different trims – Icon, Urban Enduro, Classic and Full Throttle – each of them packing a air- and oil-cooled desmodromic L-twin two-valve 803cc engine (yes, you’re right, it’s pretty much inspired by the original Monster’s 796 motor). Thanks to its superior engine and other top-notch elements, the 2015 Scrambler can deliver incredible 75 horsepower at 8250 rpm and 50 lb-ft of torque at the slight 5750 rpm, with peak torque-to-peak power separation of 2500 rpm and cam with 11 overlap degrees for unrivalled ride smoothness and flexibility.
On top of that, the four revamped Ducati bike models come with the trademark steel teardrop tank and recognizable frame, high-set handlebar and bench seating, Brembo brakes, aluminum rear swingarm and engine covers and can provide a 66-millimeter stroke, 88 millimeters bore-wise and even acceleration all through the rev scope. Nevertheless, Ducati did not stop there – for some upgraded tech touches, try the LED unit at the front headlight, digital dashboard, built-in USB port below the seat and all-LED tail. Truly amazing, ain’t it? To put it short – the new Scrambler is a byword for the same spirit of anti-conformism, freedom and comfort as the original motorcycle model but it also features some new and improved parts to live up to the highest contemporary road monster standards. An ideal blend of the traditional and the modern, the 2015 Ducati motorbike draws on the blueprints of its predecessor, but at the same time offers a ride experience better suited to the needs of a 21st century cyclist.
““Post-heritage” design gives a contemporary take on the iconic bike built by Ducati back in the 70s. This Scrambler, though, is not a retro bike: it is, rather, intended to be just how the legendary motorcycle would be today if Ducati had never stopped building it,” Ducati says in the release.
In the Orange Sunshine-colored Scrambler Classic 803cc, Ducati heavily relied on the 1970 model and threw in a host of sophisticated details including the brand’s signature black frame and striped fuel tank, high-performing spoke wheels, classy aluminum front and rear mudguards and recognizable brown seat with diamond-esque inserts. On the other hand, the Icon 803cc version offers a more comfortable riding position with the seat height at 790 millimeters and a low center of gravity, coupled with the steel teardrop-shaped tank with interchangeable aluminum side-panels for classy yet enjoyable cycling style. Available in either ’62 Yellow or Ducati Red, the Ducati Icon has 10-spoke alloy wheels with Dual Sport tires measuring 18 inches up front and 17 inches at the rear and it also boasts an inconspicuous minimal dry weight of 170 kilograms for easy stationary maneuverability. Other noteworthy details include a wide handlebar, glass lens headlight topped by LED guide-light, refined aluminum-finish belt covers, a heat guard and interchangeable surround of the up-to-date LCD panel.
On another note, the Urban Enduro model in Wild Green is truly built for tough off-road rides, with vintage-looking black aluminum frame attached to 17-inch spoke wheels shod in Pirelli Dual Sport tires and topped by a ribbed brown seat with technical fabric lining for unmatched comfort even on lengthy riding sessions. Further specs include state-of-the-art LCD instrumentation, six-speed transmission, electronic fuel injection, engine sump guard, high plastic fiber mudguard, cross-bar handlebar, a set of fork protectors and headlight grille, all neatly rounded off with front and rear disc brakes equipped with standard two-channel ABS equipment. And last but not the least, the Ducati Scrambler Full Throttle model in Deep Black draws on the flat-track design of racing motorbikes and comes with a black frame, dark racer-like seat and black tank side-covers, topped by a homologated Termignoni racing exhaust, low tapered-diameter handlebar for easy control and short sport-styled front mudguard for a pleasant and clean backcountry riding experience.
A stylish combo of something old and something new, the 2015 Ducati Scrambler is the perfect bike for the modern cyclist who wants to show off some retro style, so make sure you check it out as soon as it arrives at your local dealership come January. Ducati’s new biking baby is certainly built to last and conquer the road, and look amazing while doing that too. watch video below
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