The first Ducati Scrambler was released way back in 1962, and originally was a single cylinder bike with a lot of class. With all things retro making a huge comeback, I guess it was time for Ducati to a rehash of a vintage classic…
The Updated Ducati Scrambler
The new 2015 Ducati Scrambler harks back to the days of “simple” motors, before the time of engine mapping, ABS and liquid ‘coolness.’ The Ducati Scrambler will be coming in 4 different styles, all powered by the 803cc L-Twin, Desmodromic distribution, 2 valves per cylinder, air cooled power plant. This will produce 75lbs of juice at the rear wheel, and surely enough smiles to keep the rider going for a while.
Check out the Ducati page HERE:
It seems most manufacturers are recognizing the public’s demand for a simpler, less complicated bike. A motorcycle that can be easy to hop on and ride, as opposed to having to figure out all the bells and whistles. While Ducati certain has some fancy, high performance rides in its lineup, this is a bike for those riders looking for something stripped down.
Despite its retro leanings, the 375lb bike is fuel injected, and comes with 10-spoke wheels instead of the expected wire spokes. A welcome update is the LED lights, instead of the often underpowered vintage style bulbs.
The only complaint I have heard is the fact that the tank is quite small for modern standards, topping up at 3.57 gallons. This should be sufficient to get you far enough down the road in style, and have fun doing it…