Ducati unveiled its 2020 line-up on 23 October, and the list included new and updated models. Among many new versions of the existing products was the Scrambler Icon Dark.
As the name suggests, the Dark version is based on the standard Scrambler Icon. The new version of the Scrambler family brings a stealthy paint-job to the motorcycle. The “Matt Black” paint on the Scrambler Icon Dark is complemented by a black frame, black seat and grey rim. The aluminium side panels on the fuel tank and an almost similar to the exhaust adds a neat contrast to the styling of the Scrambler Icon Dark.
All other styling specifications are identical to the standard Scrambler Icon. The aluminium side panels are interchangeable for customization of the visuals as per the owner’s choice. On the Scrambler, modern yet authentic materials are combined to perfection. The aluminium side panels match the steel of the teardrop tank and the glass of the headlight. The black-painted crankcases and brushed cylinder head fins, which are also seen on the standard Scrambler Icon, complement the dark theme of the Scrambler Icon Dark.
Other features of the motorcycle include LED headlight with DRL, auto-off LED indicators, LCD instrument console with gear indicator and fuel level info and the optional Ducati Multimedia System that gives access to music, incoming calls or to chat with the passenger on the intercom.
Mechanical specifications even after the upgrade to Euro-V emission norms are the same. Ducati has not revealed the complete spec-sheet for the 2020 Scrambler range. The 803 cc L-Twin, Desmodromic distribution, 2 valves per cylinder, air-cooled mill, in Euro-IV guise, made 54 kW (73 hp) at 8,250 rpm and 67 Nm (49 lb-ft) at 5,750 rpm.
The motorcycle boasts a low seat height of 798 mm and a dry weight of 175 kg. The wide handlebars aim to deliver upright and relaxed ergonomics. The hydraulic clutch control with an adjustable lever is aimed to further improve the comfort levels.
The motorcycle is built around a twin-spar steel trellis frame and it features a die-cast aluminium swingarm. The 10-spoke alloy wheels, with 18-inch front and 17-inch rear combination, are wrapped in Enduro-delivered Pirelli tyres that are said to be optimised for Ducati Scrambler. The motorcycle features dual-channel Cornering ABS as standard.
The Indian launch details are scarce, although Ducati may not wait too long to introduce the updated versions of its highest-selling motorcycle brand in our market.