Ducati has unveiled three variants of its Scrambler range – Full Throttle, Café Racer and Desert Sled – at the 2018 INTERMOT motorcycle show in Cologne.
Each motorcycle has a unique styling to stand apart. The Full Throttle is inspired by the flat track Scrambler. It features two-tone black-yellow white-striped tank, all-new rear end with dedicated seat and white-rimmed yellow number holders. Other styling cues include a low-slung tapered handlebar, stubby front mudguard and dual-silencer exhaust.
The Café Racer, with its renewed livery, draws its inspiration from the Ducati 125GP Desmo. This variant gets Silver Ice Matt graphics with a blue frame. Adding to the retro looks of the motorcycle are the 17" spoked wheels and aluminium bar-end mirrors. Braking performance is improved with a modern radial front brake pump that is claimed to offer performance on a par with that of a sport bike. Other features include exhaust with dual tailpipes, nose fairing, lateral number holders (with the number 54 in honour of Bruno Spiaggiari) and stubby mudguard.
The off-road-focused Scrambler Desert Sled comes equipped with a red frame, new seat with colour-coordinated stitching and spoked wheels with black rims. The motorcycle also gets an Off Road Riding Mode that allows ABS disengagement. The Desert Sled features adjustable Kayaba suspension, type-approved headlight mesh guard, high mudguards (specially designed for this version) and engine skidpan.
Standard features across the new range include all-new headlight with LED DRL, auto-off LED indicators, beefier side panels, black-painted engine and brushed cylinder head fins. The instrument console is a LCD unit that gets Ducati Multimedia System. The Multimedia System lets riders listen to playlists, answer incoming calls or chat with the passenger on the intercom.
New Ducati Scrambler variants employ an 803 cc, air-cooled, L-twin engine that delivers 73 bhp of maximum power at 8,250 rpm and 67 Nm of peak torque at 5,750 rpm. The engine comes mated to a 6-speed gearbox. The safety net is taken to a new level with the addition of Bosch Cornering ABS.