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2023 Ducati Scrambler India Launch Price Revealed!

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Ducati today announced the launch of the new Ducati Scrambler; with a more contemporary style and with an even more vibrant personality. The new generation Ducati Scrambler in India, with prices starting at INR 10,39,000 Ex-Showroom India, has been completely redesigned, keeping in mind the impression the family has retained worldwide. The second generation confirms the simplicity and authenticity that have always represented essential values for all Ducati Scrambler enthusiasts. The air-cooled twin-cylinder Desmodue engine, trellis frame, wide handlebars, low center of gravity, and fun riding are enhanced by advanced electronics and a more modern style in lines and concepts.

The result of this recipe is three Ducati Scrambler models: Icon, Full Throttle, and Nightshift. Three differently styled motorcycles, united by a relaxed riding position and low weight, offer enthusiasts of all experiences and abilities great riding pleasure, on urban journeys as well as on out-of-town trips.

Scrambler Icon

The Icon represents the Ducati Scrambler par excellence. The new tank is the element that shapes the customization concept. In fact, the colored portion is a replaceable cover, as the fenders, the tags on the wheels, and the little front headlight covers. The look of the Ducati Scrambler can adapt to all tastes with great ease. In fact, the three standard colors (’62 Yellow, Thrilling Black, and Ducati Red) are joined by six more, available as accessory kits, to dress up the new Ducati Scrambler Icon in nine different liveries. The new Scrambler Icon features a revised handlebar that is lower and closer to the rider, allowing more control over the bike. The brand-new flatter seat (795 mm high) is more comfortable for both rider and passenger. Completing the design of this new generation of Icon are black under-seat side panels with Ducati Scrambler graphics.

The Ducati Scrambler 2023 (1)

Scrambler Full Throttle

The Scrambler Full Throttle is the sportiest one in the 2023 range and is inspired by U.S. flat track competitions on dirt ovals. The side number plates bear the number 62 (1962 was the debut year of the first Ducati Scrambler) in perfect Tracker style and, along with the skid plate, define a decidedly grittier aesthetic for those who do not want to go unnoticed. The Full Throttle’s sporty character is underlined by the sport-look seat cover, the dedicated livery in GP19 Red/Dark Stealth, and the black finish of the exhaust heat shields and front side covers. A shorter front fender, a tail without a rear fender, red tags on the alloy wheels, Termignoni silencer, Ducati Performance LED turn signals and standard Quick Shift up/down complete the package. Also available as an accessory is the Rosso GP19 seat cover, which gives the bike a sporty single-seat look. Even the riding position, thanks to a variable section handlebar compared to the Icon version, changes and becomes sportier.

Scrambler Nightshift

The most elegant among the Next-Gen range is the Nightshift, distinguished by more classic and refined details, such as the saddle, in Café Racer style, stitched and in the dark leather shade, or the alternation of glossy and matte surfaces. Ducati Scrambler Nightshift, like Full Throttle, features side number plates, a minimal front fender, no rear fender, black finishes for the aluminum aesthetic details, as well as compact LED turn signals. Nebula Blue coloring and spoked wheels, now completely black, make the Nightshift decidedly sophisticated in appearance, which is completed with a flat-set variable-section handlebar and bar-end mirrors, also in café racer style.

Engine

The engine of the Ducati Scrambler is an L-twin, two valves, air and oil cooled 803 cc unit. It has a bore of 88 mm and a stroke of 66 mm and has been revised, and equipped with Ride-by-Wire throttle control, to favour smooth acceleration at any speed. The Scrambler® Desmodue engine has clutch and alternator crankcases and covers in aluminium. The plastic strap covers allow a weight reduction of about 400 grams.

The adoption of the Ride-by-Wire system has also made it possible to define two Riding Modes, Road and Wet, to adapt power delivery to the context, and to equip the Scrambler with traction control adjustable on 4 levels of intervention and which can be deactivated.

The new eight-disc clutch, in oil bath, is derived from the Monster with hydraulic control and guarantees a very lightly loaded clutch and excellent modulation: a great help in managing constant stops and starts in city traffic. This generation of Desmodue also boasts a bearing-mounted shift drum to make shifting more precise and smoother.

The Ducati Scrambler 2023 (3)

The six-speed gearbox can now be equipped with a quickshifter, offered as an option on the Icon, Nightshift and comes as standard equipment on Full Throttle. The Scrambler® twin-cylinder Desmodue, designed to favour smooth running and acceleration at all revs, has a power output of 73 hp at 8,250 rpm and a torque value of 65.2 Nm at 7,000 rpm.

Chassis

The Ducati Scrambler is equipped with a tubular steel trellis frame with double upper beam with bolted rear frame, to meet the needs of tuners who want to push towards radical customizations. The steering head is now inclined by 24° and, together with 108 mm of trail, offers nimbleness in traffic as well as between the hairpin bends in the mountains. Thanks to the wide handlebar, moving between urban obstacles becomes child’s play with the Scrambler.

The fuel tank, made in the unmistakable teardrop shape, has a capacity of 13.5 litres. The frame and the chassis dimensions of the Scrambler allow for a relaxed, easy but at the same time fun ride. The Ducati Scrambler is an intuitive and nimble bike that gives great riding satisfaction in both inside and outside the city.

The Kayaba suspension uses a 41 mm upside-down fork and a shock absorber with adjustable spring preload. Both allow a wheel travel of 150 mm to best cope with any road roughness. This mix of comfort and performance confirms the multi-purpose attitude of the Ducati Scrambler, to always allow the rider in the saddle to express himself.

The Ducati Scrambler, in the Icon and Full Throttle models, is equipped as standard with new fourteen-spoke aluminium wheels. The Night Shift model instead adopts spoked wheels. The 3.00” x 18” front and 5.50” x 17” rear rims have been designed to be lightweight and feature Pirelli MT60 RS 110/80 ZR18 tyres at the front and 180/55 ZR17 at the rear.

To ensure maximum braking performance, a single 330 mm diameter disc has been mounted at the front, coupled to a Brembo four-piston monobloc caliper with radial attachment. At the rear, on the other hand, there is a 245 mm disc and a single-piston caliper.

The Style

The new Ducati Scrambler keeps its iconic design intact while evolving its distinctive elements in a contemporary key. The front DRL (Daytime Running Light), recognizable at first glance thanks to the 4 circular sectors (a trademark of the Ducati Scrambler universe), tapers and becomes sharper to have a more modern and elegant cut. The front headlight, now full LED, retains the iconic “X”. The design of the rear light, which remains full LED, also evolves while maintaining the classic and recognizable semicircle shape. Also, the turn signals are LEDs too.

The new instrumentation with 4.3-inch color TFT cluster and dedicated HMI makes the new Ducati Scrambler even more modern, integrating perfectly with the style of the bike in its shapes and information display. A key element of the Ducati Scrambler’s personality, the twin-cylinder Desmodue engine has new clutch and alternator covers featuring the “X” logo, while the belt covers now have a more refined shape in keeping with the bike’s new style. The exhaust, also evolved, has even more essential lines and the turn of the headers leaves the engine fully exposed.

The Technique
The new Ducati Scrambler has also been renewed in its technical contents and lightened by 4 kg, thus obtaining a more manageable and fun-to-ride bike. The chassis is all new and makes an important contribution to the bike’s overall weight reduction. The trellis frame has been updated and lightened. The swingarm is new and is now combined with a shock absorber repositioned towards the center of the bike. The engine has also undergone some updates that has reduced its weight. Finally, for a sportier feel, the rear frame is now separate from the main frame.

Riding improvements also come from a slightly increased steering angle that contributes to ease of use both in maneuvering and in city traffic. Newly designed wheels confirm the 18” and 17” sizes at the front and rear, respectively.

The Desmodue engine, which has always been a distinctive feature of the Ducati Scrambler, about 2.5 kg lighter than the previous generation, and is now equipped with a new eight-disc clutch with a softer pull. The clutch is also more compact, thus offering more space for the rider’s foot. The new Ducati Scrambler is equipped with a bearing-mounted shift drum, which allows for smoother and more precise shifting. Ducati Scrambler is even more fun and safer with the introduction of Ride by Wire throttle management. This makes the engine’s response ready at every opening of the throttle, while remaining progressive and easy to manage at all rpms and allows the adoption of Ducati Traction Control and two Riding Modes: Road and Wet. The latter, designed specifically for riding on wet surfaces, offers a smoother throttle response and a traction control calibration more oriented to stability and safety. Standard equipment is completed by Cornering ABS.

The Ducati Scrambler 2023 (2)

Thanks to the introduction of Ride by Wire, the new generation of Desmodue engine has the option to mount the Quick Shift up/down, standard equipment on the Full Throttle, and available as an accessory on the rest of the range. Also available as an accessory is the Ducati Multimedia System, which offers the ability to manage music and calls by connecting your smartphone to the bike.

Prices:
Scrambler Icon 2nd Gen (Red/Yellow/Black): INR 10,39,000 Ex-Showroom India

Scrambler Full Throttle (Red): INR 12,00,000 Ex-Showroom India

Scrambler Nightshift (Blue): INR 12,00,000 Ex-Showroom India

Mohit Soni
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