The 2015 Ducati Scrambler is finally here. A throw-back to the original Scrambler, it's an air-cooled 800cc, 400 pound, $8,589 bike set to release early next year and it's beautiful.
2015 Ducati Scrambler Icon
The top-mounted radiator that had us wondering if it was water or oil, is in fact an oil-cooler. Designed as a raw, fun motorcycle it comes in at a relatively cheap price of $8,589 and designed to be an entry into the Ducati brand. Unlike most of the bikes being unveiled at Intermot, this one was built with the US in mind. Made to compete against the Triumph Scrambler or Thruxton along with other retro-themed, modern bikes, it'll surley give anything a run for its money, with more power (probably) and standard options.
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The Scrambler isn't as bare-bones as we expected, with a six-speed transmission (more than anyone else in its class, except the recent update of the Moto Guzzi V7 Stone), dual-channel ABS standard, USB charging inside the under-seat storage and LCD gauges on the bars. The bike also features alloy wheels, 18-inch up front and 17-inch in the rear. The street-knobby 60/40 (street/off-road) Pirelli MT 60RS tires, were developed just for the Scrambler (although Pirelli has been selling the MT 60RS for a while now, so we aren't sure if this is a special run of these tires or if the MT 60RS were developed along side the Scrambler). Brembo brakes handle the stopping power, single 330 mm disc with 4-piston caliper up front and a 245mm with A1-piston floating caliper in the rear.
It’ll be a fun, semi-light weight and hopefully nimble bike at 375 pounds dry with a 31-inch seat height. Kayaba 41mm forks handle the suspension in the front and a pre-load adjustable Kayaba shock in the rear.
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There are only a couple color options at the moment, 62 Yellow or Ducati Red, but there are several different themed versions to go along with the standard Scrambler release: Scrambler Urban Enduro, Scrambler Full Throttle, and the Scrambler Classic.
The bikes are set to hit dealer showroom floors in March, 2015. Will you buy one?
2015 Ducati Scrambler
Steel tank with interchangeable aluminium side panels,
headlight with glass lens,
LED light-guide and interchangeable aluminium cover,
LED rear light with diffusive lens,
LCD instruments with interchangeable aluminium cover,
machine-finished aluminium belt covers,
18’’ front, 17’’ rear wheels,
underseat storage compartment with USB socket
Scrambler Urban Enduro
“Wild Green” with black frame and brown seat
Spoked aluminium wheels
Engine sump guard
High front mudguard in plastic
Plastic fork protectors
Scrambler Full Throttle
“Deep Black” with black frame and black seat
Flat-track style seat with yellow inserts
Sports style front mudguard
Black fuel tank side covers
“Orange sunshine” with black frame and brown seat
Spoked aluminum wheels
Front and rear metal mudguards
Dedicated seat with lozenge-type stitching pattern
Fuel tank with black central stripe,just like the ‘70s Scrambler Dedicated logo