Three riding modes, traction control, cornering ABS and 86 horsepower
Ducati launched a completely new model in its popular Scrambler line. The 1079 cc bike seems ready to fight BMW’s R nineT and Triumph’s T120 Bonneville.
The new Scrambler comes in three different versions: standard, special and sport. And we’ll probably see many other in the next years.
The 1079 engine is capable of 63 kW (86 hp)@7,500 rpm and 88 Nm (65 lb-ft, 9.0 kgm)@ 4,750 rpm and there are three riding modes over there to help you find a match to the road conditions. Compared to Triumph’s T120, the new Scrambler has a few more horsepower, but less torque (86 vs. 105), still it’s lighter – 206 kg, wet weight (the Bonnie has 224). As for a performance comparison with R nineT – the classic boxer wins the battle with a 110 hp/ 120 NM magic combo.
However, this battle is not about performance. It’s about style – and Ducati’s new Scrambler is very cool, especially in its Special and Sport Trims. The Monster-style under-seat double exhaust might look awkward for this type of bike, though.
Sport version highlights: Low handlebar, Adjustable Öhlins suspensions, Fuel tank with yellow central stripes and under-side covers, Mudguard with yellow stripes, Black fuel tank covers, Dedicated seat fabric, Aluminium double swingarm.
Special version highlights: Low handlebar, Front and rear aluminium mudguards, Chromed exhaust pipes, Black spoked wheels, Anodized aluminium fuel tank side covers, Double swingarm with brushed surface finishing, Dedicated seat fabric.