The new 2019 range of the Ducati Scrambler 800 line, comprising the Icon, Desert Sled, and Cafe Racer, with prices starting at Rs 7.89 for the Icon. We will also get the fourth model in the line-up called the Full Throttle, which is based on flat-track racebikes.
What’s new with Ducati Scrambler?
The new Ducati Scrambler range continues with the same 803-cc L-twin engine, with 73 PS and 67 Nm, and basic looks, albeit with a few design changes, upgraded features and interesting systems added.
Design-wise you get new tank panels, new LED headlamps and LED turn-indicators, although still in tune with the original design of the Scrambler. Ducati have finally added a fuel-level indicator and gear indicator as well; something that was suggested for by owners of the previous model.
How does it ride?
The ride on the new Ducati Scrambler has been improved, too. There’s a new suspension set-up at the rear which, along with the front, seemed better damped and provided a more confidence-inspiring feel. Acceleration is smoother with a new 50-mm throttle body, it’s lovely with a linear surge. Ducati have also added Cornering ABS, a Bosch system that is well-renowned and a great added safety feature.
What does the new range look like?
The Icon is the more standard variant that we are used to in the new Ducati Scrambler 800 range. We also rode the Desert Sled which is the more off-road biased and taller, and we really liked it. The other models are the Scrambler Café Racer and the flat-track racer-inspired Scrambler Full Throttle.
The new range was first unveiled last year at the INTERMOT motor show and received a favourable reception. In addition to the above-mentioned changes, Ducati are also offering their Ducati Multimedia System for a little more baksheesh. This system allows you to connect your smartphone to the instrument cluster via Bluetooth.
Pricing for the Ducati Scrambler 800 range is as follows:
Ducati Scrambler Icon: Rs 7.89 lakh ex-showroom
Ducati Scrambler Cafe Racer: Rs 9.78 lakh ex-showroom
Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled: Rs 9.93 lakh ex-showroom
Ducati Scrambler Full Throttle: Rs 8.92 lakh ex-showroom (to be launched at a later date)
Read our in-depth first ride review in the May issue of Bike India magazine to know all about the new Ducati Scrambler range.