The new Ducati Scrambler, or Scrambler Ducati as they prefer to call it, is a throwback to the 1962 Scrambler which was termed as an ‘American bike with Italian branding.’ Ducati had previously launched 3 versions of the Scrambler in India – Icon, Classic and Full Throttle. The fourth member of the Scrambler family – the Urban Enduro, has finally been launched at Rs 7.99 lakh (ex-showroom Mumbai).
With the Scrambler, Ducati has created a modern bike with a contemporary, vintage look. The Ducati Scrambler India is not exactly a vintage motorcycle, but it is the ideal result of how the famous motorcycle would be if Ducati had never stopped producing it. The brand has claimed that the bike, with a low-set stance and wide handlebars, is less about performance and more about the joy of riding.
As the name suggests, the Scrambler Urban Enduro is a bike meant for city riding which can also be taken for off-roading without hesitation. Detailing like aluminium panels on the fuel tank, LED DRLs, LCD instrument console and aluminium heat covers give the Scrambler Urban Enduro a classy and sophisticated look. On the other hand, the high front mudguard, fork protectors, headlamp grill, skid plate, spoke wheels and the handlebar lend it a rugged character.
The 4 Scrambler models differ from each other only in terms of design. They are all fitted with a 803cc L-twin engine (derived from the one powering the Ducati Monster 796) which delivers 74bhp and 68Nm of torque. In accordance with modern technology, the bike comes with Kayaba suspension, Brembo disc brakes and ABS as standard.
The bike can currently be booked for Rs 50,000 and the delivery is scheduled for May next year. Being a 800cc bike that carries a very appealing price tag, the Ducati Scrambler India hopes to provide some serious competition to the Triumph Street Triple and Kawasaki Z800. Retro cool looks and a competitive price tag makes the Scrambler an attractive proposition for bike enthusiasts who are looking for a fun, classic bike with modern technology.
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