In Malaysia, we’ve never actually seen a Ducati Scrambler. But in markets like the USA, the Scrambler was a common sight. Way back in the 1960s, Ducati produced single cylinder off-road bikes. These bikes were very popular from 1962 until 1974 and had engine capacities ranging from 250 cc through to 450 cc. It is this nostalgia that triggered the revival of the latest scrambler.
With a capacity of 803cc, and a power output of 75hp, the new scrambler is way more powerful than its predecessor. The latest scrambler is a very good looking bike. There are different versions namely Scrambler Urban Enduro, Scrambler Full Throttle, and Scrambler Classic.
Despite a low weight of 186 kg, the spec sheet is quite impressive. It will come with dual-channel ABS, a USB charge point in the underseat storage compartment and LCD gauges. Brembo brakes provide stopping power, with a single 330 mm disc with 4-piston caliper up front and a 245mm with A1-piston floating caliper on the rear. The bike has 18-inch front and 17-inch rear tires. The tires provided on the bike seem to indicate that the bike is meant to be actually ridden offroad. The Pirelli MT 60RS tires are 60/40 (street/off-road). The MT60 is a favourite among those who convert their street oriented bikes for light off-roading/trail riding.
With a combination of good looks and versatility, the Scrambler might prove to be quite popular. We can’t wait to get our on one and see how it actually handles off-road.