Three shrouded Ducati models sat atop the stage of the Ducati booth at INTERMOT 2018, the covers only teasing with the words “Scrambler Ducati.” The second generations of the Scrambler brand were introduced by Claudio Domenicali, CEO of Ducati.
Unveiled first, the new Café Racer model, inspired by the legendary Ducati 125GP Desmo. With 17” spoke wheels and aluminum bar-end mirrors, this new machine appeals with a classic ’60s look.
Following the Café Racer was the Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled, reminiscent of a classic American off-road bike. Many new features including an off-road riding mode beg to push this rugged new machine into an all-new category of fun.
Last but not least, the new Scrambler Full Throttle is uncovered. Taking cues from the flat track Scrambler ridden by Frankie Garcia in the 2018 American Super Hooligan Championship, this new bike offers a real dirt track competition feel.
Many new features and improvements are offered on these new Scramblers. New, beefier aluminum side panels flawlessly match the steel of the teardrop tank and the glass of the headlight. A black-painted engine and brushed cylinder head fins add additional style.
An all-new headlight with daytime running lights boosts bike visibility in traffic and improved ergonomics allow smooth operation of the Ducati Multimedia system, letting riders listen to playlists, answer incoming calls or talk with the passenger on the intercom.
In the interest of safety, cornering ABS is now standard on these bikes. “We, as an important player in this industry, take very seriously, the safety of our customer,” commented Domenicali.
The company says seat and suspension improvements will offer increased comfort on each of these new Scrambler models as well, resulting in a trio that is sure to attract buyers.