At the 2018 Intermot Motorcycle Show, Ducati showcased the updated Scrambler range that has seen a refresh in design over the outgoing Scrambler. Ducati has upgraded the Full Throttle, Desert Sled and Café Racer variants for 2019, additions include a full LED headlamps with DRLs, additional switchgear, self-cancelling LED indicators and a gear position indicator.
The updated range has also been given Ducati’s Multimedia System that allows users to connect to its via Bluetooth and access information about calls, messages and music. Additionally, the new Scrambler features a hydraulic clutch control that comes teamed with adjustable levers and cornering ABS.
The Ducati Scrambler Full Throttle for 2019 now comes with a two-tone black & yellow tank, a redesigned pillion seat and tank section that aid in giving it a more retro appeal. It also gets a low-slung tapered handlebar and Ducati’s signature dual-exhaust mufflers that help make it look more matured and stand out.
The Café Racer for 2019 features graphics that have been finished in Ice Matte that have been inspired by the Ducati 125GP Desmo, the overall design remains mostly similar but the new colour scheme makes this motorcycle quite the eye-candy. Additional changes include a new 17-inch wheel design, the number “54” painted onto the motorcycle to pay homage to Bruno Spiaggiari who was an Italian Grand Prix racer and last but not least aluminium bar end mirrors. All of these additions make the Ducati Scrambler Café Race quite a looker, a feat that Ducati didn’t need to pull off but have managed to do so quite well.
The Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled features new cosmetic and a new electronic addition, that being new colour coordinated seat stitching, spoke wheels & black rims along with a red frame. On the electronic front, Ducati has given the Desert Sled a new “Off-Road mode that allows riders to disengage ABS for some extra sideways fun.
Mechanically things remain unchanged as all the above mentioned three variants are still powered by the same 803cc, air-cooled L-twin motor that produces 73 bhp of power @ 8,250 rpm and 67 Nm of torque @ 5,750 rpm. This motor still comes mated to a 6-speed gearbox and Ducati doesn’t seem to have tampered with any of the already fine working mechanicals of the Scrambler range. Ducati India is likely to launch the 2019 Scrambler range by mid-2019, currently, the range starts at Rs. 7.23 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) and goes all the way up to Rs. 9.32 lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi). We expect Ducati to launch the updated Scrambler range in India with a slight increase in price once they are out.