Ducati Scrambler pictures have surfaced on an Italian magazine, Motociclismo. The pictures show the gorgeous bike in a yellow paint scheme with chromework on the tank.
The 2015 Ducati Scrambler is one of the bikes that has been hotly discussed this year. It has, of course, been a very secretive project. Ducati recently allowed its employees a private viewing of the 2015 Ducati Scrambler at one of its factories. They had even recreated the ambience of a sea-beach for the special viewing occasion, resplete with sand and umbrellas.
The earlier official pictures showed silhouttes of the bike, and even the employees weren’t able to sneak in some spyshots. No one was allowed a photographic device at that special viewing occasion. The pictures revealed by the Italian magazine now give us a clear grasp of the bike. The Ducati Scrambler pictures show that the bike carries a very bare-it-all design statement. Accessories have been kept to a minimum; even the instrument console includes just the speedometer. There is no wind protection or streamlining effort made either.
Upfront, the Ducati Scrambler carries a very chunky mudguard. At the rear, the similar principle is reiterated. There is no rear tyre-hugger or a mudguard even. One just gets a registration plate holder bolted on to the swingarm. Other details that are visible include a meaty rear tyre, and an exposed chain drive for that brawny look. The source magazine for the Ducati Scrambler pictures claims that the photographed bike was almost ready for production. It was just missing the badges meant to be plonked on to the sides of the fuel tank.
The Ducati Scrambler won’t be the solution if you are looking for a lot of electronic goodies in your machine. It is the means by which Ducati intends to remind us of the small pleasures of motorcycling : A set of wheels; a wide, open road and the wind in your face.
The 2015 Ducati Scrambler will be powered by a 696 cc powerplant that Ducati uses on its Monster 696. It will churn out a peak power of 80 hp, provided that Ducati decides to preserve the original state of tune. As noticed from the above official teaser photo, the bike will provide an upright seating posture with comfortably placed handlebars.
Going retro might be the new cool, provided you have the swag for it.
Picture Courtesy – Motociclismo