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2023 Ducati Scrambler Range | First Look Review

2023 Ducati Scrambler

Ducati has announced details for the new 2023 Ducati Scrambler family, which includes the Icon, Full Throttle, and Nightshift. The company says the Scrambler has always combined fun, technology, safety, and ease of use, and adds that the new generation continues this trend.

See all of Rider’s Ducati coverage, including other new 2023 models, here.

The 2023 Ducati Scrambler Function and Form

The 2023 Ducati Scrambler range will still feature the air-cooled 803cc L-Twin with a desmodromic valve system making a claimed 73 hp and 48.1 lb-ft of torque at 7,000 rpm (compared to the 2022 Scrambler Motard’s claimed 48.5 lb-ft at 5,750 rpm) with a 6-speed gearbox (Ducati Quick Shift is standard on the Full Throttle), a slip-assist clutch, and chain final drive.  

The new engine is 5.5 lb lighter than the previous generation and has been equipped with a new eight-disc clutch, which Ducati says is softer in operation. The clutch is also more compact, which has made it possible to reduce the size of the right side cover and offer more space for the rider’s foot. The new Ducati Scrambler is also equipped with a transmission shift drum mounted on bearings.

2023 Ducati Scrambler
2023 Ducati Scrambler Icon

The 2023 Scrambler frame is still a trellis design but has also been updated and lightened, with a redesigned swingarm and a repositioned shock absorber. And for custom bike builders, the rear sub-frame is now easily removable without modifying the frame.

2023 Ducati Scrambler
2023 Ducati Scrambler Nightshift

The 2023 Ducati Scramblers now have electronic management of the Ride by Wire throttle, which Ducati says “makes the engine response ready at every throttle position, but always progressive and easy to manage at all revs.” It allows the adoption of Ducati Traction Control and two Riding Modes: Road and Wet. The standard equipment is completed by ABS Cornering.

Riding improvements also come from a slightly increased steering angle. The wheels are a completely renewed design with 18 and 17 inches respectively at the front and rear (light alloy on the Icon and Full Throttle and spoked aluminum on the Nightshift).

2023 Ducati Scrambler
2023 Ducati Scrambler Icon

All said and done, the bike has been lightened by 8.8 lb for total wet weights of 408 lb. on the Icon and Full Throttle and 421 lb. on the Nightshift.

Related Story: Video Review | 2018 Ducati Scrambler 1100

Perhaps as important when it comes to the Scrambler is the style, and Ducati says the design of the 2023 Scrambler range keeps “the soul of the Ducati Scrambler family intact, preserving its distinctive elements.” The front headlight, now full LED, keeps the iconic “X” but has been redesigned with an even more recognizable style. The new taillight design is now with a semi-circular line, always full LED, along with the direction indicators.

2023 Ducati Scrambler
2023 Ducati Scrambler Full Throttle

The steel tank has been redesigned and equipped with an interchangeable cover that, along with the fenders and details on the headlamp, gives the bike its color and allows easy and quick customization. Anodized aluminum covers below the tank complete the renewed design of the front of the bike.

2023 Ducati Scrambler

New instrumentation includes the 4.3-inch color TFT and dedicated HMI. The Ducati Multimedia System is available as an accessory, allowing you to listen to music and make calls by connecting your smartphone.

2023 Ducati Scrambler
2023 Ducati Scrambler Icon

2023 Ducati Scrambler Icon

2023 Ducati Scrambler Icon
2023 Ducati Scrambler Icon

The 2023 Ducati Scrambler Icon version with the new tank design and interchangeable covers offers the three standard colors (’62 Yellow, Thrilling Black, and Ducati Red), and a further six are available as accessory kits that include tank covers, front and rear fenders, headlamp covers, and wheel tags to complete the customization.

2023 Ducati Scrambler

The Icon features a revised handlebar that is lower and closer to the rider, and the seat has been redesigned with a more tapered, streamlined shape. Completing the design of this new generation of Icon are black under-seat side panels with Ducati Scrambler graphics.

2023 Ducati Scrambler
2023 Ducati Scrambler Icon

The Ducati Scrambler Icon will arrive to the U.S. in spring 2023 starting at $10,995.

2023 Ducati Scrambler Full Throttle

2023 Ducati Scrambler Full Throttle
2023 Ducati Scrambler Full Throttle

The 2023 Ducati Scrambler Full Throttle was inspired by U.S. Flat Track competitions on dirt oval tracks. The side number plates have the number 62 in Tracker style – representing the 1962 debut year of the first Ducati Scrambler – combined with the sump guard for what Ducati says is “a decidedly grittier aesthetic for those who do not want to go unnoticed.”

The Full Throttle’s sporty character is underlined by the sport-look seat cover, a dedicated livery in GP19 Red/Dark Stealth, and the black finish of the exhaust heat shields and front side covers. A shorter front fender, a tail without a rear fender, red tags on the alloy wheels, a street-legal Termignoni silencer, Ducati Performance LED turn signals, and standard Quick Shift up/down complete the package.

2023 Ducati Scrambler
2023 Ducati Scrambler Full Throttle

The riding position is also different than the Icon thanks to a variable section handlebar, and the Rosso GP19 seat cover is available as an accessory for a single-seat look.

The Ducati Scrambler Full Throttle will arrive at U.S. dealerships in spring 2023 starting at $12,195.

2023 Ducati Scrambler Nightshift

2023 Ducati Scrambler Nightshift
2023 Ducati Scrambler Nightshift

Ducati says the 2023 Ducati Scrambler Nightshift is “the most elegant of the proposals” in the 2023 Scrambler range. Like the Full Throttle, the Nightshift features side number plates, a sporty front fender, the absence of a rear fender, and compact LED indicators.

The Nightshift has a Nebula Blue color scheme and spoked rims, now completely black, and the same flat-shaped, variable-section handlebar and bar-end mirrors in café racer style as the 2022 model.

The Ducati Scrambler Nightshift will arrive to U.S. dealers in summer 2023 starting at $12,195.

Scrambler Customization

To allow enthusiasts to express their personality in the best way possible, Scrambler offers a wide choice of accessories, including three exhaust proposals made by Termignoni. There is the street-legal silencer with black finish and contrasting ring available in yellow, red or blue. The complete steel exhaust is not street legal and is mounted in a high side position in Flat Track style, with black finish and accompanied by dedicated mapping for the ECU (not homologated for road use). The third exhaust accessory is a street-legal short silencer, also in steel, again with black finish and accompanied by dedicated map. All three choices have a contrasting ring available in yellow, red, or blue.

Other accessories include saddles, many details machined from billet – footpegs, mirrors, tank caps – and soft bags, all viewable via the online configurator.

For more information, visit the Ducati website.

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2022 Ducati Scrambler Urban Motard | First Look Review

2022 Ducati Scrambler Urban Motard review
The Scrambler Urban Motard joins Ducati’s lineup for 2022.

Ducati’s 800cc Scrambler lineup for 2022 includes the classic Scrambler Icon, the dark Scrambler Nightshift, the off-road-ready Scrambler Desert Sled, and the all-new Scrambler Urban Motard.

Inspired by the concrete jungle, the Urban Motard two-tone Star White Silk and Ducati GP ’19 Red livery with street-art style tank graphics.

2022 Ducati Scrambler Urban Motard review
2022 Ducati Scrambler Urban Motard

As the “Motard” part of its name implies, the Urban Motard rolls on 17-inch spoked wheels shod with sticky Pirelli Diablo Rosso III tires, and it has a high front fender, a flat seat, and side number plates.

As with other Ducati Scrambler models, the Urban Motard has a front LED DRL headlight and an LED taillight. The entire Scrambler 800 range comes standard with cornering ABS, a USB socket under the seat, and the Ducati Multimedia System (DMS), which enables a smartphone to be connected to the bike via Bluetooth.

2022 Ducati Scrambler Urban Motard review
2022 Ducati Scrambler Urban Motard

The Ducati Scrambler Urban Motard has a claimed wet weight of 432 pounds, and it’s powered by an air-cooled 803cc L-Twin with a desmodromic valve system. The engine delivers 73 horsepower at 8,250 rpm and 48.5 lb-ft of torque at 5,750 rpm (claimed, at the crank).

The engine is carried in a black tubular-steel trellis frame, and the suspension is by Kayaba suspension, with a non-adjustable 41mm inverted fork and a preload-adjustable rear shock. Triple-disc brakes include 4-piston radial front calipers with 330mm discs and a 1-piston caliper with a 245mm disc. Seat height is 31.7 inches. LCD instrumentation includes gear and fuel level indicators and an interchangeable aluminum frame.

2022 Ducati Scrambler Urban Motard review
2022 Ducati Scrambler Urban Motard

2022 Ducati Scrambler Urban Motard Specs

Base Price: $11,695
Website: ducati.com
Engine Type: Air-cooled, transverse L-Twin, desmodromic SOHC w/ 2 valves per cyl.
Displacement: 803cc
Bore x Stroke: 88.0 x 66.0mm
Horsepower: 73 @ 8,250 rpm (claimed, at the crank)
Torque: 48.5 lb-ft @ 5,750 rpm (claimed, at the crank)
Transmission: 6-speed, hydraulically actuated slip/assist wet clutch
Final Drive: Chain
Wheelbase: 56.5 in.
Rake/Trail: 24 degrees/3.7 in.
Seat Height: 31.7 in.
Wet Weight: 432 lbs. (claimed)
Fuel Capacity: 3.6 gals.

2022 Ducati Scrambler Urban Motard review
2022 Ducati Scrambler Urban Motard

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Ducati adds two new Scrambler models

Ducati has added two more models to its popular and growing range of Scramblers with an 1100 Tribute Pro and an 803cc Urban Motard.

Both models will arrive in Australia in the second quarter of 2022 at the ride-away prices of $21,300 for the Scrambler 1100 Tribute Pro and $18,900 for the Scrambler Urban Motard.

It has not yet been confirmed whether the current line-up will continue.

There are eight models in the range with prices from $15,500 for the Scrambler Icon Dark to $23,090 for the 1100 Sport Pro.

We figure the 1100 Tribute Pro is almost $1000 more than the current 1100 Sport Pro and the Urban Motard is about $900 more than the Nightshift.

1100 Tribute PRO

Scrambler 1100 Tribute Pro
Scrambler 1100 Tribute Pro

The Ducati Scrambler 1100 Tribute PRO pays homage to the 50th anniversary of the Italian’s air-cooled twin-cylinder engine.

It has a “Giallo Ocra” livery featuring the 1970s Ducati logo designed by auto designer Giorgetto Giugiaro who also designed the DMC DeLorean that starred in the Back to the Future movie series.

The styling also includes a brown seat and black spoked wheels.

It is powered by the same 1079cc engine as in the rest of the Ducati Scrambler 1100 PRO family with no changes to output of 86hp (64kW) and 90Nm (9.2kgm).

Urban Motard

Scrambler Urban Motard
Scrambler Urban Motard

The Ducati Scrambler Urban Motard features a high-rise front mudguard, “race number” plate, 17″ spoked wheels, flat seat and graffiti-style graphics.

Similarly, there is no change to the 803cc L-twin engine that powers the other 800 models.

All Ducati  models now come with cornering ABS as standard.

They are also designed for the Ducati Multimedia System (DMS), which allows riders to connect their phone via Bluetooth.

The bikes arrive in Europe next month where the 800 models are also available in a 35-kW version for European A2 licence holders.

Source: MotorbikeWriter.com

Australia confirmed for limited edition Scrambler

Ducati Australia has confirmed we will get some of the 800 limited-edition and numbered edition Desert Sled Fasthouse model.

The motorcycle was created to celebrate the collaboration between Ducati Scrambler and the American clothing brand Fasthouse, which in 2020 took the rider Jordan Graham to victory in the Hooligan class of the Mint 400, the oldest and most prestigious off-road race in America.

Despite the American connection, Ducati Australia confirms the Desert Sled Fasthouse will be available here in August and have a ride away price of $A20,290.

That’s $1000 more than the current white model, but it does look more racey and has a couple of extra features.

They include a non-slip coating on the seat and off-road inspired foot pegs with removable rubber pads.

The black spoked wheels measuring 19” at the front and 17” at the rear are fitted with Pirelli Scorpion Rally STR tyres in sizes 120/70 R 19 M/C 60V M+S TL front and 170/60 R 17 M/C 72V M+S TL rear. 

Harley-Davidson Electra-Glide Revival Icons Collection

The collaboration with Fasthouse on this bike also includes the launch of a capsule collection of apparel consisting of short and long-sleeved t-shirts, jackets and caps.

They will be available from the end of April on Fasthouse’s sales channels, in Ducati network dealers and on the Ducati Online Shop.

Source: MotorbikeWriter.com

Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled gets new livery and a few tweaks for 2021

2021 Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled

The Scrambler Desert Sled is Ducati’s off-road interpretation of the Scrambler 800 model line, inspired by bikes of the ’60s and ’70s which appeared in Southern California and Baja California, Mexico. Traditionally the machines that inspired this modern day Ducati were road machines over 500 cc, stripped of unnecessary components and fitted with off-road tyres and spoked wheels, with suspension and skid plates to suit unforgiving terrain.

2021 Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled

With a reinforced frame, aluminium swingarm, fork yokes, suspension and spoked rims (19″ at the front) the Scrambler Desert Sled is for those who might want to get a little off the beaten track. A headlight mesh guard, high mudguards and, of course, the engine skid plate add to the off-road chops and make this a bit more than just a styling exercise.

2021 Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled

A re-upholstered seat maintains a relatively low 860 mm, however a 20 mm lower version is available as an option.  Adjustable Kayaba suspension with 200 mm of travel.

Serrated off-road style foot-pegs with removable rubber pads will help your boots get purchase in the muddy stuff. Pillion pegs are removeable.

Long travel suspension is ideally suited to off-road adventures

The Desert Sled also features an Off-Road Riding Mode that allows disengagement of the cornering ABS.

Spoked wheels are also standard fitment

For 2021 the Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled offers a new look with the adoption of the “Sparking Blue” livery enriched with red and white details on the fuel tank, mudguards and gold rims, a tribute to the Enduro bikes of the ‘80s. The dash remains an LCD unit, with LED lighting.

A headlight guard and tall mudguards are also off-road ready

The 2021 Scrambler Desert Sled weighs in at 209 kg with 13.5L of fuel, produces 66.2 Nm of torque at 5750 rpm and is Euro5 compliant.  It’s expected to arrive in Australia in the first half of 2021, and will be available for $19,500 Ride-Away.

The 2021 Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled will arrive in Australia for $19,500 ride-away

2021 Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled features

  • Colour: “Sparking Blue” with details in “Ducati Red” and “Iceberg White”, black frame and golden rims
  • Cornering ABS
  • Riding Mode Off Road
  • Exhaust with dual tailpipe and black covers
  • Reinforced off-road frame
  • Dedicated aluminium swingarm
  • Spoked wheels, 19in at the front and 17in at the rear,
  • Pirelli Scorpion Rally STR tyres
  • Dedicated seat with a height of 860 mm (low option available)
  • Tapered handlebars with reinforcement strut
  • Adjustable Kayaba upside down fork with 200 mm of travel
  • Adjustable Kayaba rear shock absorber with separate gas cartridge
  • Steel teardrop fuel tank with interchangeable side panels
  • Front headlight with type-approved mesh guard
  • High front mudguard
  • Extended rear mudguard
  • High plate holder
  • Ready for DMS (Ducati Multimedia System)
  • Hydraulic clutch control

2021 Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled Specifications

Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled
Type L-Twin, Desmodromic Distribution, 2 Valves Per Cylinder, Air Cooled
Displacement 803 cc
Bore X Stroke 88 X 66 mm
Compression Ratio 11:1
Power 73 Hp (53,6 Kw) 8250rpm/min
Torque 48,8 Lb-Ft (66,2 Nm) @ 5750rpm
Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection, 50 Mm Throttle Body
Exhaust Stainless Steel Muffler With Catalytic Converter And 2 Lambda Probes, Aluminium Tail Pipes
Gearbox 6 Speed
Ratio 1=32/13  2=30/18  3=28/21  4=26/23  5=22/22  6=24/26
Primary Drive Straight Cut Gears, Ratio 1,85:1
Final Drive Chain, Front Spocket 15, Rear Sprocket 46
Clutch Hydraulically Controlled Slipper And Self-Servo Wet Multiplate Clutch
Frame Tubular Steel Trellis Frame
Front Suspension 46mm Fully Adjustable Usd Forks
Front Wheel Spoked Aluminium Wheel 3,00″ X 19″
Front Tyre Pirelli Scorpion™ Rally Str 120/70 R19
Rear Suspension Kayaba Rear Shock, Pre-Load And Rebound Adjustable. Aluminium Double-Sided Swingarm
Rear Wheel 200 Mm
Rear Tyre Spoked Aluminium Wheel 4,50″ X 17″
Wheel Travel (Front/Rear) Pirelli Scorpion™ Rally Str 170/60 R17
Front Brake Ø330 mm Disc, Radial 4-Piston Calliper With Bosch Cornering Abs As Standard Equipment
Rear Brake Ø245 mm Disc, 1-Piston Floating Calliper With Bosch Cornering Abs As Standard Equipment
Instrumentation LCD
Dimensions And Weights
Dry Weight 193 kg 
Kerb Weight* 209 kg 
Seat Height 860 mm – Low Seat 840 mm – Available as Accessory
Wheelbase 1.505 mm 
Rake/Trail 24° / 112 mm 
Fuel Tank Capacity 13,5 L
Number Of Seats Dual Seat
Standard Equipment Steel Tank With Interchangeable Aluminium Side Panels, Headlight With Drl By Led Light-Guide And Interchangeable Aluminium Cover, Led Rear Light With Diffusion-Light, Led Turn Indicator, Lcd Instruments With Gear And Fuel Level Indications And Interchangeable Aluminium Cover, Under-Seat Storage Compartment With Usb Socket, Abs Cornering, Machine-Finished Aluminium Belt Covers, Black Engine With Brushed Fins.
Dedicated Equipment Aluminium Handlebar With Cross-Strut, Front Stem Protectors, Seat With Specific Design, High Front Mudguard, Long Rear Mudguard And High Plate Support
Warranty And Maintenance 
Warranty 24 Months Unlimited Mileage
Maintenance Service Intervals 12,000 km (7.500 m) / 12 Months
Desmoservice 12,000 km (7.500 m)
Emissions And Consumption 
Standard Euro 5
Co2 Emissions Co2 124 G/km
Consumption 5,4 L/100 km

Source: MCNews.com.au

Ducati Scrambler 1100 Special review

Ducati is running out its current Scrambler 1100 models which will be replaced later this year by the restyled PRO and PRO Sport.

As is often the case with the introduction of new models, the current models are being run out at very attractive discounts.

And they are such a good buy because the only real differences in the coming PRO models are cleaner brake cabling, a remote rear fender, twin-stack pipes, new bars and different paint and graphics.

Ducati debut Scrambler 1100 ProsDucati Scrambler 1100 PrRO models

Scrambler 1100 models

The current 1100 series consists of the base model, Special and Sport.

All are powered by the 1079cc, 90-degree L-twin from the old Monster 1100, detuned slightly for emissions reasons to 64kW of power (86hp) and 88Nm (65lb-ft) of torque from 4750rpm.

It’s the same formula Ducati has used with the 803cc Scrambler powered by the old Monster 800 engine detuned to meet new emissions regulations.

Ducati Scrambler IconMBW’s Scrambler Icon

Ducati’s 800 Scramblers are the Italian company’s top sellers, while the more powerful, sophisticated and expensive 1100s have not been as popular.

I’ve been riding an 800 Scrambler Icon for some time now and love it. But the bike is a toy and has its limitations.

So I recently tested a Scrambler 1100 Special from Brisbane Motorcycles to see if the extra weight, height, length and expense was worth it.

The Base model comes in yellow with mag wheels and black seat, Special is grey with black wire wheels, chrome pipes, brushed swinging arm, gold anodised forks and brown seat and the black and yellow Sport has Öhlins suspension and mag wheels.

They used to cost $19,790, $21,990 and $22,990, but are now $15,999, $17,590 and $18,200.

The coming PRO and PRO Sport are also differentiated mainly by Ohlins suspensions in the latter. Read more details here.

Scrambler 1100 SpecialDucati Scrambler 1100 Special

The 1100 models are slightly longer than the 803cc Scramblers with a more substantive new upper “trellis” subframe.

So at 206kg (454lb) in running order, it weighs about 20kg more than the 800 Scrambler.

However, the weight is really not evident, even when pushing the bike out of the showroom.

It still has light handling and steering like the smaller bike thanks to a similar 24.5 degrees of rake and short 111mm trail.

The seat is 20mm higher at 810mm, but again it doesn’t feel any taller in the saddle.

Yet the 1100 is so much more bike with a more powerful and refined engine that is easier and forgiving to ride thanks to its 30% increase in grunt.

It also now has the ability to do some touring with the stronger rear subframe allowing luggage and a pillion.

But most importantly the fun is retained.Ducati Scrambler 1100 Special

In fact, the fun is amplified by the fact that the front end now handles properly.

The 800 Scramblers have a single spring in the 41mm Kayaba upside-down forks. It’s crass and crashes through any road irregularities. Under braking the front wheel will chatter and lose vital grip.

Fully adjustable 45mm Marzocchi forks on the Special add a whole new level of steering and handling that make this a much more fun, safe and comfortable bike to ride.

Comfort is also improved by the quality seats compared with the hard, plastic seats on the 800 models.

While the 800s are fun, they are also simplistic with rudimentary instrumentation which was last year updated with a fuel gauge!2018 Ducati Scrambler 1100 dashboard

The Scrambler 1100 models have comprehensive twin-screen LCD instruments with a host of information, plus self-cancelling indicators and three engine modes with adjustable four-level traction control.

While you may not need all this to have some fun on a motorcycle, they are the sorts of creature features you wonder how you ever did without.

Another feature you will wonder how you did without is the substantial upgrade in brakes.

From a single 330mm disc to twin 320mm semi-floating discs with cornering ABS it is a major increase in safety and rider confidence.

Despite being heavier, higher and longer, the bike is surprisingly competent on dirt roads, mainly thanks to the traction controls and switchable ABS.


I love my fun little Icon. But it lacks in brakes, handling, comfort, touring ability and creature features.

The 1100 is still great fun, but increases your ability to tour the back roads and trails in comfort and safety.

I love it so much I’ve ordered the Sport as I feared the damage stones would do to those attractive chrome pipes!Ducati Scrambler 1100 Special

Ducati Scrambler 1100 Special tech specsDucati Scrambler 1100 Special




1079cc, air-cooled L-Twin, Desmodromic distribution, 2 valves per cylinder

Bore x stroke

98 x 71mm




63kW (86 hp) @ 7500rpm


88Nm (65lb-ft, 9kgm) @ 4750rpm

Fuel injection

Electronic fuel injection, 55mm throttle body with full Ride by Wire (RbW)


2-1-2 system with catalytic converter and 2 lambda probes, twin stainless steel muffler with aluminium covers and end caps


6 speed


1=37/15 2=30/17 3=28/20 4=26/22 5=24/23 6=23/24

Primary drive

Straight cut gears; Ratio 1.85:1

Final drive

Chain; Front sprocket 15; Rear sprocket 39


Light action, wet, multiplate clutch with hydraulic control. Self-servo action on drive, slipper action on over-run

Ducati Scrambler 1100 Special


Tubular steel Trellis frame

Front suspension

Marzocchi fully adjustable 45mm USD fork

Front wheel travel

150mm (5.9in)

Front wheel

10-spoke in light alloy, 3.50″ x 18″

Front tyre

Pirelli MT 60 RS 120/80 ZR18

Rear suspension

Kayaba monoshock, pre-load and rebound adjustable

Rear wheel travel

150mm (5.9in)

Rear wheel

10-spoke in light alloy, 5.50″ x 17″

Rear tyre

Pirelli MT 60 RS 180/55 ZR17

Front brake

2 x 320mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted Brembo Monobloc M4.32 callipers, 4-piston, axial pump with Bosch Cornering ABS as standard equipment

Rear brake

245mm disc, 1-piston floating calliper with Bosch Cornering ABS as standard equipment


1514mm (59.6 in)




111mm (4.4 in)

Total steering lock


Fuel tank capacity

15L – (3.96 US gal)

Dry weight

189kg (417 lb)

Kerb weight*

206kg (454 lb)


810mm (31.9 in)


1330mm (52.4 in)


895 mm (35.2 in)


2,190 mm (86.0 in)

Number of seats

Dual seat

*Kerb weights indicate total bike weight with all operating consumable liquids and a fuel tank filled to 90% of capacity (as per EC standard 93/93).

Standard equipment

Riding Modes, Power Modes, Ducati Safety Pack (Cornering ABS + DTC), RbW, LED light-guide, LED rear light with diffusion-light, LCD instruments with gear and fuel level indications, Steel tank with interchangeable aluminium side panels, Machine-finished aluminium belt covers, Under-seat storage compartment with USB socket


62 Yellow

Shining Black

Warranty and Maintenance


24 months unlimited mileage

Maintenance service intervals

12,000km (7500mi) / 12 months

Valve clearance check

12,000km (7500mi)

Emissions and Consumption


Euro 4


5.2L/100 km – CO2 117 g/km

* Only for countries where Euro 4 standard applies.

Source: MotorbikeWriter.com

Is Ducati the master of motorbike design?

Ducati has featured its new Scrambler 1100 Pro models at the renowned ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena, California, in yet another example of how the Italian company is a master in motorcycle design.

Don’t believe me? Think your Harley, BMW, MV Agusta, Yamaha or Honda is prettier?

Obviously beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

However, Ducati really does have the runs on the board in design.

Design awards

Ducati EICMA Streetfighter V4 voteDucati Streetfighter V4 wins most beautiful bike at EICMA

Last November Ducati’s Streetfighter V4 took out the award as the most beautiful bike at last week’s EICMA motorcycle show in Milan.

Ok, it was voted by visitors to the show who are mainly Italian, so there is a lot of patriotic fervour behind the vote.

However, Ducati has scored five wins in the past seven years, or 10 in 14 years.

Ducati has also scored three “Best” wins in the Red Dot Awards for the 1199 Panigale in 2013, the XDiavel S in 2016 and the Diavel 1260 S in 2019.

They are the most prestigious industrial design awards in the world, presented by the Chicago Athenaeum, Museum of Architecture and Design and the European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies.

And then there’s Massimo Tamburini’s famous 916 which many rightfully regard as the world’s most beautiful bike.

anniversaryDucati 9161994 Ducati 916

Ugly stick

However, Ducati doesn’t always get it right.

Remember the slab-sided Paso models from the eighties — not a good decade for fashion or design!

Revzilla said: “It looks like a 1987 Honda Hurricane smashed into a Suzuki RF900.”

Ducati Paso is no design masterDucati Paso is no design master

And the original 2003 Multistrada was widely referred to as the “Uglystrada”. The front headlight and fairing assembly looked more like a Dyson vacuum cleaner than a motorcycle.

Thankfully Ducati totally redeemed the Multistrada with a complete redesign in 2010 into one of the prettiest of the brutish adventure bike category.

Scrambler design

No matter what you think of the modern “scramblers” and whether they are true scramblers, Ducati really has scored an ace with the design.

When the Scrambler family was introduced in 2015, they immediately became the company’s top seller.

That’s not to say they are not without their design quirks.

The most obvious is the looping cables which are reminiscent of original scramblers.

Ducati Scrambler Hashtag onlineLoopy cabling

When Ducati unveiled its Pro models recently the cabling had been tidied up and tucked away.

Hopefully that will flow through to the rest of the range.

And the long trailing fender has been replaced with the remote fender from the Icon.

Ducati debut Scrambler 1100 Pros2020 Ducati Scrambler 1100 Pro

Design master

Despite its design credentials, the object of the ArtCenter lecture by Scrambler designer Jeremy Faraud was to get the students to help design the Scrambler of the future.

Students will submit their designs to Ducati who will recruit one lucky student for an internship at the Ducati Design Centre.

Ducati master of designJeremy talks with ArtCenter students (Image: James Lipman / jameslipman.com)

The Pasadena event will also be followed in Bologna, where a second training and meeting event is scheduled for March, involving the most important Italian design institutes.

Tapping into millennials for design guidance is a smart move that should see Ducati sitting atop the motorcycle design throne for years to come.

Which motorcycle company do you think is the leader in design? Leave your comments below.

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Ducati debut Scrambler 1100 Pros

As tipped last week, Ducati has debuted two new Scrambler 1100 Pros that finally dispense with the ugly looping brake cable.

There are two models, the Sport having fully adjustable Öhlins suspension. (Full tech specs at the end of the article.)

Here they are in action in Miami. (We’re a bit concerned the female’s ride doesn’t have the Öhlins setup!)

New Pros

The neater cabling on the Pros is a welcome addition as is the Icon-style short rear fender and remote mudguard/plate holder.

Flagship 2018 Ducati Scrambler 1100Current 1100 Scrambler with looping cable

That looping cable was originally designed to be reminiscent of their original 1970s Scrambler 450 with high and wide off-road bars.

1972 Ducati Scrambler 450 museum1972 Ducati Scrambler 450

Now, the bars are black, narrower and shorter, with the Sport edition getting low-slung flat bars and Café Racer-style bar-end mirrors.

The other major change is the twin-stacked right-side mufflers. We can see the Sport edition up close and it looks great with a brushed titanium-look finish.

Ducati debut Scrambler 1100 ProsSport cans

We don’t get a close-up look at the 1100 Pro cans which seem to have an aluminium finish.

Scrambler 1100 Pro comes in two-tone “Ocean Drive” (silver with an orange pinstripe) and black steel trellis frame and rear aluminium subframe.

Scrambler 1100 Sport Pro features matt black paint with black gloss “1100” on the tank.Ducati debut Scrambler 1100 Pros

LCD instruments and other details, dimensions and tech secs seem to be the same as the current 1100 models.

The bikes will be available at the end of March in most markets and “very late in the year” in Australia with pricing released closer to the date.

Current 1100 Scrambler prices range from $19,790 to $22,990 for the Sport edition with Öhlins suspension.

Ducati Scrambler 1100 Pro and Sport ProDucati debut Scrambler 1100 Pros

Engine: Engine: 1079cc, L-Twin, Desmodromic distribution, 2 valves per cylinder, air cooled
Bore x stroke: 98 x 71 mm
Compression: 11:01
Power: 63kW (86hp) @ 7500rpm
Torque: 88Nm (65lb ft) @ 4750rpm
Economy: 5.2 l/100km
Emissions: CO2 120g/km
Transmission: 6-speed, wet clutch
Sport suspension: Öhlins fully adjustable 48mm USD fork; Öhlins monoshock, pre-load and rebound adjustable
Standard suspension: Marzocchi fully adjustable 45mm USD fork; Kayaba mono shock preload and rebound adjustable
Wheels: 10-spoke alloy, 3.50″ x 18”; 5.50″ x 17”
Brakes: 320mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted Brembo Monobloc M4.32 callipers, 4-piston, axial pump; 245mm disc, 1-piston floating calliper; Bosch Cornering ABS
Wheelbase: 1514mm (59.6in)
Rake/trail: 24°.5/111mm (4.4in)
Total steering lock: 33°
Fuel: 15 litres (3.96 US gal)
Dry weight: 189kg (417lb)
Wet weight: 206kg (454lb)
Seat: 810mm (31.9”)
Length: 2190mm (86”)
Height: 1330mm (52.4”)
Width: 895mm (35.2”)
Wheelbase: 1514mm (59.6”)
Standard equipment: Riding Modes, Power Mode, Ducati Safety Pack (Cornering ABS + DTC), RbW, LED light-guide, LED rear light with diffusion-light, LCD instruments with gear and fuel level indications, Steel tank with interchangeable aluminium side panels, Machine-finished aluminium belt covers, Under-seat storage compartment with USB socket
Warranty: 24 months unlimited mileage
Service and valve check: 12,000km (7500mi)/12 months

Ducati debut Scrambler 1100 Pros

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Triumph scrambles into new Bond film

Triumph has paid an undisclosed sum to feature in the 25th James Bond film, No Time to Die, but a Ducati Scrambler has stolen some limelight.

The price for product placement in a movie is up to about $A500,000, but for a Bond film it can be a whole lot more.

In fact, Heineken is believed to have paid $A65 Million to get Bond character Daniel Craig to sip their beer instead of a martini in the 2015 film, Spectre.

So we have no idea how much Triumph has paid, although boss John Bloor did confirm the partnership with the producers for No Time To Die, being released in April 2020.

The result is 007 riding a modified Scrambler 1200 in one chase scene.

Bond film No Time to Die
Craig’s stunt double on the Triumph Scrambler 1200

So why is a baddy riding an 803cc Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled in the same chase scene?

Bond film No Time to Die
Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled

Bond film espionage?

Has Ducati snuck in some free screen time in an apt case of Bond film espionage or did they pay, too?

Or is this a deliberate effort by Triumph to make their scrambler competitor look bad by being associated with buddies while their Scrambler is associated with the hero?

Bond movies are usually associated with exotic cars, but motorcycles have also featured over the years.

Most have been BMW vehicles, although there was a run of Ford-owned cars for a while, including Aston Martin.

Bond film No Time to Die
Good to see Bond back in an Aston Martin DB5 for No Time To Die (with a Ducati in pursuit)

Remember the BMW R 1200 C cruiser in the Vietnam chase scene in the Bond film, Tomorrow Never Dies?

Bond film
Bond slides a BMW cruiser

BMW has also dominated the Mission Impossible and Jason Bourne movie franchises.

Ducati is also not shy about product placement with the Venom and CHiPs movies.

And, of course, Triumph has probably the most memorable motorcycle scene from any movie.

Their TR6 was used as a Nazi BMW in the chase scene in 1963 film, The Great Escape.

Former TT racer and larrikin daredevil Guy Mart in plans to replicate that jump on a Triumph Scrambler 1200 this Sunday (8 December 2019).

Guy Martin practises Great Escape jump
Guy practises for his jump attempt

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Ducati adds to Multistrada and Scrambler ranges

Ducati is tipped to unveil its 2020 models on 23 October 2019 with a Streetfighter V4, Multistrada V4, Multistrada S GT and a Scrambler Icon Dark added to its ranges.

The Italian manufacturer has already confirmed the Streetfighter V4 will be released as a 2020 model.

Ducati confirms 2020 Streetfighter V4 ranges
Ducati Streetfighter V4

We’ve also seen spy photos of a Multistrada V4 and we suspect there might also be a Monster V4 in the works.

Ducati Multistrada V4 spy photo ranges
Spy photo of what looks like a Multistrada V4

And now a leaked document from the US Environmental Protection Agency lists the “Multistrada 1260 S Grand Tour” and “Scrambler Icon Dark”.

Since the Multistrada GT will be powered by the 1262cc L-Twin engine as the name suggests, maybe the Multistrada V4 is on hold for another year.

Or they may be considering running two Multi ranges with twin and four-cylinder engines.

We also expect the Grand Tour will have luggage and a bigger windscreen.

As for the 803cc Scrambler Icon Dark, it is likely to have a blackened engine and matte-black paint instead of its iconic yellow.

Ducati Scrambler Icon ranges
Ducati Scrambler Icon

Whatever they release in October, Ducati announced in April 2018 that every model in their 2020 range will have blind spot warning and adaptive cruise control.

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