Ducati Scrambler Icon, Cafe Racer, Desert Sled Launched In India
Pricing for the 2019 Scrambler range starts from Rs 7.89 lakh (ex-showroom, pan India)
- The entire Scrambler range now features cornering ABS as standard.
- Also receives a couple of cosmetic and feature updates over the outgoing models.
- The 803cc air-cooled L-twin motor remains unchanged.
Ducati has launched its 2019 Scrambler range in India. This includes the Ducati Scrambler Icon priced at Rs 7.89 lakh, Cafe Racer (Rs 9.78 lakh), Full Throttle which retails at Rs 8.92 lakh and the Desert Sled which now costs Rs 9.93 lakh (all ex-showroom prices, pan India). That’s a premium of Rs 56,000, Rs 38,000, Rs 38,000 and Rs 43,000 respectively, over the outgoing models. For 2019, the entire Scrambler range features mechanical as well as cosmetic updates.
So what does the premium get you? For starters, the 2019 Scrambler range gets dual-channel Bosch cornering ABS and a hydraulic clutch for lighter clutch lever action. Aside from this, the bikes’ suspension has been re-tuned to improve its ride quality while a flatter, well-cushioned seat improves ergonomics. Other notable feature additions include adjustable levers, a fuel gauge and gear position indicator, new switchgear and Ducati’s Multimedia System which is offered as an optional extra.
On the cosmetic front, the bikes get new LED DRLs, LED turn indicators, interchangeable aluminium side panels on the fuel tank and a blacked-out engine casing with brushed aluminium cylinder fins. Additionally, the bikes also feature new machined alloy wheels and a new exhaust cover. The Cafe Racer and Desert Sled, on the other hand, come equipped with a dual-barrel exhaust and spoked wheels. Ducati also offers various accessories with the Scrambler range to further personalise your bike.
Powering the Scrambler range is an 803cc, L-twin, air-cooled engine that pumps out 73.4PS at 8250rpm and 67Nm at 5750rpm. It comes mated to a 6-speed transmission aided by a slipper clutch. In India, the Ducati Scrambler range will go up against the likes of the Triumph Street Twin and the Harley-Davidson Street Rod.