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Ducati Scrambler Ready for Anything

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The Ducati Scrambler is finally here with its 803 cc, air-cooled, 75 hp twin pulling the lightweight (375 pounds dry; 410 pounds wet) machine in four available versions, including the Classic, the Icon, the Full Throttle and the Urban Enduro. U.S. pricing starts at just $8,495 for the Icon Red. Here are all the details in a press release from Ducati:

  • Ducati presents the Ducati Scrambler brand in Cologne and its iconic style, modern design and creative spirit
  • Ducati, a solid, steadily growing company, looks to the future with confidence
  • Ducati celebrates a historic win in the German Superbike Championship (IDM)

Cologne (Germany), 30 September 2014 – At the end of the first day of Intermot 2014 – the International Motorcycle Fair being held in Cologne (Germany) from 30 September to 6 October –Ducati finally unveiled one of the most eagerly awaited new bikes to go on show there; the Ducati Scrambler brand immediately became the focus of media and public attention, and the undisputed star of this key German fair.

Re-proposing the yellow containers that characterised the original, highly creative launch phase, Ducati set up a Ducati Scrambler brand-dedicated space in the exhibition area of its Intermot 2014 stand. This symbolic opening-up of a “new world” at the end of the press-dedicated day involved both public and media in an original presentation that was fully in keeping with the language and style of this exciting new concept.

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“This year Intermot is especially meaningful for Ducati”, stated Claudio Domenicali, CEO of Ducati Motor Holding, during the press conference. “Ducati continues to grow steadily as it has done for several years now. The last 12 months confirm this positive trend with a growth over 5% compared to the previous ones, a new sales record. I’m also particularly proud to be celebrating, here at Intermot, Ducati’s historic win in the German Superbike Championship where the performance of the 1199 Panigale R has allowed us to take both the Constructors and Riders title – thanks to the prowess of Xavi Fores and Max Neukirchner.”

“Presenting the new Ducati Scrambler brand means for us opening the doors to an entirely new, fascinating, and absolutely contemporary world”, said Cristiano Silei, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Ducati Motor Holding, during the unveiling of the new bikes. “We have reinterpreted an iconic motorcycle, part of our history for more than 50 years, in a fully modern way, designing and building the Ducati Scrambler as if we’d never stopped making it. The four bikes of the Ducati Scrambler family represent starting points on a path to personalisation that will make every single Ducati Scrambler a unique, free-spirited bike as individual as the person riding it.”

Ducati Scrambler Icon

Ducati Scrambler Icon

The waiting is finally over. The Ducati Scrambler is finally out of the yellow container that has so jealously guarded it over the last few months and is now – after the previews granted to employees and Ducatisti at World Ducati Week 2014 – officially ready. This is more than just a new bike: it’s a whole new world, one that expresses itself via a range of options and versions that provide a starting point for satisfying the different needs and wants of individual motorcyclists.

The Ducati Scrambler is a contemporary bike that expresses the pure essence of motorcycling. Tried and tested materials such as the aluminium of the rear swingarm and engine covers and the steel of the teardrop tank and frame are combined with new-generation components such as front and rear LED lighting and LCD instruments. Wide handlebars and a long seat provide a comfortable, relaxed riding position and, together with the low weight, low centre of gravity and slightly knobby tires, ensure pure riding fun whatever the situation.

“Post-heritage” design gives a contemporary take on the iconic bike built by Ducati back in the 60s and 70s. This Ducati Scrambler, though, is no retro bike: it is, rather, intended to be just how the legendary Bologna-built motorcycle would be today if Ducati had never stopped building it.

Ducati Scrambler Classic

Ducati Scrambler Classic

The Icon version, in yellow and red, is joined by three others – Urban Enduro, Full Throttle and Classic – each offering its own style and performance-related interpretation of the Scrambler spirit. The Urban Enduro, with its “Wild Green” paintjob, is for enduro style enthusiasts and ready to switch from city streets to country backroads in an instant. The Full Throttle is for riders enthralled by the flat-track racing world who have a penchant for pushing things to the limit. And the Classic is for devotees to details and a 1970s look who want the uncompromising riding pleasure and comfort of a modern-day bike.

The headlamp, together with the tank, forms a key part of the Ducati Scrambler look. Rounded, classically designed yet extremely modern (i.e. post-heritage) it features a glass parabola and an ultra-modern LED light guide around the rim that acts as a side light.

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Ducati Scrambler Full Throttle

Seat and tank have been carefully designed to give the Ducati Scrambler appealing proportions. A compact bike, the Ducati Scrambler instils confidence from the very moment you set eyes on it. It’s been sized to make it accessible to all motorcyclists while the long seat maximises comfort and can also accommodate a passenger comfortably.

An oil and air-cooled L-twin two-valve 803 cc engine powers the Ducati Scrambler; it has an 88 mm bore, a 66 mm stroke and has been redesigned to give smooth acceleration throughout the rev range.

Ducati Scrambler Urban Enduro

Ducati Scrambler Urban Enduro

Moreover, thanks to a vast range of apparel and bike accessories, to be presented in November, the Ducati Scrambler offers a virtually unlimited range of exclusive personalisation and lifestyle options.

The Ducati Scrambler name has much in common with the verb to scramble – mixing up, blending, letting the imagination run free, sharing with others. The Ducati Scrambler is the two-wheeled alter ego of those who ride it, a cultural movement in and of itself. It’s free-spirited, positive and anti-conformist, open to encounters with other philosophies and styles. Ducati Scrambler isn’t just a bike, it’s a world.

The Ducati Scrambler will be in Ducati Dealerships starting form the end of January 2015 and the first of the four versions to become available will be the Icon.

See the technical specs on the new Scrambler here.

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Ducati Scrambler Icon

Ducati Scrambler Full Throttle

Ducati Scrambler Full Throttle

142 Comments

  1. Rob says:

    I like it. It’s a big hint of yesterday plus the trouble-freeness of today. I am just not sure what it is meant to be: a bike for every day? For sunny Sunday afternoons? For the long distance? I am trying to imagine how/when I’d use it and I can’t see it as a traveler’s bike – there is no way it would replace the big trailies. Not is it my everyday to-and-from-the-office commuter. So, Sunny Sundays? OK, I can live with that. I’ll have the spoked wheels one please.

  2. Neil says:

    Local dealer said they will see them in May. I guess that’s a good thing, meaning Ducs are selling so well that they have to make and ship a lot of em.

  3. Crim says:

    Hey Indian, take note of the footpeg location!

  4. Mr.Mike says:

    Not sure if its for me but I appreciate that Ducati managed to create a bike with unique styling without resorting to gratuitous use of plastic.

  5. Mark says:

    Not sure if the Icon or Urban Enduro will be in my garage, but one of them will be.

    I think they look a lot better than the leaked info.

  6. Gary says:

    Well, kudos to Ducati for coming with something different for them. I don’t see me ever on one of these, don’t care for that short rear fender- but that’s just me. I’m sure others will love it, but no sale to me.

  7. Motorico says:

    Hoping for the “S” or 1100 versions with decent suspension, a non “tuned” motor and dual front brakes.

  8. John says:

    There are several things that MIGHT prevent me from falling prey to the $1500 extra profit margin on the Urban Enduro, which is nearly my perfect idea for a twin-engined trail bike I’ve been demanding for so long.

    1. “Urban” doesn’t give me much faith, cheap add-ons aside.
    2. No Ducati dealer.
    3. Desmo.
    4. Air cooling in hot environment.

    This bike from KTM or BMW or even Honda would be more irresistable. Well, scratch Honda, they’re in the heavy bike business these days. Yamaha. A Yamaha 700 twin in the bike would be perfect. TT700, anyone???

    • TF says:

      Curious.

      Why do you have issues with Desmo…..or air cooling for that matter, on a “trail bike”?

      • John says:

        It’s very hot here and the rear cyIinder already is going to suffer the brunt of it. Also, for an air cooled bike, it’s still a bit heavy. Not too bad, but if it were 350lbs, then yeah, all for it. No Ducati dealer, and I don’t know how good I am yet at dealing with Desmo valves on my own. Would generally prefer a very low maintenance engine for this kind of bike. Also a bit smaller, really, like a 500-600cc max.

        • mickey says:

          350 pounds is a bit unrealistic don’t you think? A Yamaha WR 450 weighs almost 300 pounds with a 450 single cylinder lots of plastic skinny tires and wheels, mini lights, barely there seat, etc

          It would take a miracle of engineering to get what is basically a 800 cc twin street bike that light.

          • John says:

            Well, that’s why I’d be willing to give up engine size. If it were a 500cc at 350lbs, I’d be whoring myself out already. And it will take a LOT of whoring at my rate.

            But, of course, the KTM Freeride is a miracle of engineering at 100kg. So I hold out hope for additional miracles.

          • Norm G. says:

            re: “It would take a miracle of engineering”

            miracle of engineering meet CASH.

            CASH meet miracle of engineering.

        • TF says:

          If you want a truly light trail bike that you can also ride around town, there are bunches of options. It would be hard to beat a KTM 500EXC if that’s what you are after.

          I was asking because motorcycles were air cooled for decades before we began to accept water cooling as the norm. The only issue with the 2V Ducs is the fueling. Get the fueling right and they have no issues with running temperature.

          I own a 2V (2010) and a 4V Duc (2011) and have yet to adjust a valve clearance on either one. The 2V has 10K miles and the 4V has 16K miles. Personally, I think the Desmo valve train is one of the less troublesome systems on a Duc. In reality, they just have twice as many rocker arms.

          However, if you want to be concerned about reliability of Duc electroincs as well as cheap-ass fasteners……..

        • jim says:

          You ride a KLR don’t you.

          • John says:

            Hah, no, but it’s funny since my brother in law tried to rope me into buying one a couple of days ago with a used bike ambush. “Wait, this isn’t for you?!? I thought YOU were looking at it”. I much prefer the KLX, misteriously missing from this year’s lineup in both formats.

      • John says:

        Besides, I’m CLEARLY rationalizing at this point. If had $10k….I’d be in serious problems….

    • Jeremy in TX says:

      I would love a TT700 if Yamaha could kick out a design similar to this – minimalist and classic. Though I have to say I appreciate the air-cooling on a bike like this, and personally think Ducati nailed the design. But having had my affair with a couple of Italians (as well as a German and an Austrian) years ago, I would prefer to buy a Japanese bike.

      • John says:

        I would go for an air cooled version of the 700 twin if it saved weight. Hell, I’d go for a TT anything pretty much.

  9. Stuki Moi says:

    Given the hardparts, it’s nicely styled. Still don’t like the Ninja 650 style direct action shock working on a banana swingarm. And the twin looks a bit stuffed up in that tight chassis. And, legroom too tight. With a seat that is already on the thick and heavy looking side making added seat padding less immediately attractive……

    It still looks good, but if a certain band of mountain men would just realize there existed a world before Redbull, a big single would be a better fit for this kind of exercise…..

  10. Don says:

    I like it, but does it look like the exhaust will melt a passenger’s shoes? Looks to be pointed right behind the pegs and right up at where a foot would be. Maybe it’s just the camera angle… Anyone?

    • Neil says:

      It has a heat shield. There are a lot of manufacturers who are tucking the pipe up like that to keep it away from the tire and also to keep the pipe itself from being longer. A thinner pipe usually has more clearance but now it has the muffler in it at that spot on the bike. It’s one of those great engineering questions, where to locate the exhaust, length and muffler placement. It’s actually very scientific as well since the EPA has to be happy and the motor has to run well. Personally, I don’t have an issue with it. I local custom muffler shop said he could work on my bikes for me.

  11. Butch says:

    Thanks Ducati for producing a bike that to me, really makes sense.
    No bells or whistles, air cooled fuel injected, chain drive, minimal plastic.
    I’ll take the classic.
    That S#!t scraper tag bracket is butt ugly.

  12. JBoz says:

    Now that LOOKS like a motorcycle! Wonder how it’d fit under a 6’2″ 300 lbs? Wonder if it’d be an elephant riding a mouse or if I’d need one for each cheek.

  13. Scotty Mac says:

    The exhaust is sort of the turd in the punchbowl, styling wise. Would have looked cooler with a good old fashioned scrambler style high pipe.

    • KenHoward says:

      “Tuned” headers, i.e., pipes that are the same length, are more efficient at producing power. Ducati’s design makes sense to me, using 2-into-1 + mass-centralization.

    • Dave says:

      Personally, I like the exhaust but I think it turned out the way it has simply because the catalytic converter has to go somewhere and it gets very hot, further limiting choices about where it can go.

    • Norm G. says:

      re: “The exhaust is sort of the turd in the punchbowl”

      YIIKKEES…!!! Houston, now that’s a problem. 🙂

  14. John says:

    Bikes I wouId Iike to see resurrected and modernized and/or enIarged in no particuIar order and that wouId add more excitement to Intermot.

    1. Super Sherpa
    2. VT500 Ascot
    3. CX500
    4. SiIver Wing
    5. Sabre V-4
    6. HawkGT
    7. Africa Twin
    8. NX series
    9. Scout, but the reaI one, not the cruiser
    10. Speed Twin
    11. Big WheeI
    12. H2
    13. BIack Shadow
    14. CB900F
    15. GPz550

  15. Yoyodyne says:

    Will be manufactured in Bologna, Thailand and Brazil…raises some questions about projected build quality and reliability.

    • Jeremy in TX says:

      “raises some questions about projected build quality and reliability.”

      I’d say Bologna is the most questionable on that list.

      • Random says:

        There’s also a small manufacturer making bikes in Thai, you may have heard of… Honda. All 250/300s and 500s.

        Ducati bikes are already built (just putting the pieces together, in fact) in Brazil (1199s and Monsters). Not for export, just to escape the huge import tax. As BMWs, HDs, Triumphs et al. I heard in India it’s the same, CKD local production to escape taxes.

    • Tank says:

      I was not aware of any build quality and reliability problems in Bologna, Thailand or Brazil manufacturing. Please explain.

      • Yoyodyne says:

        My point is simply that Ducati has a long history of reliability issues with bikes made in their “home” factory in Italy, so the odds of them achieving better/Japanese-level quality when manufacturing on other continents are rather slim.

        • KenHoward says:

          Before he passed away in 2013(?), British moto-journalist Kevin Ash would periodically publish manufacturer warranty claim info, rating the top brands. If my memory serves, his final ranking showed: #1- Yamaha, #2- Honda, #3- Kawasaki, and #4- Suzuki tied with Ducati.

  16. Matt says:

    Any idea on suspension travel? Did I miss that somewhere?

    That Enduro looks like the 1972 Kawasaki F7 175 I learned to ride on has returned from the grave with bulging muscles and bionic parts, like a ripped, resurrected F7 Frankenstein.

    Honestly I didn’t think I would like it this much, but the more I look at it the less important a dirt version of the FZ7 seems to be..

  17. TF says:

    am liking the bike more each time I take a look although I don’t know where I would ever ride it. It would not be a suitable replacement for my 1100 Hyper and if I were to go off roading, I would ride my off road bike. I can’t wait to see one in person though. I do not like the ugly muffler/cat under the bike as it kind of eliminates the idea of adding just a slip-on. I suppose Ducati/Termi love to sell those $3000.00 full exhaust/ecu kits so I can’t blame them.

  18. Clasqm says:

    Urban enduro, but with the Classic’s rear fender – this is now joining the Indian Scout in my “when my rich old uncle dies” fantasy garage.

  19. Philip says:

    Wah! Everyone else likes it and I don’t. I’ll have to check it out at the dealer for a better look.

    • Brian says:

      I’m with you…but I feel distinctly in the minority in my lack of enthusiasm for the design. I keep looking, but somehow the styling just seems kind of “blah” to me. I guess I’d probably be more excited if I’d known more about the original bike.

    • Gronde says:

      Would have looked a lot better had they consulted Richard Pollock from “Mule” motorcycles. He would have designed it with a little space between the parts rather than a cluttered look. His seat-fender design would have been a work of art.

  20. Vrooom says:

    That’s a good looking bike. I’d buy one in a heartbeat but it’s hard to justify a bike with no wind or weather protection in the Northwet. It was 45 riding into work this morning and it’s only October 1st, winter riding would be out of the picture with this. But a windscreen kit, while it would ruin the looks, might make it happen. Aeroflow, Cee Bailey, Givi are you guys listening.

    • Starmag says:

      You might try a Plexifairing III or similar. Not attractive, but excellent coverage and it goes on and off the bike in less than a minute. Only 6lbs. It’s really not stable above 100mph but can be easily removed for law breaking. Also not good for impressing bystanders with your racer-boy looks, but I’m old enough not to care and for me is no uglier than most transformer/bug bikes of today.

    • todd says:

      You need some heated gear. Makes all the difference in the world.

      • Norm G. says:

        amen. went out for my usual this past sunday (leaving the gear behind) thinking I would brave it and be alright…?

        not so much.

        by 10am I was debating on whether i should DRINK the hot chocolate…? or might it be better to just pour it steaming down the front of my suit…?

  21. John says:

    100 Ibs more than the Ducati ScrambIer 450 from 40 years ago. Winning!

    A 300Ib 450 ScrambIer wouId be extremeIy hard to resist.

    • John says:

      Of course, I’m onIy bitter because I don’t have $10k sitting around useIessIy in my bank.

    • Neil says:

      The less it weighs, the more it costs. 450 Scrambler? YAM SR400. I owned 2 SUZ TU250’s. Just PLAIN nice.

      • John says:

        A totaIIy revised SR400 wouId be a great idea. Too bad the “2015” is overpriced by $3000, overweight by 100Ibs and is generaIIy a very oId POS by any modern standard.

        Another bike desperate for a thorough overhauI – Super Sherpa.

        If Ducati put a 500 singIe, dropped the weight and price and put a 19″ on the front, it wouId be very cooI. I guess what I need to find is a used BWM X-Country.

        • Scotty says:

          I test rode a X-Country John – I don’t think you missed much, though perhaps a racetrack with a 2 mile straight was not the best place for it…..

  22. Glen says:

    I think they missed the mark in the looks dept.

  23. John says:

    Bikes that wouId have made for an exciting Intermot (for me).

    1. Tenere 700.
    2. Tiger Cub 530 twin/Street Twin
    3. Griso/Norge 750.
    4. CRF350I
    5. 790 Adventure/Duke twins
    6. kIr650 twin
    7. ZRX800
    8. Africa Twin 800 350Ibs.
    9. ST800 V-4 shaft sport tourer
    10. CX1300 V-4 Roadster

  24. Curly says:

    A real Ducati with the same horsepower and torque as the Yamaha FZ-07 and just 15 pounds heavier starting at only $1500 more. Looks like fun.

  25. dingerjunkie says:

    I DIG that bike…I only wish my bank balance would accommodate.

  26. Mick says:

    I wonder if it will eventually be Monstered, meaning you’ll be able to get a number of different engines for it. I like the air cooled 1000/1100 engine. It fits in the same hole and brings more power everywhere. What’s not to like?

    But who am I kidding. I ride an old Multistrada and I’ll likely continue to do so. It may be ugly. But it works quite well.

    • Jeremy in TX says:

      The possibility of a Scrambler 1100 is the only thing that may stop me from slapping my dealer in the face with my checkbook come January. Maybe.

    • Neil says:

      An 1100 takes the scrambler out of the scrambler. As a TU250 owner, we don’t need all that power and the 1100 motors suck below 35 mph. I got on 95 in FL on my brother’s Multitrada 1100, Did the onramp in second gear and switched to third at 70. Was doing 85 in a heartbeat. That is not Scrambleresque. That’s racing. That is where that big motor likes to run. My brother says it all the time. He and two guy’s just hauled ass back into GA from The Dragon on backroads. He said they needed the whole lane because they were moving so fast.

      • Jeremy in TX says:

        That big engine does fine if you gear it down. Speed problem solved, acceleration thrill enhanced, scrambleresqueness preserved and brought to a new level of awesomeness.

        The 800 Monsters are geared too tall as well. This bike probably is, too. It is the Ducati way, to pass noise tests I presume.

  27. Norm G. says:

    survey…

    urban enduro.

    beak…? vestigial fender…?

    discuss.

    • John says:

      Marketing. Not to mention the Iight griII. I Iike the idea, but if it weighed Iess for that extra $1500, it wouId impress me a whoIe Iot more.

    • Jeremy in TX says:

      Didn’t care for it at first, but it is growing on me and may turn out to be my favorite variant once I finally get my eyes wrapped around it. It would have to be available in a different color though. As it stands now, I like the Icon and Full Throttle.

    • Don Fraser says:

      Didn’t like it at first, but am changing my opinion, nicely put together, light enough, price is good, going to have to go to a demo ride.

    • dino says:

      Just a new-ish version of a proper dirt bike fender. No “inner fender” just skimming the front tire. Fender shaped, below the headlight. Not molded into the bodywork (that really defines the “beak” to me).

      Whether it really needs a true dirt-bike style front fender is a whole other issue, that would be fun to explore (with DOT knobbies and permission from a local land owner)!!

  28. Norm G. says:

    hmmn 800cc’s, this isn’t the entry level bike I thought it would be though the price is right. curly fry exhaust is still gastly, but the smaller size I suppose makes it liveable.

    they’re throwing it on every damn thing like it’s the “second coming” so the ducatisti must like it…? if it doesn’t show up on the new 1299 or Multi, quite frankly I’m going to be disappointed.

    • Jeremy in TX says:

      I’m not fond of the exhaust routing, but it seems to work better for the Scrambler than the Monsters. It’s the only thing I see when I look at the Monsters.

  29. John says:

    I Iove the urban enduro conceptuaIIy even though I don’t find them terribIy attractive or authentic. But I wouIdn’t pay an extra $1500, when I can buy a Iighter MV V7 with shaft drive for $8500.

  30. xlayn says:

    I’m not the “want it in scrambler” guy, but this is nice… iup… with the widest dirt tyre I can found…. simple

  31. Provologna says:

    Wow, look at that handlebar! Surprised nobody mentioned it. A trip in the “way back” machine. Old farts used to cruisers should love it. Looks super comfortable. For everyone who misses the 50s-60s riding position (later associated with “standards”), here it is.

    Dirck, when do you swing a leg over this beauty?

    This bike knocked that latest Indian off the top of my short list.

  32. Provologna says:

    Icon or Full Throttle, any color please.

    Wow, maybe nicest new bike ever. Very nice.

    Compared to my last bike 2008 Yamaha WR250R:
    A mere 24% heavier, both 90% full tank.
    2x cylinders, a 90-degree V no less
    HP about +57%
    Torque about +46%
    Possibly one extra gear (sorry, forgot)
    ABS vs. none
    About +1g full capacity
    Industry’s largest front brake rotor 330mm
    Radial caliper
    USD forks
    Did I mention ABS!

    Would have like a 19″ front wheel, but pure nit picking.

    The Italians nailed this one. Sweet.

    • John says:

      Your math is off. It’s 40% heavier than the WR.

    • John says:

      Now imagine riding a WR with a 100Ib sack of grain strapped over the tank, pIus two gaIIons of water and imagine how much fun that must be off road.

  33. pigiron says:

    That airbox has got to go.

  34. Jeremy in TX says:

    Can anyone remember a more exciting model year? I sure can’t. It’s like Christmas come early. Open checkbook and all!

    • John says:

      Any year starting with 198_

      The ScrambIer is about the onIy thing moderateIy interesting to me, but super annoyed that it supposedIy costs $1500 extra for three of the modeIs. Because I don’t reaIIy want a cast wheeI modeI. WouId have aIso been much more excited if it were a 500cc and weighed about 50Ibs Iess.

    • Norm G. says:

      re: “Can anyone remember a more exciting model year? I sure can’t.”

      it IS pretty tits.

      Q: but then again, does it take much to beat an incessant parade of 250’s and 300’s…?

      A: no.

  35. Tony in Texas says:

    I really dig the Scrambler in either the Icon Red or the Yellow and I’m a Yamaha dealer! Similar to the FZ-09, but different enough to get my attention…..

    I’ll have a red one please!

  36. jim says:

    The 180 knobby is way too much rubber.

    • Provologna says:

      My first reaction was yes. I looked at the wheel, which is 5.50″ Maybe it will take narrower rubber, not sure.

      Upon re-thinking, the only down side I know of with too wide a rear tire (besides replacement cost) is the bike resisting turn in because the tire is just too flat. The problem is most often associated with cruisers where rear tire width is critical cosmetic consideration for the target demographic.

      I suspect a bike with Scrambler’s lower weight and reasonable wheelbase has less of the above symptom.

  37. tuskerdu says:

    very nice. I’ll take a classic in red.

  38. Eric says:

    I’ll take the Urban, but with a high pipe please. Wonder how long it will take Ducati or the aftermarket to offer one.

  39. chris says:

    Home run Ducati – needs a scrambler pipe though. I’ll add it to join my S2R1000 and my triumph scrambler. Can’t wait

  40. Karlsbad says:

    The urban enduro reminds me of my old 360,so far it looks like Ducati BMW and KTM are the bikes to watch at Intermot

  41. Bones says:

    Nice straightforward all-arounder. Make mine red.

  42. jim says:

    Now that gets my attention, wow!

  43. jabe says:

    Good job Ducati!!!! I think a bike maker may have finally convinced me to buy a new bike.

  44. eddie says:

    Almost perfect, ALMOST – WHERE’S THE DRY CLUTCH!!!! I NEED MY ‘CHING CHING CHING CHING’ MIXED WITH MY THUMPS. Sorry for the caps, y’all. Don’t worry Ducati – I’ll still buy one, and somebody will come out with a dry clutch kit for it.

  45. Jeremy in TX says:

    Love it. Wish it had the 1100, but I’ll probably still buy one.

  46. zuki says:

    Cool. Looks fun! I’d like the Classic with the Icon’s seat and front fender. Wish Ducati went with a 160/60 or better yet a 150/70 rear tire though. The 180 makes it look a little too Trailway or VanVan from the back.

  47. billy says:

    Super cool! What are wheel sizes?

  48. Gham says:

    I like the Urban except for the paint scheme.Very cool,just wish we had a cockpit shot.

  49. pat depp says:

    an italian sportster, cheers !

    • Starmag says:

      Or even more likely, an Italian Bonneville beater. +20HP -100( ! )lbs. Too bad it doesn’t have the upswept dual exhaust of the Triumph Scrambler though.

    • tla says:

      it may beat the bonnie, but not in the looks department!

  50. Hot Dog says:

    I’m not too sure what to think about the jock strap rear fender. We have no dealers in our area so I’ll have to travel to look at one. It looks nice, bet it’ll sell well.

  51. Bob says:

    This is a great looking machine that should sell very well against the likes of HD Street 750 and Honda NC700X. I think this is a home run.

  52. mickey says:

    The Urban Enduro looks the most like a ” scrambler” to me. Higher longer front fenders, longer rear fenders and high pipes would help.

  53. Blackcayman says:

    Its great to see the different flavors from the factory right from the get-go.

    I think this will sell very well. Every DB Hipster is gonna have to have one.

  54. Kevin P says:

    I love the one with spoked wheels, probably the “Classic.” These are. Cool modern interpretation of the 1970 Ducati 450 Scrambler, which I have not seen in person. Great pricing. I love that it’s air cooled.

  55. Starmag says:

    Good looking simple lightweight bike. Should be fun.

  56. Tank says:

    Thank you, Ducati, for building a bike that makes sense.

  57. Tommy see says:

    I owned and rode a 250 scrambler back in the days and it was so much fun other than bad lighting. Another beauty from the Italians!
    It should sell well
    like Cianti !

  58. Dan W. says:

    Nearly 30 years ago Honda could hardly GIVE away the HawkGT – the wild success of the Monster line (that about saved Ducati’s bacon) and the many Suzuki SV650s that rolled out of dealerships must have stung quite a bit…but here is a pure, lightweight V-Twin motorcycle that will no doubt sell strongly – someone at Honda probably got canned for the poor sales figures and is wondering how it went so wrong…”Everybody SAID that they’d like to ride a modern Moto 3.5 V-twin, where WERE they ???”

    Meanwhile at Harley Davidson, mediocrity prevails, as ever,

    • Tommy D says:

      Honda – USA used to be our target market. It’s now Asia. Get over it USA.
      BTW I owned a HawkGT and loved it. Sold it for more than I bought it. Still oogle over them when I see them around.

      Ducati Scrambler – It’s better looking then their new Monster line. Course that’s my opinion. Love the air cooled motor. Glad to see it still in the line up.

      • SmokinRZ says:

        I didn’t understand the Hawk GT when it came out. To me it looked like something a fraternity guy would ride around campus. I purchased one used only because it was cheap. What a great little bike.

        • Norm G. says:

          re “I didn’t understand the Hawk GT when it came out. To me it looked like something a fraternity guy would ride around campus.”

          LOL, not sure what any of that means, but it sounds funny.

          • Blackcayman says:

            maybe he’s referring to the penny loafers, button down oxfords and pressed khakis crowd…

            There were still a few clinging to that look then

    • John says:

      The Hawk was quite expensive compared to other bikes at the time but was down on horse power. It was aImost as expensive as most 750s.

  59. Dave says:

    Now THAT’S different. Very nice.

  60. Glenn says:

    Lots to like about this bike. Especially like how they mounted the passenger pegs so that there are no ugly hangers coming down from the rear subframe.