2023 Ducati World Première: Ep. 7, “Next Gen Freedom”
Ducati's New Scrambler Range Takes Center Stage
Ducati's new Scrambler range, including the Scrambler Icon, the Scrambler Full Throttle, and the Scrambler Night Shift. Media sourced from Ducati's press release.
With the onset of November, we have finally received the final episode in Ducati’s 2023 World Première – and it’s an entire range of bikes ‘Scramble’-ing to take the center stage.
Ducati’s press release shows us a lightweight range of Scramblers fit for a new, retro-inspired crowd keen on air-cooled lighter machines that are easy to ride and flaunt updated electronics/quality accessories.
We start with the engine.
A revised, twin-cylinder, Desmodue heart shows off a weight reduction of about 5.5 lb (2.5 kg), a more malleable, compact, eight-disc clutch, and the addition of a transmission shift drum mounted on bearings.
The result is a maximum power output of 73 hp, with the push being complemented by the lighter build (8.8 lb/4 kg), redesigned swingarm, and repositioned shock absorber, all of which work with steel trellis frames.
Add some wide handlebars, lower the centers of gravity, chuck in new pipes and a 4.3” color TFTs with front DRLs (Daytime Riding Lights), and you’ve got a fun, smooth scoot.
Of course, you can’t talk Ducati without talking electronics; updated to this range is the obligatory Ride by Wire throttle, souped up further with ABS Cornering, Ducati Traction Control and two Riding Modes: Road Mode and Wet Mode, both of which can work with the potential addition of Quick Shift up/down.
Ducati Scrambler Icon
For the new Icon, think interchangeable tank covers, three standard color chemes (’62 Yellow, Thrilling Black and Ducati Red, with six more available for extra green), and the potential to soup everything up with matching front and rear mudguards, headlamp covers and wheel tags.
Expect the Ducati Scrambler Icon to arrive to U.S. and Canadian dealers in Spring of next year, with the following pricing:
MSRP $10,995 USD
MSRP of $12,995 CAD
Ducati Scrambler Full Throttle
You want sporty? Get this one.
Inspired by U.S. Flat Track competitions on dirt oval track, the Ducati Scrambler Full Throttle carries the debut year of the first Ducati Scrambler on her side number plates.