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Dark Year for Ducati Models

The Future Looks Bright for these Dark Models

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This year has been a dark one for the global motorcycle industry but it is now bouncing back and Ducati seems to be bouncing back with a thematic range of dark models.

Last month the Italian manufacturer unveiled its entry-level Scrambler 1100 Dark PRO model with matte-black paint and a cheaper price tag.

Now Ducati has unveiled three more dark models among five new variants of the XDiavel and Scrambler families in the second episode of the Ducati World Première web series.

The series is being unveiled online via YouTube because of the cancellation of the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan due to coronavirus. More new models are expected to be unveiled online over the next couple of weeks.

Ducati’s five new XDiavel and Scrambler models are expected to arrive in Australia and New Zealand in the first half of 2021 with pricing listed below:

Ride Away Price
XDiavel Dark
Dark Stealth
XDiavel S
XDiavel Black Star
Scrambler Nightshift
Aviator Grey
Scrambler Desert Sled
Sparking Blue

Apart from the new colours, all of the 2021 XDiavel range become Euro 5, gaining 8hp in power and 2Nm in torque, with a promised smoother delivery curve.

The XDiavel Dark is totally black, while the XDiavel Black Star is a sporty mix of matt grey and black with touches of red on the head covers and suede seat.

Adding to the entry-level Scrambler 1100 Dark PRO is an 800 model called the Nightshift with plenty of dark “Aviator Grey” paint, plus straight and narrow handlebars with café racer mirrors.

In a splash of colour for the new models, the Scrambler Desert Sled adds a “Sparking Blue” livery, with red and white details on the fuel tank and mudguards and gold rims, a tribute to the Enduro bikes of the ‘80s.

Other features are a new anti-slip seat lining, 200mm fork travel, and headlight mesh guard.

Finally, the Scrambler Icon in 2021 is bringing back the “Ducati Red” from the original 2015 launch to sit alongside the classic “62 Yellow” with a black frame and black seat.