Ducati India has updated its Scrambler range of motorcycles today, focusing largely on cosmetic and some equipment updates. The updates are the same as can be seen on European versions. 2019 Ducati Scrambler Icon, Full Throttle, Café Racer and Desert Sled at INR 7.89 Lacs, INR 8.92 Lacs, INR 9.78 and INR 9.93 Lacs respectively (Ex-Showroom Pan India).
Sergi Canovas, Managing Director of Ducati India said, “The Scrambler range is one of the most loved and highest selling Ducati family in the country. Scramblers have always been the quintessential bike when it comes to accessible power and supreme control on any kind of roads and this year, we have made the entire range more advanced and capable.
The new line up is a cultural movement in itself standing for a free-spirited attitude. The Ducati Scrambler isn’t just a bike: it’s a whole new lifestyle, shaped by dedicated apparel and accessories. This is our first product launch of the year and we are thrilled to introduce the all new Scrambler range in India.”
One of the important changes in 2019 Ducati Scrambler range is Bosch-sourced cornering ABS, which will now be offered as standard. It’s a complex system comprising ECUs, actuators, sensors, and pressure regulators that allow effective braking even when the bike is at full tilt. Cornering ABS helps the rider avoid things like wheel locking and crashing.
Other key updates include new LED headlamps featuring an X-shaped element, new swappable tank panels, LED turn indicators, new fuel gauge and gear position indicator, and updated LCD instrument console. However, engine is the same as earlier, the 803 cc, air-cooled L-twin engine that generates 75 hp of max power @ 8,250 rpm and 68 Nm of max torque @ 5,750 rpm. Engine is mated to a 6-speed gearbox. 2019 Ducati Scrambler range gets an additional hydraulic clutch for seamless gearshifts.
Features like tubular steel Trellis frame, Brembo brakes and ABS as standard are common to Full Throttle, Icon, and Cafe Racer. Suspension duty on these bikes is performed by 41 mm Kayaba USD forks and Kayaba monoshock with adjustable preload settings at the rear. However, suspension system for Desert Sled is different, owing to its off-roading profile. Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled has 46 mm fully-adjustable USD forks at the front and Kayaba monoshock with adjustable pre-load and rebound at the rear. It also gets the popular Scorpion Rally tyres from Pirelli, which are known for their superior off-roading capabilities.