The Ducati Scrambler 400 entry-level motorcycle has been spied in all its glory in Europe ahead of its world premiere at the EICMA 2015 which is set to commence on 19th November. The most affordable Ducati will be accompanied by 7 other new products from the brand.
At quick first glance, the Scrambler 400 looks pretty much identical to its big sister but closer observation would reveal differences like a regular telescopic front fork instead of USD fork, a thinner swing arm and a new exhaust system.
The chassis, body work, off-set rear monoshock suspension and tyres are carried forward from the bigger Scrambler. Going by the Italian sportsbike maker’s tradition, the engine is expected to be a L-Twin Testastrata unit with Desmodromic valve train, displacing around 400 cc.
The Scrambler 400 would target novice riders with restricted A2 license in Europe and hence expect the power output to be not more than the 48 PS limit. Transmission will be a 6-speed unit.
The Ducati Scrambler 800 has been a resounding success throughout the globe, thanks to its non-conformist styling, modern equipment and a capable engine. The smaller engined variant is aimed at capitalizing on the brand recall and making it accessible to a wider audience base.
The Ducati Scrambler 400 is expected to go on sale in international markets later this year or early next year and is likely to be made in Thailand alongside its sibling. It remains to be seen if Ducati India is interested in launching the baby Scrambler here.
Ducati Scrambler 400 – Spyshots
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Via – Motociclismo.it