Ahead of its world premiere at the EICMA 2015 in Milan later this month, Ducati has released a teaser, giving a short – like really really short – glimpse of few of its 2016 world premieres. There is certainly a new Monster, a Panigale and possibly a new Multistrada variant but what caught our attention the most is the Ducati Scrambler 400.
The video offers a partial view of the motorcycle but earlier spyshots pretty much revealed what is there to know about the new most affordable Ducati in the world. For starters, the bike will be propelled by a brand-new engine (likely to be an L-twin Testastrata unit) displacing around 400 cc. Technical specifications will be available when the bike breaks cover.
To keep the costs in check, the Scrambler 400 employs a regular telescopic fork upfront. The rear continues to be suspended by an off-set monoshock. Compared to the bigger Scrambler, the smaller sibling has different exhaust system, color schemes, seat and a swing arm.
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The motorcycle will be targeting A2 license holders in Europe (novice riders) and hence the peak power output would be less than the 48 PS limit. Likely to be made at Ducati’s Thailand plant alongside its big sister, the Scrambler 400 is expected to bring is significant incremental volumes to the brand. It remains to be see if the new product will make it to India.