Ducati has launched the 2019 Scrambler 800 range in India today as we reported to you a few days back. The scrambler 800 range includes four bikes – The Icon, the Cafe Racer, the Desert Sled and the Full Throttle. The range starts from the Scrambler Icon which comes at a price of Rs 7.89 Lakh.
The new range of the Scrambler 800 come with a host of new features and upgrades. These bikes are imported from Thailand as Completely Built Units (CBU). The main highlight of the various updates is the Bosch 9.1MP cornering ABS system. Ducati Scrambler is the first motorcycle in its price range to offer this feature. The feature is a further extension of the normal ABS unit because it also assists in braking while cornering. So you can make a panic stop while at full leaning angles, and not worry about skidding.
Coming to the design changes there are various minor changes in the Scrambler 800 Range. There’s an all-new Full LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL) Headlight unit, LED turn indicators. The instruments get some new elements which were missing in the previous range such as a fuel gauge and a gear indicator. There’s an updated hydraulic clutch assembly, adjustable levers, and more premium switchgear. The handlebar is a little wider than before, you get interchangeable aluminum side panels, new muffler cover, and a flatter new seat. You also have an option to get the DMS( Ducati Multimedia System ), which can be paired via the Bluetooth for calls and other controls.
Sergi Canovas, Managing Director, 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.”
Different models are equipped with different styling and features. The Cafe Racer gets the clip-on and aggressive seating position, and bar-end mirrors. The Desert Sled gets a dedicated off-road mode, front mudguard mounted higher above for better travel of the suspension, and it gets cross-strut on the handlebars. Full Throttle and the Icon gets 10 spoke alloy wheels which are derived from bigger 1100, while the other two gets classic spoked wheels.
The engine is the same mill but it does get some updates. Like black cylinder heads and brushed aluminum fins. The engine itself is an 803cc L-Twin motor which produces 73.4PS at 8,250rpm and 67Nm of torque at 5,750rpm. It comes mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox.
Suspension duties are done by Kayaba 41mm forks at the front and Kayaba monoshock at the rear. While the Desert Sled gets a bigger and fully adjustable 46mm upside-down fork and a rebound and preload adjustable monoshock. The braking is carried by a 330mm single disc at the front and a 245mm disc at the rear.
The pricing starts from Rs 7.89 Lakh for the Scrambler Icon, Rs 8.92 Lakh for Scrambler Full Throttle, Rs 9.78 Lakh for Scrambler Cafe Racer and The Desert Sled come in at Rs 9.93 Lakh. Compared to the previous range Ducati Scrambler 2019 range is about Rs 60,000 higher, but you do get lots of things to justify that price hike. The Scrambler Range competes with Triumph Street Twin and Harley Davison Street Rod.
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