The Intermot peep show continues, the latest introduction coming from Ducati with the new Scrambler.
Retro bikes are all the rage with the hipster movement taking the reigns of this latest niche in motorcycling. Ducati has long reaching pedigree, so a retro model was a natural addition to its lineup for 2015.
The Scrambler was revealed in Cologne, Germany, and it revealed a few surprises. First is the styling, which is refreshingly classic yet contemporary. Originally built for the American market, the Scrambler first appeared in the late 1960s and was a small-displacement single-cylinder trail bike.
This latest version is built around Ducati’s 803 cc, 90-degree, air-cooled V-twin. The engine produces 75 horsepower and is mated to a six-speed transmission.
There are four different variations, the Icon, Full Throttle, Urban Enduro and the Classic. Fenders, paint schemes and handlebars vary between the model, all of them look great.
The next surprise was the relatively low pricing. Canadian pricing starts at $9,295 for the Icon, and $10,995 for the remaining three models.