Ducati Scrambler Spy Video Surfaces

The new Ducati Scrambler is really close to the final production shape, a recent spy video of the bike reveals. Rumored for several years, teased for around half a year, the new Ducati was finally confirmed officially these days, with the Borgo Panigale employees being allowed to take a sneak peek at the bike two days ago on the premises of the factory in a closed event.
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While no photos of the actual bike have made it into the online media, spy photos and the spy video you can watch below are telling a good part of the whole story. It looks like the Ducati Scrambler will indeed be powered by the (almost) phasing-out 803cc air-cooled of the Monster 796, capable to deliver 87 horsepower @8,250 rpm and 78 Nm (58 lb-ft) @6,250 rpm.

Given the looks of the spied bike, we can estimate that the weight of the production version will be also on the light side, making the Scrambler a very fun to ride machine. The EFI system of the Monster 796 and its 45mm throttle body offer precise acceleration, being a valuable asset on rough terrain. At the same time, the engine will most likely retain the APTC clutch (Adler Power Torque Plate Clutch) with easy operation and back torque limiting function.

Nobody seems to be able to tell whether Ducati will maintain the two different wheel designs. While some will definitely not be very fond of this, it may be that such a choice is a trend setter, especially as Erik Buell Racing’s 1190RX and the recently-announced 2015 EBR 1190SX are sharing the vision.

Ducati has announced that the Scrambler will be introduced at the 2014 EICMA in Milan in early November, and that it will be an attractive bike for a new generation of riders in search of the 70’s vibe backed by contemporary technologies. With the Borgo Panigale manufacturer not exactly renowned for its cheap bikes, we’re definitely waiting to see where the new Scrambler will slot on the price list, as the financial aspect will definitely be one of the major selling points for such a bike.

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