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EICMA 2015: Troy Bayliss Introduces 2016 Ducati Scrambler Flat Track Pro

Ducati Scrambler Flat Track Pro at EICMA 2015 18 photos
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After several years of decrease in motorcycle enthusiasm, the industry is finally getting back on its feet or, better put, on its rear wheel. At least that seems to be the vibe for the Bolognese-based bike maker, considering it has experienced a 20% sale increase in the first ten months of this year. The Italians are in for more, though, and the Flat Track Pro version of the Scrambler is part of their fresh arsenal.

As we continue to discover the beautiful corridors of this motorcycle wonderland in Italy, Ducati’s new collection unfolds. The company is targeting the “Pop” segment with its new 2016 bikes. While the previously mentioned Scrambler Sixty2 opens the way for a new two-wheel segment that meets the requirements of those seeking an affordable bike that’s easy to handle and has low running costs, so does the Flat Track Pro. Sort of.

Based around the 803cc engine size, the same Ducati used last year, the Scrambler Flat Track Pro adds the appropriate look and sense for a street tracker model. The side license plate speaks for itself, but there’s more to it. Fitted with the Termignoni exhaust and decorated in yellow paint, the bike may as well remind fans of the American flat track scene.

A small headlight fairing, flatter fat handlebar and the side plate mentioned above, all mark the significant differences from the standard-issue Scrambler. But the looks, oh, the looks.

Claudio Domenicali, CEO of Ducati Motor Holding, said, “The title of the Ducati World Première 2016 was ‘More than Red: Black, Wild and Pop’. The message is clear: Ducati is strongly rooted in the sports motorcycle world and is continuing to extend its reach. And that means expansion into new segments: Black like the XDiavel, a true cruiser; Wild like the Multistrada 1200 Enduro, a bike to break down the barriers on any terrain; Pop like the Ducati Scrambler Sixty2, an even lighter Ducati Scrambler with all the appeal of its smaller 400 cc engine. In total, we have seven new bikes at EICMA 2015. These, together with the Monster 1200 R, already presented at Frankfurt, and a new Ducati Scrambler version developed jointly with Italian Independent to be presented at the end of the year, bring the number of new Ducati bikes for 2016 to nine.”



 
 
 
 
 

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