First Photo of the Ducati Scrambler, Bike Confirmed for 2015

Things are on the move at Ducati as the Borgo Panigale manufacturer confirmed the release of the Scrambler as a 2015 model… in 2015. After many years of rumors and speculations of the most varied kinds, the Ducatisti will be able to relive the glorious past of the Scrambler with a new machine which retains all the retro vibe of the 60’s but now loaded with top-notch technology.
Ducati Scrambler 4 photos
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The bike remains a heavily-guarded secret, but Ducati employees have had the chance to see the prototype Scrambler during a surprise event this very morning, as they were coming to work. Music, a beach atmosphere, surf boards and umbrellas and a yellow container greeted them. Inside the container they could take a sneak peek at the upcoming bike, but no photos were taken.

Ducati will show the new Scrambler this autumn, at the upcoming 2014 EICMA in early November in Milan, with the bike scheduled to arrive in the dealerships in early 2015. Just like it happened with the 1199 Panigale Superleggera, Ducati has put up a dedicated Scrambler website where enthusiasts can follow the progress of the project.

Still there’s no technical info related to the Ducati Scrambler is available now, even though many suspect that is will use the one of the old smaller Momster engines, possibly the 696 one, given the reduced weight needed for an all-terrain bike with strong performance. Ducati mentions ”a simple engine” and this sort of hints on air-cooled mills…

On the price side, we’re eager to find out what “accessible” means, but if Ducati wants to sink its teeth into a decent piece of the young customer market cake, we reckon it will have to really rival the Japanese manufacturers in the price tag zone. And since Honda appears to be interested in a new Elsinore Scrambler, Ducati should definitely tread lightly. As far as the contre-jour photo lets us know, we’re looking at a single-rotor front brake, 10-spoke cast wheels and fairly decent real estate for the passenger, making it a practical urban bike as well. Stay tuned, we’re delving deeper.

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