The Ducati Scrambler is an V-twin engined standard or roadster motorcycle made by Ducati. The Scrambler was introduced at the 2014 Intermot motorcycle show, with US sales beginning in 2015, in seven configurations: the 803 cc (49.0 cu in) Classic, Urban Enduro, Icon, Flat Track Pro, Full Throttle, Italia Independent and the 399 cc (24.3 cu in) Sixty2.
The Scrambler name and design concept are a revival of the Scrambler line of dual-sport singles made from 1962–1974. While the retro design incorporates some motocross elements such as the handlebar and brake pedal, the bikes are intended for street use only and are not adapted to off-road riding.
The Urban Enduro version, while not literally an enduro motorcycle, has additional off-road oriented components, namely wire wheels, a handlebar cross bar brace, fork protectors, a sump guard, a headlight grill, and Pirelli MT60 dual-sport tires, and Ducati says the bike “may be used occasionally on dirt trail” but it is not designed for “heavy off-road use”. Cycle World’s Don Canet said, “tackling fire roads and mild single-track is well within the Scrambler role”.
The Scrambler bikes’ engines and frames are made at Ducati’s Borgo Panigale, Italy, factory and then shipped to Thailand for final assembly. Production began in December 2014.
As of 2017 there are six different variations of the Ducati Scrambler model they are the Sixty2, Icon, Classic, Full Throttle, Café Racer, and Desert Sled.
Cycle World tested the 803 cc Scrambler Icon’s acceleration from 0 to 1⁄4 mile (0.00 to 0.40 km) at 12.46 seconds at 170.64 km/h (106.03 mph), and 0 to 97 km/h (0 to 60 mph) in 3.7 seconds.
The Icon’s braking distance was 97 to 0 km/h (60 to 0 mph) of 39 m (129 ft).