After initially teasing it at last year’s MotoGP round in Sepang, the Scrambler Ducati has officially been launched in Malaysia, and is already selling like hot cakes.
Just in case you are wondering, it is called Scrambler Ducati and not Ducati Scrambler because Scrambler is a stand alone brand for Ducati. So you can expect to see more models and customisation products coming up for the Scrambler.
The introduction took place in Ducati Sungai Buloh, or better known amongst the biking fraternity as Welly Sungai Buloh. Coordinates are available on Waze.
A contemporary interpretation of the original 1970’s icon, the Scrambler Ducati 2015 is an easy to handle, entry level sport bike that is comfortable, accessible and every bit as fashionable as its predecessor. Whilst it certainly exhibits a retro flair, the Scrambler was not designed to indulge in the nostalgic but rather was ‘intended to be just how the legendary Bologna-built motorcycle would be today if Ducati had never stopped building it.’
With the aim of reviving a legend and enhancing it with the technical specifications of a present day bike, Ducati’s designers incorporated several defining characteristics such as the fuel tank that is shaped in a way that remains true to the original teardrop design of the 1970’s model, an inscription on the filler cap that says ‘born in 1962’ and the distinctive round head lamp.
Back in the day, the Scrambler was a 250cc single-cylinder bike and now it runs on a fuel-injected oil and air cooled 800cc L-Twin engine that produces up to 75 horsepower.
The new Scrambler includes various modern features and fittings such as the two-channel ABS braking, LED powered headlights, and a USB charging port under the seat.
The new Scrambler is highly customisable and is offered in four versions – red or yellow Icon, black-framed Classic, wild green Urban Endure and the black Full Throttle racer with yellow accents.
Characterised by its comfortable riding position and steel teardrop tank with interchangeable aluminium side panels. Stand out features include the wide handlebar, the headlight with glass lens and LED guide-light, and the Dual Sports wheels. An aluminium finish for belt covers; the head guard and the interchangeable surround of the characteristic LCD instrument panel all enrich the style of the bike. Available in two colours: 62 Yellow and Ducati Red.
The Urban Enduro (Wild Green)
Comes with a brown seat with a ribber design, lined with technical fabrics, offers first-class ergonomic comfort. The fork protectors, engine sump guard and the headlight grille protect the key parts of the bike on off-road sections, while the cross bar stiffens the wide handlebar. Additional reference to the off-road world include the high mudguard in plastic finer and the spoke wheels.
The Full Throttle (Deep Black)
Inspired by the flat track world and makes clear references to the bikes that race around dirt ovals. It is equipped with a Termignoni racing exhaust homologated for road use, a seat designed for racing and black side panels with dedicated graphics. The low tapered handlebar and the short front mudguard add to the distinctive features of the Scrambler Full Throttle, destined for those who want a bike perfect for every-day use but without compromising on racing style.
The Classic Version (Orange Sunshine)
Aimed at those who appreciate attention to detail and the 1970s style, but do not want to compromise on riding pleasure and the functionality of a modern bike. It is characterised by unique, refined details such as the aluminium front and rear mudguards, the spoke wheels and the brown seat with diamond-shaped inserts.
More information at Facebook.com/DucatiMY or Facebook.com/ScramblerDucatiMalaysia. Or call Ducati Centre Malaysia at 03-79567799.