Italian motorcycle manufacturer Ducati is gearing up to unveil two new variants of the Scrambler motorcycle, dubbed the Scrambler Cafe Racer and Scrambler Desert Sled, on November 7 at the EIMCA show in Milan.
The 14-second teaser video for each variant does not give much information on the motorcycles. Both the variants will be powered by an 803cc L-Twin, Desmodromic distribution, 2 valves per cylinder, air-cooled petrol engine that also does duty in other 800cc Scrambler models. The mill is expected to develop 75bhp and 68Nm of torque mated to a six-speed gearbox.
The Scrambler Cafe Racer is expected to get a lower handlebar, a bum-stop seat, slightly backward-set footpegs and re-styled fuel tank. The Cafe Racer version will also boast of an exclusive colour scheme.
The teaser video of the Desert Sled has been taglined, "It belongs to the deserts of California." That hints that the motorcycle will be an off-road version of the Scrambler. The dual-purpose version is expected to get off-road friendly bits, such as long travel suspension and raised exhaust pipe. The model will also feature a metal mesh cover and different colour schemes as compared to other Scrambler variants.
Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled will be a tribute to the 'desert sled' bikes of the 1960s, which raced in Baja California Desert. On the other hand, the Scrambler Cafe Racer will be a throwback to the original cafe racer bikes of the 1960s, optimised for speed and handling rather than comfort, and for quick rides over short distances.
With the arrival of Desert Sled and Cafe Racer, the Ducati Scrambler family will expand to eight models — five other 803cc versions (Icon, Urban Enduro, Full Throttle, Classic, Flat Track Pro) and the 399cc Scrambler Sixty2.
Ducati Scrambler Cafe Racer teaser video
Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled teaser video