Italian motorcycle maker Ducati has unveiled the new Scrambler Mach 2.0, and new graphics for Scrambler Full Throttle at the ongoing fifth edition of the Wheels and Waves festival in Biarritz, France.
The new Scrambler Mach 2.0 boasts of low-slung tapered aluminium handlebars, a dedicated Flat Track Pro seat, black exhaust and cylinder head covers and Cafe Racer style brushed cooling fins. The most striking addition in Mach 2.0 is the fresh graphics on the fuel tank inspired from the Bell Cross Idol helmet (Ducati Scrambler 2017 apparel collection).
The special colours evoke the typical West Coast style of the 1970s, according to Ducati. The combination has been developed by renowned Californian designer Roland Sands.
Scrambler Mach 2.0 is 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 develops 75bhp and 68Nm of torque mated to a six-speed gearbox.
The name, Mach 2.0, comes from a bike Ducati made in the 1960s. Ducati says "Back in 1965, in fact, the Mach 1 250 was launched: a classic of its day that mounted the same engine as the Scrambler 250 of the time. The choice of name stems from its association with speed and movement."
Ducati also unveiled a special Scrambler Full Throttle version with new graphics at the show. The sporty model in the Ducati Scrambler range now features a new Shining Black tank and front mudguard, plus a new side panel with a distinctive black chequerboard pattern on a yellow stripe.