Judging by Ducati’s promo launch videos, hot pants, tight denim shorts and an ability to skateboard are a prerequisite for ownership of the latest addition to the Scrambler family - the Sixty2.
The marketing hype was the same when the original Scrambler was launched in 2014, except it was surfboards strapped to the bikes instead of skateboards. Perhaps that’s something to do with the Sixty2 being the smaller brother of the 803cc Scrambler, but who knows?
Anyway, beautiful 20-somethings are plastered all over Ducati’s videos for a reason; the bike is specifically targeting new, young and urban riders. Confusing marketing hype aside for a moment, the Sixty2 signals a clear effort to expand the Scrambler range, and rightly so.
The Sixty2 is a premium product. It feels and looks like its older brother, except with half the engine size, power and probably half the fun. If you’re downsizing from a sportsbike or bigger capacity bike and want something to whizz around the city and the odd country lane on then opt for the bigger Scrambler with its 75bhp.
The Scrambler Sixty2 is purely an entry-level machine, specifically suited to younger riders. And it does that job well; it’s an easy- going, exceptionally fashionable and fun little bike – even if you do have to own a skateboard to ride one.