Urban commuter, back-lane funster, Sunday cruiser –whatever you want Ducati’s all-new Scrambler to be, it’ll likely deliver, all with a touch of Italian flair.
If you've seen this week's MCN you'll probably still be drooling over the official Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show supplement.
Outside of all of the talks, presentations, live interviews and riding shows taking place, there is - of course - a mountain of beautiful, new, 2015 bikes to lust over.
We've taken a look at what each manufacturer is bringing and pulled out our own, particular highlights...
- Power 75bhp @ 8250rpm
- Weight 186kg
- Seat height 790mm
The standard bike is the Icon, but there are three other versions available from your dealer, all of which deliver that custom feel without you having to lift a spanner. The most authentic to the original Scrambler is the Classic, while those who favour more street performance will gravitate towards the Full Throttle, with its flat-tracker styling and Termignoni pipes.
The most eccentric of the bunch is the Enduro, with matt green paint, wire wheels and raised front mud guard. At the heart of the Scrambler is the perky Monster 796-derived 803cc air-cooled motor, cradled in an all-new chassis.
The Icon and Full Throttle have aluminium 10-spoke wheels, while the Enduro and Classic get more retro relevant wire-spoked rims. All four use chunky dual-sport Pirelli rubber.
From the rider’s seat you look down at a lovely, classic-style steel fuel tank, in stark contrast to the 70s-inspired clock, reinterpreted for the modern age as an a digital LCD unit, replete with an anti clockwise sweeping digital tacho mimicking the analogue original.
While the shapes may be retro,the LED front and rear lights are bang up-to-date – the LED ring around the perimeter of the large headlamp giving the Scrambler an immediate identity. The Scrambler’s inverted fork, single side-mounted shock, and new swingarm all do a good job of keeping the bike taught. Should you ever need to call on it, there’s also a two-channel ABS safetynet.
The yellow Icon costs a very competitive £6895 – it’s an extra £100 for the red version – while the three pre-customised variants all cost £7995.
DUCATI will be displaying a whole host of new metal on stand M60 at the London Motorcycle Show from February 13th, 14th and 15th.
Tickets are available on the door and more information can be found at www.mcnmotorcycleshow.com