Ducati have already officially confirmed to MCN that the Scrambler will be joined by new models, but it now appears this will be a smaller-capacity version, not the larger version initially rumoured.
MCN’s sources suggest the bike is going to be a single cylinder Scrambler in the style of the original 1962 machine. It’s likely the firm has slashed a cylinder off the 803cc air-cooled motor in the current Scrambler to create a bike of just under 400cc and around 40bhp. This engine would easily fall into the A2 licence category but more importantly would massively increase the Italian brand’s potential in developing markets.
Ducati CEO Claudio Domenicali told MCN: “The Scrambler has been even more successful than we thought it would be and there will definitely be more
Scrambler models later this year.”
Ducati’s teaser campaign takes the form of a cartoon series set in ‘a new Land of Joy’ and features the story of ‘skater Bart and beautiful Betty’. The bike will be launched at the Milan show in November.