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2017 - 2018 Ducati Scrambler Icon

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A Snappy Commuter Or Your Weekend Fun Bike

The Ducati Scrambler family has been rapidly expanding since its inception — in both the displacement ranges and available styles — but the stalwart Icon remains largely the same into the 2018 model year. It brings the same street-wise spice to the table as ever, and it comes paired with the 803 cc L-twin that delivers its 75 ponies in an easy-to-manage powercurve. Ducati also expanded its palette a bit with the addition of the “Silver Ice” hue. Little else is changed for the ’18 season, but why in the world would Ducati change something that seems to be working so well and is of such a recent vintage? If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, right?

Continue reading for my review of the Ducati Scrambler Icon.

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Top 10 Scramblers of 2018

Top 10 Scramblers of 2018

Motorcycles that promise to churn out rugged, stripped down, vintage fun

Reinforced for off-road duty, Scramblers of today hark back at the South-West California and the Mexico’s Baja scenes in the ’60s and ’70s. They were fitted with engines displacing upwards of 500cc and stripped off anything that is nonsensical to run on roads or no roads. Featured on these were off-road tires, wheels, and spokes and were given modified suspension systems and engine skid plates; a trademark indispensable in shielding the bike from rocks, stones, and the unforgiving desert terrain.

Here is our list of Scrambleresque motorcycles of 2018 that promise to churn out rugged, stripped down, vintage fun resurrected from its heyday during the 1960’s and earlier. Aiding it will be a torquey motor with high mounted exhaust pipes and knobby tires to take it on terrains otherwise not possible.

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Top 10 Cafe-Racers of 2018

Top 10 Cafe-Racers of 2018

Lightweight, lightly powered motorcycle optimized for speed and handling. And all about the ’70s

Racing on bikes from café to café before a song could finish was the most therapeutic thing to have happened for motorcyclists in the ‘70s. Inspired by this culture, people and manufacturers started building motorcycles with minimal components to take them the distance in the shortest time. It embodied the classic café-racer cues taking us back in time with modern design bits and sophisticated packaging.

Here is our list of the best ten motorcycles of 2018 that remind us of that ‘70s. Round headlights, debonair half-shell fairing, humped seat, rear seat cowl, extended wheelbase, and the low-slung handlebar, it’s all in each one of these machines:

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Top 10 Street Motorcycles of 2018

Top 10 Street Motorcycles of 2018

Naked, lightweight and narrow. The perfect combination for the urban jungle

Although not an official segment of motorcycles, our lifestyle for daily transportation in urban communities have given rise to street motorcycles that are lightweight and nimble for the concrete jungle. Being an agile handler while looking the part is how we need our commute through the asphalt.

This is our list of the machines we think can handle those demands better than any other. A motorcycle with an upright riding position, lacking plastic fairings for that narrow lane splitting ability and a lightweight construction for the ease of flickability is what we are looking for, and here are our top ten:

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2019 Ducati Scrambler Icon

2019 Ducati Scrambler Icon

Modern equipment, revised riding ergonomics, new paint schemes and better safety tech

2014 was the year Ducati started rolling their Scrambler editions, and after almost half a decade, Scrambler is no longer just a model, but now it is a brand. Till today, Ducati has been making Scramblers which could have been abused, but it pleased the urban way and masses, and hence they became glorified street bikes.

And the most successful model is receiving a much-needed update for the year 2019 ‘Scrambler Joyvolution’. The Ducati Scrambler Icon – will now come with modern equipment, revised riding ergonomics, new paint schemes, and better safety tech to keep both wheels planted in all situations.

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Ducati's "Land of Joy" updates the Icon for 2019

Ducati’s "Land of Joy" updates the Icon for 2019

Modern equipment, revised riding ergonomics, new paint schemes and better safety tech

2014 was the year Ducati started rolling their Scrambler editions, and after almost half a decade, Scrambler is no longer just a model, but now it is a brand. Till today, Ducati has been making Scramblers which could have been abused, but it pleased the urban way and masses, and hence they became glorified street bikes.

And the most successful model is receiving a much-needed update for the year 2019 ‘Scrambler Joyvolution’. The Ducati Scrambler Icon – will now come with modern equipment, revised riding ergonomics, new paint schemes, and better safety tech to keep both wheels planted in all situations.

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2017 - 2018 Ducati Scrambler Full Throttle

2017 - 2018 Ducati Scrambler Full Throttle

Maybe a Flat Tracker, Maybe A Scrambler? Not Really Either

Ducati’s popular Scrambler line saw its footprint expand significantly with the addition of a handful of new models that includes the flat track-tastic Full Throttle. There’s no denying that scrambler-style bikes are enjoying an uptick right along with flat track-style racing, so it makes perfect sense for Duc to bring these two worlds together in a bid to grab its slice of the market pie. Model-specific details are the garnish on the main dish that is the base Scrambler, and of course, the 75-horsepower, Desmodromic L-twin powerplant takes care of business for the “FT,” same as it does for the rest of the line. LED, USB and ABS tech factors into the fandanglery to make this a thoroughly modern ride, so without further ado, let’s dig in and see how Duc sets this ride apart from its brethren.

Continue reading for my review of the Ducati Scrambler Full Throttle.

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2018 Ducati Scrambler Hashtag

2018 Ducati Scrambler Hashtag

The only production model to be sold online

If you think that Ducati made the Scramblers for entertaining the youth, you are absolutely right. But if you believe the Italians cannot entice them more than this, oh boy you are so wrong. Ducati has finally bowed down to the millennials who love doing everything through a screen. Planned out by the millennial interns at the Ducati offices, the firm has launched the most affordable Scrambler model adding to the already strong line-up of six models.

And it’s aptly called the Scrambler Hashtag. Yes, the #. What is even more brain tickling is the fact that Ducati is going to sell these bikes exclusively through a screen rather than on a showroom floor. But it isn’t as straightforward as your Amazon deliveries are and is currently made available only to the European streets.

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2017 - 2018 Ducati Scrambler Icon

2017 - 2018 Ducati Scrambler Icon

A Snappy Commuter Or Your Weekend Fun Bike

The Ducati Scrambler family has been rapidly expanding since its inception — in both the displacement ranges and available styles — but the stalwart Icon remains largely the same into the 2018 model year. It brings the same street-wise spice to the table as ever, and it comes paired with the 803 cc L-twin that delivers its 75 ponies in an easy-to-manage powercurve. Ducati also expanded its palette a bit with the addition of the “Silver Ice” hue. Little else is changed for the ’18 season, but why in the world would Ducati change something that seems to be working so well and is of such a recent vintage? If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, right?

Continue reading for my review of the Ducati Scrambler Icon.

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Ducati Scrambler "Custom Rumble" has got four custom build finalists

Ducati Scrambler "Custom Rumble" has got four custom build finalists

The winner will travel to California, the land of the Scramblers

"Ducati Scrambler Custom Rumble" is an art competition organized by Ducati to find the most eye-catching customized Ducati Scrambler out there. In its 2nd edition, Ducati has anointed four finalists from four different categories to go head to head for ultimate victory. All 132 entries got voted on scramblerducati.com with no less than 200,000 votes were cast.

These finalists will get an opportunity to display their meticulous, passion-driven craftsmanship during World Ducati Week (WDW) - the world’s biggest gathering organized by Ducati from 20 to 22 July 2018 at Misano Adriatico for all motorcycle enthusiasts. And one winner will travel to California, the Scrambler’s backyard.

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2015 - 2018 Ducati Scrambler Classic

2015 - 2018 Ducati Scrambler Classic

Hooliganism And Devil-May-Care Attitude Is Standard Equipped

Ducati’s Scrambler lineup covers a range of looks and styles, but it’s the Classic that really ties into the original Scrambler circa the 1970s. It comes with Sugar White as one of the available colors — just like the original — and sports a tan finish on the seat for even more dated flavor. Performance is up to modern standards however; with 75 ponies in the paddock and Euro 4 emissions compliance, the Classic delivers contemporary operation to go with its somewhat dated aesthetic influences. The hooliganism and devil-may-care attitude comes as part of the standard equipment package.

Continue reading for my review of the Ducati Scrambler Classis.

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This British lad to become the youngest to travel around the globe on a motorcycle

This British lad to become the youngest to travel around the globe on a motorcycle

And for a good cause too. Supporting the Movember Foundation

In an attempt to break a Guinness World Record, a British 22-year-old lad, Henry Crew, will travel around the globe on a motorcycle to become the youngest person to do so. His quest will take him 35,000 miles through 35 countries on six continents where he will be raising funds and awareness for the Movember Foundation.

It is a multinational charity that aims to raise awareness of and money for men’s health founded in 2003. It has funded more than 800 programs focusing on prostate cancer, testicular cancer, poor mental health, men’s health awareness and healthy lifestyles.

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2016 - 2018 Ducati Scrambler Sixty2

2016 - 2018 Ducati Scrambler Sixty2

Who Doesn’t Have Fun On A Scrambler?

The scrambler market is booming, and so far, Ducati is ahead of the curve with a full range of purpose-built Scrambler models. It added to the lineup in 2016 with its Scrambler Sixty2, a model that reflects what the factory calls modern pop culture, with a liberal dose of sixties, mid-size standard cruiser flavor blended in. Powered with a 399 cc L-twin, the Sixty2 isn’t a poser in a scrambler costume; it’s ready to rock and roll.

Continue reading for my review of the Ducati Scrambler Sixty2.

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2018 Ducati Scrambler Street Classic

2018 Ducati Scrambler Street Classic

Put A Monster Engine In A Scrambler And What Do You Get?

After its overseas debut last year in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and elsewhere, Ducati is bringing the Scrambler Street Classic to the U.S. market for the 2018 model year. The Street Classic borrows from the ’70s custom scene for its unique spin on the scrambler platform and an 803 cc L-twin that delivers 73 horsepower to maintain the same level of performance as the rest of the mid-size Scrambler family. ABS provides the only electronic safety equipment, but if you’re looking for techno-gadgetry, then you’re definitely looking at the wrong type of bike, no matter the manufacturer. Ducati continues to morph its Scrambler lineup in an attempt to get as much mileage as possible out of it, and who can blame them. The range has proven itself to be very popular with the masses and a blank canvas for personalization. Are they jumping the shark yet? Let’s find out.

Continue reading for my review of the Ducati Scrambler Street Classic.

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2017 - 2018 Ducati Scrambler Café Racer & Desert Sled

2017 - 2018 Ducati Scrambler Café Racer & Desert Sled

The Differences, However Minor, Make All The Difference

Ducati’s Scrambler line grew yet again in the 2017 model year with the addition of the Café Racer and Desert Sled. The Scrambler range has proven to be a veritable mine of possibilities as Ducati capable model in the entire range, and the Café Racer, well, it comes set up to look cool in an urban environment. Both rides get the same 803 cc mill that powers the rest of the Scrambler variants along with much the same chassis, but the differences, however minor, make all the difference in the world.

Continue reading for my review of the Ducati Scrambler Café Racer & Desert Sled.

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Ducati Scrambler Hashtag 400 breaks cover

Ducati Scrambler Hashtag 400 breaks cover

The only production model to be sold online

Ducati has finally bowed down to the millennials who love doing everything through a screen. The brand had dropped a teaser video of a bike that was going to be sold online a while back, and now the bike has been unveiled for the European market only (at least for now). Planned out by the millennial interns at the Ducati offices, the firm has launched a brand new Scrambler model adding to the already strong line-up of six models.

And it’s aptly called the Scrambler Hashtag. Yes, the #. What is even more brain tickling is the fact that Ducati is going to sell these bikes exclusively through a screen rather than on a showroom floor. But it isn’t as straightforward as your Amazon deliveries are.

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2018 Ducati Scrambler 1100 Sport

2018 Ducati Scrambler 1100 Sport

A Scrambler Even The Fiery-Eyed Pegdraggers Can Love

Ducati really made a splash when it reintroduced its Scrambler line back in 2014. The 800 cc model begat the 400 cc model, but the factory didn’t stop there, it also reached up into the higher displacements as well with the Scrambler 1100 series. For 2018, we have the Ducati Scrambler 1100 Sport that elevates the family line to a whole new level with some top-shelf suspension components and race-tastic livery meant to appeal primarily to the go-fast crowd. Much is shared with its big-bore siblings; chassis, engine and electronics, but the Sport endeavors to increase the line’s inclusivity by drawing in those fiery-eyed pegdraggers. Is it a bridge too far? That’s doubtful, because as far as I can tell, the factory has yet to hit any natural barriers to the potential of the new Scrambler line.

Continue reading for my review of the Ducati Scrambler 1100 Sport.

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Ducati is getting a new 'Scrambler Hashtag' for the millennials. And yes, that is the name of the motorcycle

Ducati is getting a new ’Scrambler Hashtag’ for the millennials. And yes, that is the name of the motorcycle

The Hashtag will only be sold online

Ducati has been making Scramblers which could have been abused on roads that don’t exist, but it pleased the urban way and the masses rather and hence they became glorified street bikes. They became the street iterations of the South-West California and Mexico’s Baja scenes in the ’60s and ’70s.

If you think that Ducati made the Scramblers for entertaining the youth, you are absolutely right. But if you believe the Italians cannot entice them more than this, oh boy you are so wrong. Planned out by the millennial interns at the Ducati offices, the firm is launching a brand new Scrambler model adding to the already strong line-up of six models.

And it’s aptly called the Scrambler Hashtag. Yes, the #. What is even more brain tickling is the fact that Ducati is going to sell these bikes exclusively through a screen rather than on a showroom floor.

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2018 Ducati Scrambler 1100

2018 Ducati Scrambler 1100

Getting Better With Each Incarnation

There can be little doubt that Ducati’s Scrambler line has been a success thus far, and after expanding the mid-displacement (803 cc) family downward last year with the 399 cc Sixty2, the factory decided to go the other direction with its Scrambler 1100 range. Larger, more powerful and arguably more mature, the 1100s bring to the table the same sassy style as their smaller siblings along with 86 grin-inducing ponies and an electronics suite (riding modes, TC, ABS) commensurate with its greater capabilities. In short, the Scrambler line is all growed up now and ready to swim in the deep end; or is it. Let’s investigate this new branch on the Scrambler family tree and judge for ourselves.

Continue reading for my look at the Ducati Scrambler 1100 and Scrambler 100 Special.

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Scrambler Ducati Food Factory celebrates its first birthday

Scrambler Ducati Food Factory celebrates its first birthday

The land of Joy Resto-Cafe satisfies taste buds and the biker kid in you

Opened precisely a year ago, the Scrambler Ducati Food Factory is Ducati Motor Holding’s personal resto-café in its own backyard, Bologna. The Land of Joy’s food experience is celebrating 12 months of serving customers authentic Italian cuisine amidst the Scramblers models.

The Scrambler atmosphere created together with Sviluppi Urbani, is housed in an old service station and serves Emilian-Romagnola culinary tradition and pays homage to the ‘60s and ’70s symbol of street culture, the Scrambler.

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Images: 2018 Ducati Scrambler 1100 - in the details

Images: 2018 Ducati Scrambler 1100 - in the details

High resolution images for your eyes and your wall

With the biggest motorcycle event, EICMA, running on its second day in Milan, Ducati made sure to grab all the limelight they could by launching their 2018 models a day before every other manufacturer could at EICMA.

Along with updates to their current models, the Italian brand launched new ones to their lineup including the mighty impressive Panigale V4 superbike, Multistrada 1260 and this Scrambler 1100 that brings in the biggest motor to the ‘Land of Joy’ series of motorcycles.

Here are all the high-resolution images we could lay our hands on.

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Ducati adds a new member to its Scrambler family: Scrambler 1100

Ducati adds a new member to its Scrambler family: Scrambler 1100

Carrying a 1079cc motor, its the most powerful Scrambler to ever come out of the Bologna factory

With the biggest motorcycle event, EICMA, running on its second day in Milan, Ducati made sure to grab all the limelight they could by launching their 2018 models a day before every other manufacturer could at EICMA.

Along with updates to their current models, the Italian brand launched new ones to their lineup including the mighty impressive Panigale V4 superbike, Multistrada 1260 and this Scrambler 1100 that brings in the biggest motor to the ‘Land of Joy’ series of motorcycles.

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2018 Ducati Scrambler Mach 2.0

2018 Ducati Scrambler Mach 2.0

Ducati’s Newest Addition To The Scrambler Stable

Ducati made some adjustments to its Scrambler lineup this year. The “Mach 2.0” moves in to help fill the void left by the departure of the Flat Track Pro and Urban Enduro but creates a niche of its own with a particularly nostalgia-inducing look meant to call to mind the 70s on the West Coast. Roland Sands Design in Los Angeles, California, drew on its vast experience as a custom bike builder on that very coast to dream up this variant on the Scrambler theme at Ducati’s request, and the result is ’pretty cool, man.’ The differences between the Scramblers can be subtle, though noticeable; but today I’m going to take a look at the Mach 2.0 and see what RSD switched up to set this ride apart from the rest of the range.

Continue reading for my review of the Ducati Scrambler Mach 2.0.

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2016 Ducati Scrambler

2016 Ducati Scrambler

The 2015 model year saw four new Ducati products built for a rather niche market; the Scrambler family that includes the ’70s-themed Classic, the flat-track race inspired Urban Enduro, the Full Throttle which combines an amped-up, flat-track race look with an urban hooligan touch and the Icon, a basic, modernized version of a traditional scrambler that serves as a blank canvas for riders looking to make a statement.

Ducati treated us to another branch on the Scrambler family tree in 2016 with the Flat Track Pro, another oval-dirt tribute bike that takes the racing references to the Nth degree. So far, it seems the Scrambler family is popular with a younger demographic, and I have even heard old-school styled Scramblers referred to as Hipster bikes. It figures, considering the dual-purpose nature of the family that provides decent road performance and maintains the ability to access, shall we say, alternative routes? Today I want to take a look at these five models, and check out the various subtleties and nuances that make each one unique.

Continue reading for my review of the Ducati Scramblers.

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Ducati Releases Scrambler Summer Apparel And Accessories Collection

Ducati Releases Scrambler Summer Apparel And Accessories Collection

The Ducati Scrambler has turned out to be Ducati’s golden cow and when you have something like it at it your disposal, you milk it for everything it’s worth. That’s precisely what Ducati has done after launching a new line of Scrambler-exclusive apparel and accessories.

It’s a pretty diverse collection that includes t-shirts, bags, and knapsacks. Male buyers will have the option to choose from nine different designs with various color schemes while women have three different versions to choose from, including one made from malfilé cotton, considered as one of the softest types of cotton in the market today.

If t-shirts aren’t your thing, the Ducati Scrambler summer collection is also offering a wide range of bags that include messengers, saddles, and tank bags. These items where dressed up in either brown or dark green shades, highlighting the outdoor qualities that are consistent with the Scrambler’s riding ethos. Even if you don’t use them when you’re riding, the neutral colors make these bags versatile enough to be used in casual or even business settings. That’s hitting multiple birds with one stone, or in this case, one bag.

The collection also has other knick knacks that might be of interest to a casual buyer. How does a new Utah picnic rug made of 100% cotton sound? It’s admittedly not for everybody, but for those who enjoy a nice lunch with Mother Nature, this picnic rug could prove to be mighty useful, don’t you think?

With summer fast approaching, now’s the best time to score some items from the Ducati Scrambler summer collection. They’re new, fresh, and most importantly, unique enough that you can be easily identified as a Scrambler fan - or owner - just by hustling in the streets wearing them.

Continue reading to read more about Ducati’s Scrambler apparel and accessories summer collection.

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Andreani Launches Suspension Program For The Ducati Scrambler

Andreani Launches Suspension Program For The Ducati Scrambler

Ever since Ducati launched the Scrambler, customers have been tripping over themselves to get a piece of the industry’s latest “it” bike. The enormous demand for the Scrambler has not only boosted Ducati to record-breaking sales in the first half of 2015, it’s also given aftermarket companies a new bike to attach their businesses to. One such company is Italy’s Andreani Group, which specializes in improving any bike’s suspension set-up, including, as it turns out, the Scrambler.

Andreani has worked on a handful of bikes in the past so this is a company that knows what it’s doing. In this instance, the Italian suspension specialist created Scrambler-tailored, fully adjustable cartridges that provide better suspensions for the bike. 20mm pistons with increased oil passages are also part of the package, helping the Scrambler improve its overall efficiency without compromising the bike’s aesthetic appearance.

Separately, Andreani’s also offering to fit the Scrambler with Swedish suspension specialist Ohlins’ very own 46 DR mono shock unit. the equipment may be familiar to some of you and for good reason. It’s the same unit that a lot of naked motorcycles currently use themselves. Suffice to say, it doesn’t get any more high-performance than the 46 DR so those who avail of this kit from Andreani will be assured of getting one of the best suspension pieces the aftermarket industry has to offer.

That bodes well for a bike like the Ducati Scrambler because as far as I’m concerned, the company’s best-selling motorcycle deserves nothing but the best from aftermarket companies like Andreani. The whole kit retails for a total of €1,028, which is about $1,133 based on current exchange rates. You can get the whole plate, or you can opt to get one of the two kits for a price of €480 ($530) and €548 ($604), respectively.

Continue reading to read more about Andrea’s new suspension program for the Ducati Scrambler.

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Ducati Posts Record Sales In First Half Of 2015

Ducati Posts Record Sales In First Half Of 2015

Ducati’s got a lot of reasons to smile these days as the company has just posted record-breaking sales in the first half of 2015. While it’s not completely a shock to most of us, Ducati is still proud to point out that it has 22% more motorcycles in the first half of 2015 compared to the previous time frame in 2014.

All in all, the company said that it had sold 32,600 bikes in the first six months of the year, boosted by record sales in April 2015. For a little more perspective, Ducati sold 45,100 motorcycles in all of 2014. At this rate, the company could reach 65,200 bikes sold by the end of the year. That’s an incredible boost to its sales volume.

Oh, and speaking of boosting sales, the Ducati Scrambler has also turned into a huge boon for Borno Panigale. So far, Ducati has sold more than 9,000 Scramblers all over the world in the first half of 2015. Do the math and that roughly equates to about 28% of the total sales number in the span.

That’s an impressive haul for a motorcycle that has yet to celebrate its first birthday. But that’s what happens when you build an impressive piece of machinery that has turned into one of the most popular bikes in the world. Ducati even experienced sales growth in all of its markets in the world, a testament to the popularity of the Scrambler and more importantly, a growing acceptance and love for Ducatis and motorcycles in general.

The Scrambler may be the best-selling Ducati bike in the first half of 2015. But that’s not to say that other Ducati motorcycles didn’t pull their own weight to contribute to the company’s record-setting first half sales.

The Ducati Multistrada 1200 accounted for 4,700 sold units while the Monster 821 contributed 3,700 units. The Panigale also came in at over 3,000 units in sales.

Continue reading to read more about Ducati’s record-setting sales volume in the first half of 2015.

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Ducati Opens First Scrambler-Dedicated Dealership In Italy

Ducati Opens First Scrambler-Dedicated Dealership In Italy

The Ducati Scrambler has become a hit for the Italian motorcycle brand. We all know this. Ducati knows this too, which is a big reason why it has launched the Scrambler Camp, the first-ever dealership that’s solely dedicated to the Scrambler and Ducati’s very own Land of Joy lifestyle concept.

If you’ve been following the success of the Scrambler, you know that this was bound to happen. Back in March 2015, Ducati launched an apparel and accessory line exclusive to the Scrambler. Even that has proven to be a stroke of brilliance for Ducati so, evidently, the next step was to open a dealership that catered only to the Scrambler bikes themselves and the apparel and accessory line that comes with it.

It’s not clear if Ducati envisioned all of this when it launched the Scrambler in early 2015, but now that the bike has been met with a resoundingly high approval rating, it only makes sense for Ducati to pick up the ball and run as far away with it as it possibly can.

The first Ducati Scrambler camp was opened in Padua, Italy and true to form, it comes with an immersive experience of the bike’s Land of Joy lifestyle. The success of the first Scrambler Camp could even compel Ducati to open a few more branches in the near future.

That’s an attainable goal, as far as I’m concerned. The Scrambler has already captured the hearts and wallets of a lot of customers. So if its appeal holds form as many expect it will, there will really be no bounds on how much acclaim the Scrambler will give to Ducati.

Who knows, a future sub-brand could be born out of this. You never know, right?

Continue reading to read more about the first-ever Ducati Scrambler Camp.

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Video: Ducati Brings Back "Scrambler You Are" Video Contest

Video: Ducati Brings Back "Scrambler You Are" Video Contest

The Ducati “Scrambler You Are” video contest has returned for seconds a year after a successful first instalment that received thousands of entries from all over the world. Guess the old adage “if it works the first time, do it again” applies here.

In any case, the objective of the video contest is still the same: discover young and talented film makers and give them a platform to showcase their film-making skills.

This year, Ducati is promoting the “Land of Joy” lifestyle theme for the contest. Taken from that context, the objective is pretty simple: express the spirit of the Ducati Scrambler on the “urban jungle” and create a short movie about it lasting anywhere from 60 to 120 seconds. The more you showcase the Scrambler in a metropolitan habitat, the better chance you have of getting the judge’s attention.

Anybody from all over the world is invited to join the contest, provided, of course, that participants are over 18 years of age. Oh, the videos must be filmed digitally and must not have been published previously online.

If entrants can abide by these rules, then they’re free to submit an entry for a chance to win as much as €5,000, or roughly around $5,600 based on current exchange rates. The runner-up will also receive €1,000, or about $1,120.

Even if you don’t win these admittedly tempting prizes, Ducati’s also dangling a separate carrot to a lucky entrant who will get the opportunity to work with the company in the production of a short film about the Scrambler. That’s an even better prize than the money!

Ducati will open the submission of entires from July 13, 2015 up to October 20, 2015. That should be enough time for aspiring filmmakers to come up with the stories they’d want to tell in their 60- to 120-second videos.

Continue reading to read more about the Ducati “Scrambler You Are” video contest.

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Ducati and Pirelli Team Up To Introduce The SC-Rumble

Ducati and Pirelli Team Up To Introduce The SC-Rumble

’Ducatiand Pirelli have had a long standing relationship that has yielded fruitful results for both sides. To commemorate this bond forged out of steel and rubber, the two sides decided to commission a special edition Scrambler with the help of Vibrazioni Art Design. The result, as we see here, is the SC-Rumble.

The Ducati Scrambler was chosen as the bike for this unique project. Hardly a surprise since the bike has seemingly been the apple of Ducati’s eyes since it made its debut in early 2015. In keeping with the spirit of the Scrambler, Vibrazioni Art Design opted to keep the bike’s original essence as clean as possible. But that doesn’t mean work wasn’t done to accomplish the design studio’s goal of giving the bike a more “war-like personality.”

As you can see, there’s a hint of a Mad Max-style customization here, which seems appropriate considering all everyone’s talking about these days is the Mad Max movie that just came out.

One of the most important changes to the bike was a subtle one. You might not even notice it, but actually, Vibrazioni Art Design cut the factory frame of the Scrambler at the rear and all the original components were taken out in favor of recycled industrial sheet metal bins. It’s hard to realize it unless you’re keenly aware of the Scrambler’s parts catalog, but from the onset, there’s already a distinct change to the bike’s structure.

The same thing can be said on the top side of the bike where you’ll see a new, hand-shaped aluminum top fairing that carries with an eye-catching billet aluminum headlight, which itself received a smoked lens with a circular LED light inside that appears to have been inspired by the standard Scrambler set-up. It doesn’t do much to completely change the appearance of the S-C Rumble from the source material, but subtle changes like the finish of the component does the trick to a slight degree.

As far as aesthetic modifications go, one side of the gas tank prominently displays a rubber sheet that was laser inscribed on nitride rubber with the treat pattern of Pirelli’s MT-60 RS tires. The clearly identifiable nod to Ducati’s tire partner is complemented on the other side of the tank with a hand-painted Ducati Scrambler logo that.

Other relevant modifications by Vibrazioni Art Design include the new handlebars, which were apparently swiped off of the Ducati Streetfighter, and a new high exhaust and a hand-crafted silencer that’s based on the Termignoni aftermarket model.

The SC-Rumble made its public debut at the London Bike Shed last May 22, 2015 and is now scheduled to go to Biarritz, France where it will be participate at the “Wheels and Waves” show from June 11 to 14, 2015.

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Ducati Posts Record Sales in April 2015

Ducati Posts Record Sales in April 2015

Ducati has plenty of reasons to smile after posting its highest monthly sales total in company history. For the month of April 2015, the Italian motorcycle company reported selling 7,309 motorcycles, besting its previous best month - May 2012 - by just under 1,000 units.

The total sales tally for April 2015 also increased by 29 percent compared to the same time period from a year ago, adding to a recent trend that also netted Ducati its best-selling quarterly sales total of 17,881 units sold in the first quarter of 2015.
Strong demand for the Ducati Scrambler, Multistrada 1200, and Panigale 1299 were the biggest reasons for the dramatic spike in sales. According to Ducati, the Scrambler, in particular, has exceeded sales expectations since being released earlier in the year, even helping the company increase its sales total in its home market of Italy by a staggering 69 percent.

Ducati’s sales performance also improved dramatically outside of Italy. Spain was the big winner in sales increase, reporting a 54-percent growth in April 2015 compared to the same time period in the previous year. Germany was close behind at 52 percent, followed by the UK at 50 percent and France at 15 percent.

The attention and subsequent demand for the the three aforementioned bikes is made more impressive considering that the US, by and large the world’s biggest motorcycle market, has yet to receive Ducati’s new range of 2015 models. Once the sales totals from the US are counted in the next few months, the sales tally for April 2015 could end up looking pedestrian by comparison.

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Ducati Thailand Cooks Up The Scrambler Dirt Track Concept

Ducati Thailand Cooks Up The Scrambler Dirt Track Concept

The Ducati Scrambler has just received a new custom treatment from an unlikely place: Ducati Thailand. The Italian bikemaker’s branch in the Southeast Asian nation is responsible for this custom Scrambler, aptly called the Dirt Track Concept.

If you were expecting a custom job that’s a little more subdued, this isn’t the bike for you. Everything about the Scrambler Dirt Track Concept screams different, right down to the brushed metal panels and the leather-clad side panels. Look a little closer and you’ll also see that the fuel cap has been CNC-machined to further emphasize the bike’s rugged look.

Did you also notice that the front and rear fenders are now gone? Turns out, you won’t have much use for them if you’re using a pair of massive Pirelli Scorpion Rally tires on the bike instead of the slim set of wheels used on the standard Scrambler.

Even the large, round headlight of the standard Scrambler was thrown out in favor of a flat front plate that has a smaller headlight peaking out from a hole in the middle of the plate. As far as custom modifications are concerned, this has to be one of the most significant alterations on the Dirt Track Concept because it completely changed the haughty, retro-inspired appearance of the standard Scrambler.

Overall, Ducati Thailand created an incredible custom iteration of the Scrambler. I’m not quite sure the changes are going to fly with Ducati purists, but rest assured, those with a more open mind towards customization will appreciate the dramatic changes made to this Scrambler.

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Tudor Fastrider Gets Ducati Scrambler Treatment

Tudor Fastrider Gets Ducati Scrambler Treatment

One thing you can always count with famous watch brands and motorcycle companies is the frequency by which these two worlds join forces to create products designed to capture their respective markets. These collaborations happen far too often these days and for as long as their’s a market for these products, don’t expect these marriages to end anytime soon. Ducati, for instance, has a partnership with Swiss timepiece Tudor that began in 2011 and only seems to grow stronger by the year. That much was evident when the two companies launch a unique edition of Tudor’s Fastrider line that’s inspired by the new Ducati Scrambler.

It’s fitting that Tudor would go with the Scrambler as the inspiration for its latest collaboration with Ducati. The bike, after all, is the latter’s new pride and joy, and what better way to promote it than to have people wear Fastrider watches that are heavily inspired by the bike. Pretty cool, right?

Tudor’s first order of business was to create a watch that relies heavily on the Scrambler’s design ethos. That played a big part in the creation of different dials, each reflecting the different colors of the various Ducati Scrambler versions. Depending on your taste and preference, the Fastrider Scrambler Edition comes in ’62 Yellow and Ducati Red for the Icon version and Wild Green for the Urban Enduro version.

Colors aside, the Fastrider also has a brushed steel case that’s waterproof for up to 150 meters. it also has a bezel made out of matt black ceramic, as do the push pieces and the crown, creating a look of class and continuity on the chronograph that fits in nicely with the spirit of the Scrambler. A self-winding mechanical movement is another important component of the watch, specifically with a power reserve that can last close to 50 hours.

On the technical side, the Fastrider Scrambler Edition makes use of Tudor’s renowned technological wizardry in the watch industry. It’s only fitting that both companies have this new collaborative timepiece to remind all of us and reinforce the belief that when it comes to partnerships between watch companies and bike brands, no two do it better than Tudor and Ducati.

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Custom-Built Ducati Scramblers To Debut at Motor Bike Expo

Custom-Built Ducati Scramblers To Debut at Motor Bike Expo

The Ducati Scrambler has been a hot item in the bike world these days. With the bike’s popularity soaring, it was only fitting that Ducati presented the Scrambler in a totally different light at the upcoming Motor Bike Expo in Verona, Italy. With that in mind, the Italian bike maker decided to enlist the help of three of Italy’s best aftermarket companies: Deus Ex Machina, Officine Mermaid, and Mr Martini.

That, ladies and gentlemen, is what A-list casting looks like.

Each custom builder will be presenting three different iterations of the Scrambler based on the three variants of the bike. For its part, Ducati was clear on its instructions to the tree builders: do whatever you want with it. Naturally, the builders took that edict to heart.

Deus Ex Machina got the ball rolling by focusing on the Scrambler’s aluminum bodywork and working on adding a single-piece tail, number-plate support and a headlight inspired by speedway bikes. The bike also features an asymmetric mudguard and a number of repositioned equipment, including the filter within the frame, the disc brake and, the dedicated exhaust. The final piece of this puzzle was to give the bike an apt name, which Deus did by christening its creation “Hondo Grattan”, which is named after the horse that dominated on the Harold Park race track.

Next up was Mr. Martini, which opted to give the Scrambler an American-inspired design, turning the bike into an attractive cafe racer. Despite the evolutionary styling, the bike also has a slew of Scrambler details, including the high exhaust and the knobby tires, complementing the changes made to the nose fairing, the tail-piece, the exhaust, the foot peg, and the handlebar mountings. Appropriately enough, Mr. Martini decided to coin the nickname S.C.R for its creation. That’s an acronym for Scrambler Cafe Racer, the perfect name for a bike the embodies the qualities of both bike designs.

Finally, Officine Mermaid lived up to its reputation as a builder that makes the most of what it has. That’s exactly what it did with the its Scrambler, giving the bike a somewhat spartan, rough-and-tough look that imbibe the characteristics of the Ducati bike. It’s not the flashiest of bike builds, but that was intentionally done to give the Scrambler the look of a bike that’s been through a lot of wear and tear. From the paint-stripped fuel tank to the roughed up metal mudguards and the minimised exhaust, Officine Mermaid’s work on the Scrambler, dubbed “Scratch”, is the personification of a utilitarian build done exactly the way it should be.

The three Ducati Scrambler bikes will be in attendance at the Motor Bike Expo in Verona, Italy from January 23 to 25, 2015.

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2015 Ducati Scrambler Urban Enduro

2015 Ducati Scrambler Urban Enduro

The Ducati Scrambler Urban Enduro is a modern motorcycle that deals great with the requirements of city riding, but also feels pretty comfortable on the open road.

As far as style is concerned, the Ducati Scrambler Urban Enduro features a classy brown seat with a ribbed design, lined with technical fabrics, a big, round headlight protected by an old school grill and aluminum 10 spoke wheels that measure 3’’ x 18’’ up front and 5.5” x 17” at the rear.

The motorcycle is also equipped with a high mudguard made of plastic fibre, LED lights, an LCD dashboard and an off road handlebar with cross bar.

The Ducati Scrambler Urban Enduro is propelled by an 803 cc, L-twin, Desmodromic distribution, 2 valves per cylinder, air cooled engine which generates a maximum output of 55 KW (75 Hp) at 8,250 rpm and 68 Nm (50 Lb-Ft) of torque at 5,750 Rpm.

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1973 Ducati 450 Desmo Scrambler

1973 Ducati 450 Desmo Scrambler

It’s hard to imagine that Ducati has been building bikes for as long as they have. But for all those years in production, you’re bound to get a number of models that have become classics in their own right.

Take the 1973 Ducati 450 Desmo Scrambler for example.

With the anticipation of Ducati’s desmodromic valve gear back in the late 60’s, coupled with the success and popularity of the Ducati Scrambler, it figured that the two would somehow be tied-up together to create a completely new bike. That’s when the Ducati 450 Desmo Scrambler was born.

With the technology being fitted into the bike, the 450 Desmo Scrambler became a must-have purchase for Ducati enthusiasts back in the day, in large part because of the bike’s impressive performance credentials, highlighted by a 16.6-second time through the quarter-mile. On top of its performance characteristics, the 450 Desmo Scrambler was also fitted with an individual speedometer and Veglia tachometer rather than the headlight-mounted unit sometimes seen on 250-cc and 350-cc models.

The model that was auctioned off at the 2012 RM Auctions in Monaco carries the chassis number DM450S/466142. It’s an unrestored model in good condition with a two-tone, black-and-yellow finish with a 436 cc Desmo single engine mated to a five-speed transmission.

Bidding price for the bike was expected to hit €8,000-€10,000, which is around $10,400 - $13,000 based on current exchange rates. Actual selling price was $12,121.

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1973 Ducati 450 Scrambler

1973 Ducati 450 Scrambler

Go back to the 60’s in Italy and ask what kind of motorcycle was in vogue back then. Chances are, a majority of the people you ask will say "Scramblers."

As one of the most popular wide-case single bikes at the time, the Ducati 450 Scrambler was, for all intents and purposes, a true road warrior on two wheels. It wasn’t intended to be used for off-road competition and in addition to the 450 version, it also came in 250 cc and 350 cc trims. The only reason why the 450 Scrambler didn’t carry a 500 cc engine was because the crank throw wouldn’t clear the gearbox.

Nevertheless, the 450 Scrambler still packed plenty of punch to go along with an impressive frame that included an extra gusset along the top tube like Bruno Spaggiari’s racer, a wider chain and sprocket, slightly longer Marzocchi forks, and a silencer that was changed in 1969 to the cut-off Silentium type.

The Ducati 450 Scrambler - CN: DM450S/467407 - that was auctioned off at the 2012 MTM auctions in Monaco remained in unrestored condition, complete with its original yellow painted body and alloy wheel rims. Expected bidding price for the bike ranged from €3,000-€4,000, which is around $3,900 - $5,200 based on current exchange rates. Actual selling price was $7,955. Well done!

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