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.
Why it matters
With the overwhelmingly positive reception the Ducati Scrambler has generated, I kind of had an idea that custom bike manufacturers and aftermarket companies would act quickly and line up their respective programs for Ducati’s latest pride and joy.
It took a little longer than I expected, but here we are. The Andreani Group is one of the first aftermarket companies to offer a program for the Scrambler but rest assured, it won’t be the last. This program is admittedly not as comprehensive as I thought it would be given the lengths by which these companies typically go to differentiate their programs from the rest of the competition.
Don’t get me wrong, the suspension upgrades are welcome additions and they should play their part in turning the Scrambler into a more versatile machine. But it is a simple upgrade, that much I think we can all agree on. Maybe Andreani could’ve done something a little more sophisticated with its program, although it’s hard to imagine it actually taking that course since it is a suspension specialist above all else.
I think that this is a good aftermarket start for the Scrambler. I fully expect other companies to offer more sophisticated programs down the line, but for now, this is what’s in the market. Whether you want to get it is entirely up to you. I’m not knocking Andreani whatsoever but if it were up to me, I’d hold of on something a little more, shall I say, elaborate.