Ducati, the Italian motorbike manufacturer is all set to launch its new sportbike, Scrambler next month. The dealers at Ducati India Private Limited, have already started pre-booking of the bike which is expected to be priced at around Rs 6.5 lakhs to 7.5 lakhs (ex-showroom). Ducati has three dealerships across the country at Mumbai, Delhi and Gurgaon, where the sportbike can be pre-ordered at a booking amount of Rs 2 lakhs.
The Ducati Scrambler features an 803 cc, L-twin engine, which churns out a maximum power output of 75 ps at a peak torque of 67.7 Nm. All this power of the beast is transferred to wheels through a mated 6-speed transmission. The bike faces a direct competition from the Triumph Bonneville. The rival, Bonneville is powered by an 865 cc, air-cooled fuel-injected parallel twin engine, making a maximum of 68 PS of power and at 68 Nm of torque, giving it a very tough competition.
The brakes on the Scrambler are the robust 330 mm and 245 mm disc brakes at front and rear axles respectively, with the added safety of the two-channel ABS (Anti-lock Braking System), which prevents accidental skidding and slipping of the bike. To add more to the list, the bike will also have standard Pirelli Sports tyres.
To save weight on the bike, Ducati has built the Scrambler on a twin-spare steel trellis construction, which has a dry kerb weight of 170 kg. It also features Kayaba inverted telescopic forks at the front and offset mono shocks suspension at the rear, to make the ride carpet smooth. The bike gets a unique look to itself, unlike other Ducatis. It features an eccentric instrument dial, a floating seat, a single-sided rear mud guard and round headlight with daytime LED outlines.
Initially, the Scrambler is set to be manufactured at Ducati’s Thailand plant for further global exports, and India will also receive its supplies from the same plant.