The Scrambler range stretched from 50 to 450 cm3 at the time of the rockabilly’s, from Los Angeles to Paname. Forty years later, Ducati concentrates on the basis of the 800 cc twin. A very nifty bike for a concept “lifestyle” a bit too cartoonish anyway…
WITH SA SCRAMBLER, Ducati disinters an oldies, first American as early as 1962, and then European from 1968. A very beautiful story which, for the occasion, brings a certain legitimacy to Ducati want to capitalize on this name at the time where the neo-retro still further enlarges its sphere of influence. It is however difficult to pass on the incredible staging served by the Ducati staff during this presentation press… What fun! Where when marketing and merchandising reach the limits of the ridiculous.
OK, this famous mode of the neo-retro is nice and friendly, able to smudge a vibrant yellow and blue sky the ambient gloom, but stay consistent five minutes anyway. Imagine the scene: a team incidentally very nice, known for many years, greets us this time disguised fashion Hipster. Snowmen made bloom their beard suddenly of transgenic seeds, wear a shirt checkered well trend, eyeing us through a pair of Ray – Ban Wayfarer and as to force a sign of total freedom, take care to leave their boots leather tabs before their pants down! Okay, there guys, it starts to see that the style is forced.
This range was clearly stamped “Scrambler”. Because Yes, “Scrambler” has truly become a mark that also in ready-to-wear. But already-to-wear labeled “lifestyle”, of course. “Lifestyle”, which translates literally as “lifestyle” and more “generation element” by this embroidered movement of ‘cool attitude’ camaraderie exacerbated and good feeling FAT chain one that does not task the textile will be here favorite. In short, it perspires folklore into the carpet and it sniffs the staging at 100 miles.
So far, the atmosphere is good and then the wheel has the hangover. Then leave themselves wear for tonight and expected to judge on exhibit during the next taxi. Based on one of the Monster and Hypermotard 796 himself descended from the Monster 800 2003 ie), the twin is however widely revisited in the Scrambler event. In its lower part, it merely to welcome a flywheel weighed down while its cylinder heads receive redesigned Camshafts and adopt a cross – 11 °exhaust intake. As many features designed to make it as flexible as possible. And to well calm the fervor of this good boiler initials, nothing beats a good small controlled strangulation: so he is forced to feed fresh air through a unique Butterfly display song 50 mm diameter housing.
So yes, actually, the Scrambler is smooth and linear. It is not so far a lung; No, no, no. Certainly, it is not likely the shot of the rabbit to the acceleration, but with heart least, it is not necessary to check the tachometer to remember that the motor is already running after buckled his chin strap and donned his gloves. The sound is too quiet, this is true. However, it is well there, the last Desmodue air-cooled history well aroused, it manifests nicely under our butts to the rhythm of its poum poum and features shock. Nothing to do with the electric twin online Triumph Bonneville for example.
With 170 pounds dry for 75 horses, the Scrambler can imagine lead the Pack of the neo-retro of the moment. In the grip and ergonomics, everything is done to facilitate life, to accommodate the wider fringe of users. Although I doubt that there is a large proportion of women pianists among the biker potentially attracted to the Scrambler… No kidding, Signore Ducati, why have cropped on the clutch lever? Okay, this Scrambler is born to make sales and have a maximum of margin, not only to make more beautiful than beautiful bobos; Nevertheless, an adjustable gauge model would have collected a whole bunch of good votes. Turn.
I said ‘easy’ because not really high Saddle 790 mm and rather
close to the crotch, ‘easy’ because manageable and stable, ‘easy’ because that soft and smooth from the throttle. The top handle of this Icon version is also evocative of a past Golden is the Director. The Scrambler reacts to your finger, eye but at the foot also. The big 180 mm rear tire could have faire flipper some or be crucified by those who consider it disproportionate and inappropriate. Except that it does leaden nothing dynamic behavior and fits perfectly into the lines and volumes of the gear.
For the front, Ducati is allowed almost abandoned is 18 ” inches dimension that The point of view are aesthetic Visual balance of forward or backward & above all aesthetic. Many small asymmetric pavers that are spread all around the rubber soles are the Pirelli MT60RS. An exclusive and rather well suitable for the model climbs as pretty, efficient road and adorned to raise dust, sometimes envy you take to go rot impact of gravel or other mineral constitutions the underside of your stiff Scrambler of new…
All along the 200 kilometers of our California walk in the wide surroundings of Palm Springs, the hair to the wind for the bearded, the ventilated for the beardless face, nothing came to interpose between the driving pleasures and the feeling of security. Winter freshness has managed to annoy us somewhat but at that, RAS. Braking offer a yield which is located between perfect and correct, following the comparison is applied to him. Compared with a hyper sportive, it is correct. Compared to a Harley, it’s perfect! The limit we could criticize the entry into action a bit zealous ABS but since it can be switched off, everyone should find his account.
The suspensions of non-adjustable if this is the rear pre-load were leveling. They effectively compensate irregularities and well maintain the overall balance, even when the pace is accelerating. With regard to the effect on the populace, we have not really sought to judge. Too much care to enjoy selfishly.
The verdict of bike Magazine:
Perfectly on the target of the neo-retro and talented arguments dynamic and economic weight, this I conversion proposed to US$ 9740 + US$ 115 for the yellow happen not in the market for threading beads. Despite hype marketing orchestrated around this new product, be aware that it is also possible to buy a Scrambler without yielding to the suggested dress fashion. As for the other three versions, they reach the US$ 11,325 play. Remains the countless possibilities of customization.