It has been eight years since Ducati went off-road. I know right. It felt like yesterday. In between, Ducati Scrambler had won races and garnered quite a following. Fast forward to 2022, the next generation of Ducati Scrambler was unveiled.
The new Ducati Scrambler family is more modern, lighter, and has an even more lively personality, said Ducati. In addition, customization possibilities are even greater with nine colors available for the Icon version – thanks to the interchangeable covers.
While each variant rocks a vastly different styling and equipment list, they shared the same mechanical setup and many of the key features which include an air-cooled 803cc Ducati Desmodule L-twin engine that produces 73 HP, and 66.2 Nm of torque, ride-by-wire throttle, two riding modes (Road and Wet), Quick Shift, Ducati Traction Control, Cornering ABS, revised frame and swingarm, new pair of LED lighting, and new instrumentation with 4.3-inch color TFT cluster and dedicated HMI.
Aesthetically, much of the iconic design has been retrained but contemporized, so to speak. The three versions are geared toward different personalities. The Icon is a base-spec bike for the fun with customizable options while the Full Throttle model is the sportiest version inspired by flat-track racing that boasts Termignoni exhaust, and the Nightshift is a cafe racer-style ride with flat-set handlebars.
The new 2023 Ducati Scrambler Icon, Scrambler Full Throttle, and Scrambler Nightshift will arrive at dealerships in March 2023. I don’t believe the pricing was revealed. In any case, interested off-road motorcycle enthusiasts may contact their local dealer to check for product availability and perhaps, the pricing as well.
All images courtesy of Ducati.