2019 Ducati Scrambler line-up : overview
19 June 2019
The Ducati Scrambler line-up evolves in 2019, thanks to upgrades to the Café Racer, Full Throttle and Desert Sled models that see improvements to their styling and equipment. Modifications have also been made to increase riding comfort levels and innovations that push their respective vocations to another level.
The chassis is equipped with more supple and effective compression suspension, while the seat, with improved cushioning and a different shape, will allow fewer intervals on long rides. The electronics are also improved, thanks to the addition of a new Bosch 9.1 MP ABS braking system equipped with tilt calculation technology, allowing it to remain more effective when cornering. A hydraulic clutch control – which improves handling – and a calibrated accelerator – for greater precision, round out the improvements common to this Scrambler 2019 range.
When it comes to styling and equipment, there are different 2019 Scrambler models to satisfy a diverse range of customer. The Scrambler Café Racer is inspired by the original competition racers, with variable cross-section handlebar, high front mudguard, extended rear fender, spoked rims, Diablo Rosso III tires and a radial brake master cylinder. The Ducati Scrambler Full Throttle edition salivates for flat-track racing, with a side license plate support, passenger seat cover, straight handlebar, side number plates and dual exhaust tailpipe.
The Scrambler Desert Sled stands out thanks to its attractive off-road package. It features an extended rear mudguard and raised front mudguard, a dual exhaust pipe, spoke rims and raised tapered handlebars, to make stand-up riding easier. Far from being just an exercise in style, the new Desert Sled has been modified to adapt its engine and chassis for off-road riding. The conversion includes a reinforced frame, adjustable Kayaba long-travel suspension (200 mm and generous ground clearance), a custom cast aluminium swing arm, off-road mapping modes and mixed-use Pirelli Scorpion Rally asphalt and gravel tires.
2019 Scrambler: multicard universe
Presented for the first time at the Intermot trade fair in Cologne, the new 2019 Scrambler 800 series opens up a very attractive choice of worlds: the “flat track” spirit, retro sportster or adventurer. These redesigned and updated machines will make their debut on the Quebec market at the 2019 Quebec City and Montreal Motorcycle Shows.
By Pascal Bastien