Ducati launches two new Scrambler models with retro styling
On Thursday, Ducati made another unexpected announcement. We knew that there was another Scrambler model coming up, but what we didn’t know was that of them were coming! One of them, the Urban Motard Scrambler, was pretty much what we expected. The other, the 1100 Tribute Pro, was a totally unexpected cry from the far corners of Italy. Don’t get me wrong, they’re both insanely cool.
So here is what we learned from the new Ducati drop. First of all, none of these bikes are called “Land of Joy”. Again, we don’t really understand what Land of Joy is, but it’s like a Ducati shortcut for the entire Scrambler range, I guess.
What is the Ducati Scrambler Urban Motard?
Using the typical 803cc air-cooled twin that is found in the rest of the Scrambler lineup, the Urban Motard delivers 73 horsepower and 48.5 lb-ft of torque, which is enough for most riders. The point of this bike is to be good around town anyway, and you don’t really want a ton of power for the job. This one features 17-inch spoked wheels, a high front fender, a flat seat and number plates. It’s a neat look.
I was really hoping for a Biker with more suspension here, something more like a Desert Sled on sticky tires, but it looks like it’s not quite that. It’s close, but no cigar. It’s pretty darn cool, but it doesn’t have the full part of town I wanted. Anyway, I think I need to look into this and see if this is something that I really need to put my money into.
Ducati now equips all Ducati and Scrambler models with ABS in the corners, which is a really cool decision.
The Ducati Scrambler Urban Motard will be available next spring with a starting MSRP of $ 11,695.
What is the Ducati Scrambler 1100 Tribute Pro?
This model is the throwback Ducati has been teasing for a few months now, but it was still a total surprise to see. With the largest air-cooled, twin-cylinder 1079cc engine, the 1100 Tribute Pro delivers 86 horsepower and 66.5 lb-ft of torque, delivering exceptional torque even at low revs. Unlike lower-level models, the 1100 Tribute Pro benefits from adjustable ride modes and traction control in addition to cornering ABS.
The Tribute Pro has a few retro styling elements to keep this bike cool while still reminiscent of the 1970s. First off, you have the color, which is Giallo Ocra, and it looks amazing. Then there is the brown seat with beautiful stitching. And the piece de resistance is the logo of the time designed by Giugiaro the old fashioned way. Add black spoked wheels and round mirrors, and you’ve got a beautiful tribute bike without making it too vintage.
The Pro’s bigger, more tech-friendly motor will cost you a bit more. This one will be available in March 2022 with a starting price of $ 13,995.
There are still four new motorcycles to be launched by Ducati during this year. The next one is almost sure to be the new Multistrada V4S Pikes Peak, so keep an eye out for that on October 28th.