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Motorbike Mondays: 2015 Ducati Scrambler Preview

December 29, 2014

Monday’s here once again and it’s time to take a look at another two-wheeler. Today’s bike is a brand new take on one of the most iconic of all Ducati Motorcycles: the Ducati Scrambler. The Scrambler made its debut in 1962 and was produced for 12 years. Over those years, the car saw an immense rise in popularity and remains a much sought-after bike to this day. After being recently burned by the slow sales of their Sport Classic range, Ducati must have felt it was time to return to the classics. And so, after months of rumours, they’ve finally revealed their new Ducati Scrambler. But does it hold a candle to the original bike? Find out in today’s preview of the new Ducati Scrambler!

Original image by Decio "desmodex"

Original image by Decio “desmodex”


The designers at Ducati have truly outdone themselves with this one. The new Scrambler is a beautiful blend of classic looks and modern innovation – combining the teardrop tank of the classic Ducati bikes with new technology like LED headlights and a LCD instrument panel. The scrambler comes in four distinct versions. The base bike is called ‘Icon’ and comes in two colours, yellow and red. Up next is the the semi-off roader ‘Urban Enduro’, which is available in a green colour scheme and features some impressive off-road elements like wire-spoked wheels, a front fender and fork protectors. The black ‘Full Throttle’ version of the Scrambler is inspired by flat track racers and comes with a lower handlebar, shorter mudguard and a new exhaust. Lastly, there’s the ‘Classic’ Ducati Scrambler, which features a beautiful vintage seat and is clearly designed with neo-retro aesthetics in mind.


It wasn’t just great looks that made the classic Ducati famous, it was its performance. In fact, the old scrambler performed so well it was actually used by track racers – a unique feat for a commercial bike. Although you can really kit the bike out, the heart of the new Scrambler is Ducati’s 803cc two-valve air-cooled L-twin engine. Official figures put the bike at 75 hp at 8250 rpm, with 50 lb-ft torque at 5750 rpm. It’s clear, however, that Ducati has designed the bike to be fully customisable for buyers, so you can take parts from any of the four versions to make a unique Scrambler to best suit your style.


Like we said, Ducati has blended the classic look with modern technology. The new Ducati Scrambler comes with ABS no matter what version you choose, and the beautiful new LCD display is featured on all versions as well. The rev counter goes anti-clockwise, as it did on the original, which is a neat nod to Ducati history. In keeping the bike fully customisable, Ducati had to find ways to simplify the bike. The results are a bespoke suspension and frame, new 10 spoke wheels and easily removable and interchangeable parts across this hugely flexible motorbike.

Original image by Decio "desmodex"

Original image by Decio “desmodex”

If you’re looking for a contemporary take on a popular classic, Ducati Motorcycles has shown us how it’s done. And with the price tag starting at £6895, the new Ducati Scrambler is the most affordable Ducati bike on the market.

Got your heart set on this mighty fine motorbike, but need some help finding the funds? Head on over to our dedicated motorcycle finance page. We specialise in getting you on the back on of the bike you want through a financing plan that works for you. Try our online loan calculator today for an instant quote.

About The Author

Jon Le Roux is co-founder and company director of The Car Loan Warehouse. Being a mad engineering and motorsport enthusiast, I spend more hours than is healthy, watching, reading or talking about cars, boats, motorbikes…..basically anything with an engine.