2018 Intermot: 2019 Ducati Scrambler 800 range unveiled

By autoX Editorial | on October 3, 2018

Updated versions of the 2019 Ducati Scrambler Full Throttle, Café Racer and Desert Sled have now been showcased

Just a few weeks back, Ducati took the wraps off the new Scrambler 800. During the time, the company only revealed the  Icon variant of the motorcycle. Now, at the on-going Intermot 2018 show in Germany, the bike maker has showcased the Full Throttle, Café Racer and the Desert Sled.

Just like the Scrambler 800 Icon, all of these variants come with LED lighting up front and self-cancelling LED turn indicators. Other changes include a digital console with a fuel gauge and gear position indicator. Ducati also claims that the switch-gear is now more ergonomic than before. Additionally, the Scrambler gets the Ducati Multimedia System that comes with Bluetooth connectivity. This feature displays calls, messages and music information on the dashboard. In terms of safety, all Scrambler 800s now come with cornering ABS, hydraulic clutch control and adjustable levers.

Aside from the aforementioned updates, all three variants get their own specific changes too. The Café Racer was always an awesome looking motorcycle, but the updates to the 2019 range only make it more attractive. To start with, it comes in a new Silver Ice Matte shade that makes it look absolutely stunning. Contrasting blue seat, frame and accents on either side of the tank further add to the cool quotient. To go with it, the Café Racer now gets spoke wheels with black rims and aluminium bar end mirrors.

The Desert Sled features some similar changes – contrasting red frame and grab handles for the pillion, spoke wheels with a black rim and a newly crafted seat. Ducati has also equipped the Desert Sled with an off-road riding mode, thanks to which riders can now switch off the ABS and enjoy some sideways action.

The Scrambler Full Throttle doesn’t have as many changes. It wears a two-tone black and yellow paint scheme and a redesigned rear section. Other changes to the Scrambler Full Throttle include a flatter handlebar and a dual exhaust.

At the heart, the Scrambler continues to have the same 803cc air-cooled L-twin powerplant that is good for 72bhp and 67Nm. This engine comes paired with a 6-speed transmission. Expect the 2019 range of Scrambler 800s to be launched in India in the second half of next year. When launched, it will demand a marginal premium over the model currently on sale.

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