Ducati EICMA 2016- Scrambler Cafe Racer, Scrambler Desert Sled debuts

2017 Scrambler models

Ducati has revealed their much awaited, new Scrambler models at the 2016 EICMA show, Milan. The Scrambler Cafe Racer and Desert Sled will open up new segments for the brand.

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Ducati Scrambler Cafe Racer

2017 Ducati Scrambler Cafe racer

The Ducati Scrambler Cafe Racer is definitely the better looking of the two new bikes and is much removed from the original Scrambler brand. It gets coffee black and gold paint scheme, providing that classic Café feel.

Other changes include new seats, 17” front wheel, clip-on handlebars, bar-end mirrors and removable seat cowl at rear. Its seat height has been raised to 805mm.

Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled

2017 Ducati Scrambler Desert sled

Unlike its Uraban Enduro variant, the Desert Sled model brings some proper off-roading to the Scrambler brand. The bike has been completely upgraded to meet needs of the segment.

The new Scrambler Desert Sled gets reinforced tubular frame and redesigned swingarm to better channel the excessive stress as a result of off-road use. Obviously suspension travel has increased and fully adjustable KYB units are provided at front and rear.

All the changes have pushed the seat height to an impressive 860mm. Moto-cross styled handlebar and fatter foot pegs further improve the off-road ergonomics.

Powering both the bikes will continue to be the same 803 cc, L-Twin, Desmodromic distribution, 2 valves per cylinder, air cooled mill producing 75bhp of maximum power.

Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled, Café Racer price


Ducati Scramble Desert Sled Red £9,395 (Rs. 7.76 lakh)
Ducati Scramble Desert Sled White £9,495 (Rs. 7.84 lakh)
Ducati Scramble Café Racer £9,395 (Rs. 7.76 lakh


Pre-launch Report

Ducati is all set to debut two new models based on their Scrambler brand, at the upcoming EICMA show, Milan. Prior to this, the manufacturer has released teaser videos of each bike.

Ducati Intermot 2016

Ducati Scramble Café Racer (CR)

The Ducati Scrambler Café Racer is pretty much what its name suggests- a café racer version of the Scrambler. Though the teaser doesn’t reveal much, expect typical scrambler traits, single round headlamp, bullet fairing and a flat seat.

Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled (DS)


The Desert Sled is an Off-road centric Scrambler model, which will debut alongside the Cafe Racer. It had been spied earlier and comes with high mounted front mudguard, single round headlamps, long travel suspension, among other features. The design is however not much removed from the existing models.

The same 803cc air-cooled v-twin engine will continue to churn out power on both the motorcycles.

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