Kaori heads to Brisbane for the Ducati Next Gen Tour to check out the updated Scrambler range. Check out all the info and pricing for the new models below... Photography: Ducati ANZ.

The new Ducati Scrambler range has arrived in Australia with the Scrambler Next-Gen Tour in Brisbane. Taking place at the Crystalbrook Vincent Hotel under the iconic Story Bridge, the new Scrambler was unveiled to the media as we got first peak at the updated model…

We jetted out to Brisbane to check out the new Ducati Scrambler range!

We jetted out to the Crystalbrook Vincent Hotel in Brisbane to check out the new Ducati Scrambler range!

The Ducati “Next-Gen” tour has taken the new model Scramber all around the world as they unveil them to the media in London, Milan, Munich, Paris, Madrid, Vienna, Tokyo and Mexico. Landing in at Brisbane gave us some insight into this new model from the Scrambler side of the Ducati brand.



Ducati ANZ Director, Sergi Canovas, “Scrambler for us has always been about celebrating the joy of riding and a sense of unrivalled self expression. Being able to present this new bike, under the stars and the amazing Story Bridge and surrounded by the incredible art of Vincent Fantauzzo, is the perfect way to launch the new Scrambler Ducati here in Australia,



The events around the world had a heap of activities to show that Ducati is here to have fun with their new Scrambler. The surf sessions in Munich and Madrid, the augmented reality experience in Milan and Mexico, the musical performances in London and Paris, the fashion show in Tokyo and finally, some minigolf matches that made the stage in Vienna unique.

The main difference is the all-new styling that Ducati say they've "hit the fast-forward button" on. With three new styles heading to Australian shores, Icon, Full Throttle and Nightshift.

The main difference is the all-new styling that Ducati say they’ve “hit the fast-forward button” on. With three new styles heading to Australian shores, Icon, Full Throttle and Nightshift.

We had Kaori Asakami at the event, where the media were briefed on all the new components of the 2024 Scrambler. The main difference is the all-new styling that Ducati say they’ve “hit the fast-forward button” on. With three new styles heading to Australian shores, Icon, Full Throttle and Nightshift.

You can expect the Scramblers on the showroom floors from a rideaway price of $18,000 rideaway.

You can expect the Scramblers on the showroom floors from a rideaway price of $18,000 rideaway.

Check out the gallery and full tech talk on these new models below. You can expect the Scramblers on the showroom floors from a rideaway price of $18,000 rideaway.



Main standard equipment

2023 Ducati Scrambler Icon.

Scrambler Icon
Colours

  • 62 Yellow, Thrilling Black, Ducati Red

Equipment

  • Teardrop steel tank with new customizable plastic covers
  • New 4.3in TFT instrumentation
  • Double beam steel trellis frame with bolted rear sub-frame
  • New distribution covers
  • New exhaust
  • New cast aluminium swingarm
  • New 18in spoke alloy wheels at the front and 17in at the rear
  • Headlight with DRL
  • Rear light with LED technology
  • LED turn indicators
  • Two Riding Modes (Road and Wet)
  • Two-channel ABS Cornering as standard
  • Traction control
  • Quick-shifter ready
  • New lighter eight-disc clutch with hydraulic clutch control
  • Ducati Multimedia System ready
  • 803cc air-cooled L-twin engine
  • Radiator cover and aluminium frame
  • Low weight (170kg dry) and low centre of gravity
  • Pirelli MT 60 RS tyres
  • Under-seat compartment with USB socket

2023 Ducati Scrambler Full Throttle.

Scrambler Full Throttle
Colours

  • Red GP 19 / Dark Stealth

Equipment. Like Icon, plus:

  • Side number plates
  • Sporty front mudguard and tail without mudguard
  • Sump guard
  • Low handlebar
  • Dedicated livery and saddle
  • Termignoni homologated silencer
  • Ducati Performance direction indicators
  • Quick-shifter DQS

2023 Ducati Scrambler Nightshift.

Scrambler Nightshift
Colours

  • Nebula Blue

Equipment. Like Icon, plus:

  • Side number plates
  • Sporty front mudguard and tail without mudguard
  • Spoked wheels
  • Low handlebar
  • Bar-end mirrors
  • Dedicated livery and saddle
  • Ducati Performance direction indicators



New Scrambler Range Tech Talk

The front headlight, now full LED, retains the iconic “X”, which has been redesigned and applied to the exterior of the lens. The design of the rear light remains full LED as are the turn signals. The steel tank has been redesigned and equipped with an interchangeable cover that, along with the fenders and details on the headlamp, gives the bike its colour and allows easy, quick but complete customisation. Anodized aluminium covers below the tank complete the renewed design of the front of the bike. The new instrumentation includes a 4.3-inch colour TFT cluster and dedicated HMI.

Familiar shape and style with a modern flavour. The popular Scrambler has received some styling updates for 2023.

Familiar shape and style with a modern flavour. The popular Scrambler has received some styling updates for 2023.

A key element of the Ducati Scrambler’s personality, the twin-cylinder Desmodue engine has new clutch and alternator covers featuring the “X” logo, while the belt covers now have a more refined shape. The exhaust has also been evolved in its shape.



The new Ducati Scrambler has also been lightened by 4kg. The chassis is all new and makes an important contribution to the bike’s overall weight reduction. The trellis frame has been updated and lightened. The swingarm is new and is now combined with the shock repositioned towards the centre of the bike. The engine has also undergone some updates that has reduced its weight. Finally, the rear frame is now separate from the main frame.



There is a slightly increased steering angle that Ducati state contributes to ease of use both in manoeuvring and in city traffic, newly designed wheels add to that (18in and 17in sizes at the front and rear respectively). The Desmodue engine is about 2.5kg lighter than the previous generation, and is now equipped with a new eight-disc clutch with a softer pull. The clutch is also more compact, which has made it possible to reduce the side encumbrance of its cover.

Riding improvements also come from a slightly increased steering angle that contributes to ease of use both in manoeuvring and in city traffic.

The new Scrambler is equipped with a bearing-mounted shift drum, which allows for smoother and more precise shifting.

The new Ducati Scrambler is equipped with a bearing-mounted shift drum, which allows for smoother and more precise shifting. The air-cooled, two-valve twin-cylinder engine has a maximum power output of 73hp. Ducati also say that the bike is even more fun and safer with the introduction of Ride by Wire throttle. This solution allows the adoption of Ducati Traction Control and to have two Riding Modes: Road and Wet. The latter, designed specifically for riding on wet surfaces, offers a smoother throttle response and a traction control calibration more oriented to stability and safety.



Standard equipment is completed by Cornering ABS. Thanks to the introduction of Ride by Wire, the new generation of Desmodue engine has the option to mount the Quick Shift up/down, standard equipment on the Full Throttle and available as an accessory on the rest of the range.

Standard equipment is completed by Cornering ABS, which is essential for making riding even safer.

Standard equipment is completed by Cornering ABS, which is essential for making riding even safer.

Also available as an accessory is the Ducati Multimedia System, which offers the ability to manage music and calls by connecting your smartphone to the bike.



Ducati Scrambler Icon
Ducati say the Icon version represents the Ducati Scrambler par excellence. The coloured tank portion is a replaceable cover, as the fenders, the tags on the wheels, and the little front headlight covers. The look of the Ducati Scrambler can adapt to all tastes with great ease.



In fact, the three standard colours (’62 Yellow, Thrilling Black and Ducati Red) are joined by six more, available as accessory kits, to dress up the new Ducati Scrambler Icon in nine different liveries. Available colours include Rio Celeste, Jade Green or Velvet Red.

The Ducati Scrambler Icon features a revised handlebar that is lower and closer to the rider, allowing more control over the bike.

The Icon features a revised handlebar that is lower and closer to the rider, allowing more control over the bike.

The Ducati Scrambler Icon features a revised handlebar that is lower and closer to the rider, allowing more control over the bike. The seat has been redesigned, with a more tapered and streamlined shape. Completing the design of this new generation of Icon are black under-seat side panels with Ducati Scrambler graphics.

The Ducati Scrambler Full Throttle is the sportiest proposal in the 2023 range and is inspired by U.S. flat track competitions.

The Ducati Scrambler Full Throttle is the sportiest proposal in the 2023 range and is inspired by U.S. flat trackers.

Ducati Scrambler Full Throttle
The Ducati Scrambler Full Throttle is the sportiest proposal in the 2023 range and is inspired by U.S. flat track competitions. The side number plates bear the number 62 (1962 was the debut year of the first Ducati Scrambler), along with the skid plate they define a decidedly grittier aesthetic.



The Full Throttle’s sporty character is underlined by the sport-look seat cover, the dedicated livery in GP19 Red/Dark Stealth, and the black finish of the exhaust heat shields and front side covers. A shorter front fender, a tail without a rear fender, red tags on the alloy wheels, a street-legal Termignoni silencer, Ducati Performance LED turn signals and standard Quick Shift up/down complete the package. Also available as an accessory is the Rosso GP19 seat cover, which gives the bike a sporty single-seat look. Even the riding position, thanks to a variable section handlebar compared to the Icon version, changes and becomes sportier.

The most elegant among the updated models in the Ducati Scrambler 2023 range is the Nightshift, distinguished by more classic and refined details.

The most elegant among the updated models in the 2023 range is the Nightshift, distinguished by more classic details.

Ducati Scrambler Nightshift
The most elegant among the updated models in the Ducati Scrambler 2023 range is the Nightshift, distinguished by more classic and refined details, such as the seat, in Café Racer style, stitched and in the dark leather shade.



Ducati Scrambler Nightshift, like the Full Throttle, features side number plates, a minimal front fender, no rear fender, black finishes for the aluminium aesthetic details, as well as compact LED turn signals*. Nebula Blue colouring and spoked wheels, now completely black, make the Nightshift decidedly sophisticated in appearance, flat-set variable-section handlebar and bar-end mirrors, also in café racer style, complete the look.


Ducati Scrambler Launch Gallery






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