×

Ducati Goes Bonkers With Its Scrambler Range

  • by
  • Nov 5, 2019
  • Views : 6592

The Italian bike maker unveiled two new bikes, an adventure tourer and a supermoto that’s based on the current Scrambler range

  • The first concept is an off-road inspired Dakar bike called the Desert X. 
  • It uses the Scrambler 1100 as its base.
  • The second concept known as the Ducati Motard is based on the Scrambler 800 platform. 

Italian bike maker Ducati unveiled a whole gamut of bikes as part of its 2020 lineup. It also had a surprise stored away for all Ducati enthusiasts in the form of new concepts based on the Scrambler range. The prototype models for these bikes have finally been unveiled at EICMA 2019. 

Also Read: 2020 World Ducati Premiere Roundup

The first concept is an off-road inspired Dakar bike called the Desert X that uses the Scrambler 1100 as its base. It takes its design cues from the iconic Cagiva 1980s Paris-Dakar rally bike and features a modern half fairing, LED lights, an engine cowl, a windscreen and additional fuel tanks incorporated into the rear panels. From the looks of it, the bike employs a 19-inch front and 17-inch rear wheel configuration, gets a single-seat setup, a luggage rack, knuckle guards and a new upswept exhaust for better water wading capabilities. Aside from this, the bike also gets a full digital instrument console knuckle guards.

Also Read: We Get Up Close With Ducati’s Streetfighter V4

While the manufacturer hasn’t revealed any official specs, we do know that the bike will be powered by Ducati’s Desmodromic 1079cc L-Twin motor. In its current state of tune, the motor is capable of belting out 85.65PS of power at 7500rpm and 88Nm of peak torque at 4750rpm. As is with most new bikes, expect the Desert X to be Euro5 compliant.

The second prototype that was unveiled is the Ducati Motard which uses the Scrambler 800 as its base. The supermoto features raised fenders, race-style number board and semi-slick tyres. Ducati says it will be powered by the same 803cc, L-Twin motor producing 73PS and 67Nm seen on the Scrambler Icon.

The Italian manufacturer plans to tap into different genres using its comprehensive Scrambler range. The production versions of these bikes are expected to be showcased at the Ducati World Premiere 2020.

Add Your Comments

Add your comment here
Submit
  • Alby | 2 months ago @ Ryan | I own a 1994 Elefant 900, been waiting for this since the intro of the Desert Sled. Looks good but I am vertically challenged so any sort of "real" dirt version is too tall for me. The OG Scrambler 800 feels a little small but for me the 1100 is just about right.I think they will probably ...Read More 1 Reply
    Ryan | 2 months ago @ Alby | Been holding off on a purchase to see what Ducati comes up with...the "Elefant" (yes I'm old enough to remember it) looks OK though a little "origami" body styled. I'm much more liking the style of the ...Read More I own a 1994 Elefant 900, been waiting for this since the intro of the Desert Sled. 0 Reply
    View all comments

Ducati Scrambler Alternatives