Ducati overnight unveiled two new models for its 2022 Scrambler Ducati range, each with a very different target audience.
Announced in the second of Ducati's online world premiers this month, the first, the Scrambler 1100 Tribute Pro is designed to pay homage to the iconic Ducati air-cooled twin-cylinder engine, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year after its original 1971 debut, while the funky Scrambler Urban Motard is aimed at attracting ever-younger riders to the Ducati family.
Set to arrive in New Zealand dealers in the second quarter of 2022 (between April and June), the two new Scramblers are priced at $19,595 for the Scrambler Urban Motard and $22,295 for the Scrambler Tribute Pro.
As the name suggests, the Scrambler Tribute Pro joins the established 1100cc Pro range and features the same 1,079 cc engine. Claimed power figures are 86hp of power at 7,500 rpm and a torque value of 90Nm at 4,750 pm
For the Tribute Pro, Ducati's designers were inspired by iconic Ducati elements of the 1970s, such as the special "Giallo Ocra" livery, the Ducati logo of the time designed by Giugiaro and the spoked wheels, which are black and integrate perfectly with the tones of the celebratory livery. Further distinctive stylistic details are represented by the circular rear-view mirrors and the brown seat with dedicated stitching.
The Ducati Scrambler Urban Motard, on the other hand, is powered by Ducati's 803cc L-twin engine with desmodromic distribution. This delivers 73 hp of power at 8,250 rpm and 65Nm of torque at 5,750 rpm, with Ducati claiming the bike offers brilliant performance that never becomes intimidating for the rider.
Leaning into the Motard name, the Urban Motard comes equipped with 17-inch spoked wheels at both ends (rather than the traditional 19/17 combo), a high front mudguard, flat seat and side number plates, all of which are perfectly integrated into the Ducati Scrambler design. Colour options include Star White Silk and Ducati GP '19 Red and come complete with exclusive graphics inspired by the world of street art and metropolitan graffiti.
Ducati has chosen to equip all Ducati and Scrambler Ducati models with Cornering ABS, which guarantees high levels of safety even when braking with the bike at an angle.
The models are also designed for the Ducati Multimedia System (DMS), which enables a
smartphone to be connected to the bike via Bluetooth, while the USB socket positioned under the seat is standard.