Having unveiled it at the EICMA Motorcycle Show last year, Ducati India has introduced the 2019 Scrambler range in the country. The 2019 Ducati Scrambler line-up is priced from ₹ 7.89 lakh for the base Icon variant, while the Cafe Racer is priced at ₹ 9.78 lakh. The Scrambler Desert Sled is priced at ₹ 9.93 lakh and the Full Throttle is priced at ₹ 8.92 lakh (all prices, ex-showroom India). The 2019 Scrambler gets a host of improvements over the outgoing version including cosmetic changes and better ride-ability, while the bikes will continue to come to India as Completely Built Units (CBU) from Thailand.
The 2019 Ducati Scrambler range gets its first comprehensive update. The bike looks nearly identical to the existing version, however, a closer look would reveal the changes. This includes the new LED daytime running lights within the retro round headlamp, while the digital instrument console now comes with a fuel gauge and a gear indicator, as part of a much need update. The bike also gets improved switchgear borrowed from the Scrambler 1100 that adds a premium touch, lighter clutch assembly and adjustable levers. The seat cushion has been replaced and gets a new seat material as well for a comfier ride.
That said, the big change on the 2019 Ducati Scrambler range is a softer suspension set-up that brings a more pliant ride quality over the predecessor. Ducati says the suspension set-up does not affect the handling, and that’s reassuring. A big addition is the inclusion of cornering ABS.
Power on the 2019 Ducati Scrambler range continues to come from the same 803 cc L-Twin, air-cooled engine that is tuned to produce 73 bhp and 67 Nm of peak torque. The motor is paired with a 6-speed gearbox.
The 2019 Ducati Scrambler has been one of the most successful models for the brand in India and globally too. The brand has over 500 Scrambler owners in India since 2015. The new model range lock horns against the Triumph Scrambler in the segment.
The Correspondent Bureau with inputs from agencies