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2019 Ducati Scrambler coming to India next week

Written by Nizam Shaikh

Italian premium motorcycle brand Ducati had unveiled their updated version of the Scrambler back in September 2018. The new Scrambler Icon 800 was due for a launch in 2019. The Scrambler Icon features few cosmetic changes and a few tech upgrades.

The 2019 Ducati Scrambler Icon gets a new LED headlight with LED daytime running lights and auto-off LED turn indicator. The instrument console on the bike is an LCD unit which now displays fuel level and gear position. The switch gear is also more premium and ergonomic to make scrolling through the information easier. The 2019 Ducati Scrambler gets a wider handlebar, flat seats and also a new suspension set up.

Also, the weight has been slightly reduced and low centre of gravity is maintained to aid better handling. The most important tech enhancement is that the new 2019 Ducati Scrambler now comes with a Bosch 9.1MP cornering ABS. The 2019 Ducati Scrambler also gets new re-designed aluminium side panels, machine finished rims, black painted engine and brushed cylinder heads.

The 2019 Scrambler Icon will be available in Classic Yellow and a new Atomic Tangerine colour options.

The motor on the Icon is an L-Twin, Desmodromic distribution, 2-valves per cylinder, air-cooled with an engine displacement of 803cc producing 73 HP of power @ 8250 RPM and 67 Nm of torque @ 5750 RPM coupled to a 6-speed transmission and a hydraulically controlled slipper and self-servo assisted wet multi-plate clutch.

The chassis is a tubular steel trellis frame and it rides on an upside down 41mm Kayaba unit on the front and a pre-load adjustable rear shock. The brakes are 330mm disc with 4-piston radially mounted calipers on the front and 245mm disc with a single-piston floating caliper on the rear and comes equipped with Bosch Cornering ABS as standard.

The updated Ducati Scrambler Icon will go on sale in India on 26th April 2019 along with the other variants like the Desert Sled and Café Racer and another variant ‘Full Throttle’ coming soon.

The current Scrambler Icon is priced at INR 7.28 lakh ex-showroom, Delhi. With the new upgraded equipment, it is expected that Ducati will possibly charge nearly INR 50,000 more over this price tag.