First ride: Ducati Scrambler (video)

First ride: Ducati Scrambler (video)

Ducati’s eagerly anticipated Scrambler is being launched today in sunny California in the hands of Senior Road Tester Adam Child. Here’s what Adam had to say about the all new Ducati.

“We’ve flown all the way to sunny California to test ride Ducati’s all new Scrambler. We’ve been given the chance to ride the new Icon model which will cost £6995 when it arrives in the UK early next year.

“Each model shares the same 803cc air-cooled V-Twin from the 796 Ducati Monster. The bore and stroke remain the same but the valve overlap has been reduced which should smooth out the power delivery. Ducati are quoting 75bhp at 8250 rpm and 5.2ftlb of torque at 5750 rpm.

“Each model also shares the same twin spar trellis frame and the same suspension, inverted 41mm front forks and a side mounted single rear shock, both adjustable for preload only and produced by Kayaba.

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