The Ducati Scrambler
There have been few model releases in recent times with the degree of hype that accompanied the new Scrambler from Ducati. Perhaps this mighty teaser campaign was necessary prior to the release due to the fact that the new model was not – as many had speculated – a brand new big single perhaps developed from the legendary Supermono – but a conventional L-twin using the tried and proven engine that powers the smaller Ducati Monsters. The Scrambler’s engine was developed from the Monster 796, but with tweaks such as different camshafts and a single 50mm throttle body (with separate injectors for each cylinder) instead of the Monster’s twin units, designed for better low speed tractability. However somewhere along the way, the 796 Monster’s power output of 87hp/64kW has dropped to 75hp/55kW, with torque down from 78Nm to 68Nm. Like the Monsters, the Scramblers have a minimalistic approach to just about everything; there is but a single instrument, mounted on the right side of the headlamp, which shows speed and engine revolutions, but not which gear you’re in nor the fuel level.
Lower handlebars and slip-on twin outlet Termignoni mufflers distinguish the Full Throttle.