This motorcycle is a modern interpretation of the legendary Café Racer from the 1960's that triggered a motorcycle revolution. We're very confident that with the Ducati Scrambler Café Racer, we will successfully bring the global cultural phenomenon to India as well.
Here's an overview of the newly launched Italian motorcycle.
Design And Looks: The Scrambler Café Racer is designed to have the retro styled looks of early 1960's. The motorcycle is a mix of modern technology with an old school design. The motorcycle has those bar end rear mirrors, low clip on handlebar, single seat with a rear seat cowl and high set foot pegs. Though the bike shares most of of the equipment with the Scrambler Classic and others, the way in which other parts are designed sets the motorcycle in a class apart.
The front end of the bike looks familiar and similar to a KTM Duke 390 with USD forks, 10 spoke alloys and a left side placed front disc brake. The sides look irresistible to any retro motorcycle lover, with the single seat with a rear cowl and a side number plate doing its job perfectly well. The rear section is minimal with integrated pillion grab rail under the seat, just in case if one wishes to remove the seat cowl. The rear tyre gets a plastic tyre hugger which has the number plate mounts on it.
Engine And Performance: The Scrambler Café Racer is powered by the same liquid cooled 803cc Desmodromic L twin engine, common to the Scrambler siblings. The motor produces 73 hp at 8,250 rpm and 67 Nm of torque at 5,750 rpm respectively. The motor is fueled by EFI via 50mm throttle bodies. The motorcycle has a conventional 6 speed transmission and a APTC wet multiplate mechanical clutch unit. The bike gets a Termignoni stainless steel exhaust system, with aluminum covers on top donning a matte black shade.
Brakes, Suspension And Chassis: The bike has a similar Tubular steel trellis frame with engine as the stress member. The front end is suspended by a 41mm Kayaba USD fork while the rear gets a Kayaba mono shock which is fully preload adjustable. Braking duties are carried out by a 330mm semi floating disc up front with a radially mounted Monobloc Brembo M4-32 4 piston caliper. The rear end has a 245mm disc with a single piston caliper. Anti lock braking system (ABS) by Bosch comes as a standard package. The wheels are 17 inch light weight alloys with 10 spokes, at both ends. The motorcycle has no electronic rider aids except for the ABS. Final Impressions:
The Ducati Scrambler Café Racer is launched with a price tag of Rs. 9,32,000 (Ex showroom, India). Though the price seems to be a bit higher for a motorcycle of this kind, the retro and old school lovers would surely get their priorities sorted. The looks of this motorcycle is so deceiving that it could probably become the best selling model among the other Scrambler siblings. Ducati is also offering loads of additional accessories and apparels. The motorcycle comes only with a single colour option, Black coffee with golden colored alloy wheels.
By: Aravind Rb.