Two More Models Are Added To The Ducati Scrambler Line-up!
Two new models added to the lineup make choosing a Ducati Scrambler even harder than it was before.
“You know what, we could do with a few more Ducati Scrambler models,” – said no one ever. But here they are anyway: two new Scrambler variants have been added to the roster. Not content with having a separate Scrambler model for every single day of the year, Ducati have gone and put two more on the list. The “Mach 2.0” and the new “Full Throttle” editions have just been unveiled at the Wheels & Waves festival down ol’ Biarritz way down in France. It’s actually one of our favorite events on the calendar, and it usually throws us some outstanding customs, and a few interesting manufacturer gems too.
In the past, we’ve seen surprising offerings from and Honda, but first to roll into the spotlight for 2017’s festival, are these two machines from Ducati. So, without further ado, let’s take a little look at the all new Mach 2.0 version first.
The Ducati Scrambler Mach 2.0
If you’re looking for a Ducati Scrambler that’s not the , or the Urban Enduro, or the regular Scrambler, or the smaller version of the regular Scrambler, or the “Icon” version of the regular Scrambler, or a scrambled egg, or even a proper Triumph Scrambler, then perhaps you’ll be tempted by this?
The Ducati Scrambler Mach 2.0 was designed and built with assistance from Roland Sands and features some rather nice equipment. It comes with low-slung style bars, a more flat-track inspired saddle, new cylinder head covers, a blacked out exhaust, some rather retro decals that are reminiscent of a Bell Cross Idol helmet – naturally available in the pre-requisite Ducati Scrambler owners apparel catalog – and it actually looks pretty damn cool, all joking aside.
Here’s what the wonderful marketing spiel nonsense from Ducati to click your tongue and roll your eyes at: “Inspiration for the name of this latest Scrambler version comes from a bike that made Ducati – and motorcycling – history in the ’60s. Back in 1965, in fact, the Mach 1 250 was launched: a classic of its day that mounted the same engine as the Scrambler 250 of the time. Needless to say, the choice of name stems from its association with speed and movement: ‘Mach’, in fact, is the unit of measure for supersonic speeds.”
The Ducati Scrambler Full Throttle
Next on the list, Ducati have decided to update their Full Throttle for next year, and this one is extra special because it has a checkerboard pattern on the tank. And that makes it go faster or something. Apart from that, it also comes with a sporty new exhaust, a black base color on the front mudguard and the tank, and that’s about it. Oh yeah, there’s some yellow on the seat, so that’ll probably push the price up by a good three grand in comparison to the stock model – that’s a joke by the way. And actually, despite the jibes, there’s nothing at all wrong with the Scrambler platform.
In fact, by adding more models to the roster, Ducati are really showing how versatile the platform is – and they don’t need to do that, because the sales figures speak for themselves. However, too much choice can be a bad thing, and I really hope that Ducati’s addition of even more options doesn’t hurt their sales in the long run.