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Why The All-New Retro-Inspired Ducati Scrambler Is The Motorcycle For You

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Ducati finally revealed it’s much-anticipated 2015 Scrambler today at the INTERMOT (international motorcycle, scooter and e-bike fair) show in Germany and from what we’ve seen so far, it’s just the bike you’ve been waiting for. The all new Ducati Scrambler embodies everything that was right in the 60’s and 70’s motorcycle culture and pulls a strong influence from the original Ducati Scrambler that was produced between 1962 and 1974. Fast forward 50 years, Ducati has given the new Scrambler a complete makeover starting with a state-of-the-art LED headlight, the tried-and-true trellis frame, and Ducati’s famous SOHC v-twin power plant. The 803cc engine is tuned to deliver a worthy 75hp at 8250 rpm with 50.2 lb ft of torque at just 5750 rpm making it a perfect urban rider. The fuel tank maintains its unique two-tone insert look, lack of hydraulic clutch and ride-by-wire give the cockpit a clean and classic feel, and the seat is still as spacious as the original providing ample room for your special someone. Here's a few studio shots of the thing in different color combos...




And are a few shots of the bike in action...





So why does all this make the new Ducati Scrambler the perfect bike for you? Despite the awesomely cool retro styling, lightweight components, reliability, and torque of the famous Ducati v-twin motor, how about the $8,495 starting price tag? That’s right, $8,495. For sub-$9,000 you can have a shiny new Ducati in your stable. Unfortunately, you’ll have to wait until January to pick up your new retro beauty from the dealer but something tells us it will be well worth the wait.

Sean Foyil is the expert behind MotoJockey, a lifestyle motorcycle blog.