The 2018 Ducati Scrambler Icon has been introduced with a host of different makeovers.
Updates include a new aluminium side panels, headlights, flatter seat, renewed suspension setup, and many more.
The new Scrambler Icon will be available starting November in two colours; Atomic Tangerine and Classic ’62 Yellow.
From the ‘Land of Joy’ comes the latest addition into the Ducati Scrambler family that is the updated 2019 Ducati Scrambler Icon. The latest Ducati Scrambler makeover is now more contemporary, comfortable, and safe in a more affordable and essential middleweight bike package.
Although the Scrambler Icon has been updated for 2019, the perfect mix of tradition and innovation from the latest ‘Joyvolution’ series still retains the very essence of riding excitement which is the simple combination of two wheels, a wide handlebar, and a simple yet powerful engine all mixed together with specs such as cornering ABS and more.
The new makeover for the 2019 Ducati Scrambler Icon starts with a new aluminium side panels which are now beefier to match with the bike’s teardrop fuel tank and headlights. Speaking of headlights, the Icon has been fitted with a brand new unit which comes with a Daytime Running Lights (DRL) placed on the outer rim which is inspired by its bigger and more powerful sibling, the 2018 Ducati Scrambler 1100.
New LED indicators have been installed with automatic turn-off capability further highlights the bike’s modern touch to its retro appeal. Another major update is its new switchgears which are now more ergonomic for fellow riders to scroll the Icon’s LCD instrument menu, which now includes a fuel lever indicator.
As for the overall riding experience, Ducati took the new Scrambler addition and gave it a good boost with wide handlebars, new flat seat, and a renewed suspension set-up for a more comfortable and relaxed riding position. Thanks to its low weight (189kg wet) and low centre of gravity, great handling is always on offer with its 10-spoke light alloy wheels (18-inch front, 17-inch rear) wrapped with Pirelli MT 60 RS beefy rubbers.
Other updates include:
- Softer-feel hydraulic clutch control
- Adjustable levers
- Ducati Multimedia System
- Upgraded instrumentation
- New gear change lever
- Off-road type rear brake lever
This new generation of Scrambler Icon carries a 803cc L-Twin Desmodue engine with new black cylinder heads and brushed aluminium fins which has been redesigned for a smoother acceleration throughout the rev range. The Euro4-compliant engine produces 73hp @ 8,250rpm and 67Nm torque @ 5,750rpm where all the power is sent down to its rear wheel via a 6-speed gearbox.
Other notable specs include:
- Front 41mm Kayaba upside-down forks
- Rear Kayaba shock with pre-load adjustability
- Front 330mm disc, radial 4-piston calliper with Bosch Cornering ABS
- Rear 245mm disc, 1-piston floating calliper with Bosch Cornering ABS
The 2019 Ducati Scrambler Icon is available in two different colour options; Atomic Tangerine and Classic ’62 Yellow. Both come with a black frame and seat with grey trims. Availability of purchase will start this November. To know more, head over to www.scramblerducati.com.