Ducati has updated its Scrambler lineup today, with the introduction of the Scrambler 800 Urban Motard. Priced at Rs 11.49 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi), the more “city-friendly” scrambler slots right in between the Italian marquee’s lineup consisting of the Icon, Icon Dark, Nightshift and the Desert Sled.
So, what’s different here? As the name suggests, the Urban Motard gets both the ‘Urban’ and ‘Motrad’ elements, with a dual-tone shade and sporty graphics along with a high-mounted beak-like front mudguard, seen on the Hypermotard. This is in addition to other Scrambler elements like a flat seat, a low aluminium handlebar and a side number plate.
Features on offer here include all-LED lighting and an offset LCD instrument cluster which has been a trademark for the company’s Scrambler models. Then there’s a USB charging port, which is tucked in under the seat. What’s interesting here though is the addition of interchangeable aluminium side panels.
Powering the motorcycle is the same 803cc air-cooled, L-Twin motor, which makes 73PS of power and 66.2Nm of torque, mated to a 6-speed transmission unit. The Urban Motard is built on a tubular steel trellis frame, which is suspended on 41mm Kayaba USD forks and a mono-shock unit at the back. Braking and safety here are handled by a 330mm disc at the front and a 245mm disc at the rear, aided by a dual-channel ABS system.
The Ducati Scrambler 800 Urban Motard goes up against the likes of the Triumph Street Scrambler, BMW R nineT Scrambler and the Harley Davidson Sportster S.
Commenting on the launch, Bipul Chandra, Managing Director, Ducati India said, “The Scrambler Urban Motard is a motorcycle created for the Ducatisti to experience the urban environment in a fun and energetic way. The original livery of the bike is inspired by the world of street art and metropolitan graffiti, and it can’t go unnoticed thanks to its unmatched style and sporty character. The Scrambler Urban Motard is one distinctive machine in the Scrambler line up and we are happy to introduce it to our riding community!”
( Image credits: Ducati India )