The new Ducati Scrambler Sixty2

Ducati's new 399cc Scrambler

HERE'S Ducati's new 399cc Scrambler Sixty2, which has just been unveiled in Milan. 

Its Desmodromic air-cooled L-Twin engine is derived from the Scrambler Icon and makes a claim 41hp at 8,750 rpm and 25lbft torque at 7,750 rpm.

Fuelling is handled by a single 50mm throttle body with two sub-butterfly injectors. It's a new bike, so it's Euro 4 approved and has a low-slung two-into-one exhaust. Service intervals are every 7,500 miles.

Claimed dry weight is 167kg dry.

Ducati is hoping the Sixty2 will increase the accessibility of the Scrambler range.

It comes with Brembo brakes and ABS as standard, costs £6,450 and will be available in the following colours:

'Atomic Tangerine' with black frame and black seat, 'Ocean Grey' with black frame and black seat, 'Shining Black' with black frame and black seat.

Ducati lists some of its other features as: 

  • Steel teardrop fuel tank with dedicated design
  • Dedicated adhesive logo
  • Traditional stanchion fork
  • Newly designed front mudguard
  • Classically designed steel swingarm
  • Exhaust with all-new pipe layout and black silencer cover
  • Rear wheel with 160/60 x 17’’ tyre o Round rear view mirrors
  • High plate holder

Ducati said in a press release:

The new Ducati Scrambler Sixty2 doesn't just extend the range on offer from the new Ducati brand. It opens the way for a new two-wheel segment that meets the requirements of those seeking an accessible bike that is easy to handle and has low running costs but not wanting to miss out on the unique Scrambler spirit: fun and sharing of positive emotion. 

Sixty2 is a Scrambler inspired by youth street culture, skateboards, street food, pop music and, above all, the pop art that, back in 1962 (the year the very first Ducati Scrambler was launched), was taking the United States by storm. That's why the Sixty2, the most "popular" Scrambler ever, is already a "pop icon".

With the Sixty2, the highly expressive Ducati Scrambler design takes on a fresh look thanks to a slim steel tank with dedicated graphics and logos. This makes the Sixty2 immediately recognisable, as do its three exclusive colours: Atomic Tangerine, Ocean Grey and Shining Black.

Anti-conformist, affordable and essential, the Sixty2 once again provides that perfect Ducati Scrambler mix of tradition and modernity, a mix now closer than ever to the essence of motorcycling: two wheels, wide handlebars, a simple engine and tons of fun. 

User-friendly and even more affordable - without compromising on Ducati style or quality - the Ducati Scrambler Sixty2 is a contemporary bike featuring genuine, top-class materials such as the steel on the new swingarm, the same material used to make the new teardrop tank and the frame. This quality metal has been combined with latest generation components such as the front and rear LED lights and LCD instruments.

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