Ducati is now offering a Scrambler Urban Motard, a new model, along with the Scrambler 1100 Tribute PRO, two new variants amongst a host that the Bologna-based firm is unveiling as part of the pre-EICMA reveal. This follows on from the Multistrada V2, the replacement for the MS 950, unveiled a fortnight ago.
The Tribute model is a ‘homage’ to the firm’s first twin-cylinder engine while the Urban Motard is targeted towards younger buyers. In total, there are now 10 Scramblers to choose from, with V-twin engines ranging in size from 800 to 1100cc.
The 1100 Tribute PRO is the fourth in the PRO line-up, and harks back to the GT 750 of 1971, the first Ducati to get a twin-cylinder engine fifty years ago. There was one in our area and as a high school kid I recall the noise as being distinctive and stirring, and the look exotic. Nothing much has changed then in half a century.
Resplendent in ‘Giallo Ocra’ yellow livery, the Tribute PRO features a Giugiaro-penned Ducati logo and typeface typical of its time, along with a tan seat, black trellis frame and black detailing for the wire wheels.
This twin gets a bit more capacity than the original, the 1079cc engine producing 64kW at 7500rpm and peak torque of 92Nm arriving at a useful 4750rpm. Safety items include three riding modes, Ducati TC and a circular headlamp with LED elements.
The Urban Motard borrows styling cues from the Hypermotard. Red and whilte paint supposedly reminds of early Ducati MotoGP machinery. Utilising elements of the Nightshift and Desert Sled Scrambler models, the UM gets a side-mounted number plate panel, flat seat and beaked front mudguard.
Beneath the tank is the brand’s 803cc L-twin engine producing 54kW at 8250rpm and 67Nm from 5750rpm. The Urban Motard is designed to be equally adept at both on- and off-road work.
Both of these new entrants come with the Ducati Multimedia System, allowing easy smartphone integration, and a USB socket under the seat for device charging.
Alternative seats, tank panels and exhausts are just some of the accessory items available for both models. They go on sale in November overseas, where they will also be available as detuned variants for A2 licence holders.