Again in September 2018, Ducati first unveiled the up to date Scrambler Icon 800 for 2019. It options beauty tweaks, tech, and options as a part of the replace. This mannequin will go on sale in India on April 26, together with different variants of the 800, just like the Desert Sled and the Café Racer. Ducati has discontinued the City Enduro worldwide, however the different variant – Full Throttle – will likely be launched in India at a later date.
One of many greatest modifications on the brand new Scrambler Icon is the addition of cornering ABS, which, as Ducati explains, permits “you to make a panic cease whereas at full lean, with out crashing.” Apparently, it will make the Scrambler Icon essentially the most reasonably priced mannequin in India to function this tech. The bike additionally will get 10-spoke alloy wheels that look like borrowed from its bigger sibling – the Scrambler 1100. Ducati has opted to equip the Scrambler Icon with a flatter seat than earlier than, too.
Different modifications embody LED DRLs, some revisions to the instrument cluster (gasoline gauge and equipment indicator), extra premium switchgear, revised facet panels, exhaust muffler and a brushed end on the engine casing. Different mechanical modifications embody a hydraulic clutch management with adjustable levers, each of that are seen on the Scrambler 1100 as nicely. Lastly, the brand new Icon will be geared up with Ducati Multimedia System (Bluetooth connectivity) as an optionally available further. When paired, the display will present information like calls, messages and music data. Ducati has added a brand new ‘atomic tangerine’ color to the Icon as nicely.
The outgoing Scrambler Icon is priced at Rs 7.28 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) and, for all the brand new gear, Ducati may probably cost you an additional Rs 30,000-40,000. We may even see the corporate shock us like they did with the Scrambler 1100 and worth the 800 extra competitively. A transfer like this may additionally not hinder the recognition of this bike. To provide you an concept of its reputation, the corporate bought 55,000 models worldwide of the Scrambler vary since its debut round 4 years in the past.