Ducati | Scrambler Revolution 54

Just two years ago, when new Ducati Scrambler brand was launched, nobody would
have believed that today we would be here talking about a Scrambler Café Racer.
The Ducati Scrambler Café Racer is the Scrambler interpretation of the legendary
’60s bikes that triggered a motorcycling revolution. Free spirit and style: with
its “Black Coffee” colour scheme, the Ducati Scrambler Café Racer takes us from the
1960s all the way to today’s Land of Joy.
Back in the day, in London, a bold, forward-thinking group of young motorcyclists,
the “Ton–Up Boys” of the Rocker movement, began setting up their bikes to win the
sprint from one café to the next (each race was supposed to last as long as a Juke
Box single).
Since then, the Café Racer culture has gone on to become a global phenomenon.
The Ducati Scrambler world and Café Racer culture share a style that extends beyond
the bike to encompass apparel and accessories.
The Ducati Scrambler Café Racer thus broadens the scope of the Scrambler brand
which, now, for the first time, offers a fresh take on what was one of
motorcycling’s most influential movements.
This version has 17” wheels with Pirelli DIABLO™ ROSSO II tyres (120/70 ZR 17 at
the front and 180/55 ZR17 at the rear), a pivotal feature on this more-Scramblerthan-ever
version that provides plenty of scope for personalisation.
The Ducati Scrambler Café Racer is powered by the air and oil-cooled twin-cylinder
Desmodue engine taken from the Icon, EURO 4-compliant and with black-trimmed covers and machined cooling fins.
The characteristic teardrop tank with interchangeable aluminium side panels is
combined with a dedicated seat featuring a cover for the passenger section.
Rear-view mirrors mounted on the aluminium handlebar ends draw their inspiration
from the ’60s “race” look, while the radial front brake pump is a typically modern
component able to ensure true sport bike braking performance. And that’s not all:
the Termignoni exhaust with dual tailpipes and black anodized aluminium cover, the
nose fairing, lateral number holders and stubby mudguard are all clear references
to the bikes that roared down British streets back in the ’60s.

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