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Ducati Scrambler Next-Gen Tour hit Brisbane and we gate-crashed the party!

Ducati Scrambler Next-Gen Tour

The Australian leg of the Scrambler Ducati Next-Gen Tour was held recently on the back of a Ducati Dealer meeting and general end-of-year bash for the brand and its stakeholders under Brisbane’s iconic Story Bridge.

Ducati Scrambler Next-Gen Tour Australia

A few members of the press were also invited along to gatecrash the party and down free drinks with Ducati ambassador, Vincent Fantauzzo, a celebrated artist whose works adorn almost every wall of the Crystalbrook Vincent Hotel venue.  Vincent is also a more than handy rider with a lifelong interest in motorcycling and has his own wide and varied growing collection of motorcycles.

Artist Vincent Fantauzzo well and truly got into the spirit of the event and shared some interesting anecdotes

But the primary attraction was getting up close and personal with the latest Scrambler range for the first time in Australia. This second generation of Scrambler is referred to as ‘Next-Gen’ by Ducati, and was first unveiled last year at EICMA with the ‘Icon’, ‘Full Throttle’ and ‘Nightshift’ variants.

Ducati Scrambler Next-Gen Tour Australia

The Aussie reveal was held after similar events staged in London, Milan, Munich, Paris, Madrid, Vienna, Tokyo and Mexico over recent months.

The Japanese edition of the Ducati Scrambler Next-Gen Tour included a fashion show complete with a Scrambler adorned runway

The new Scrambler has shed a few kilograms despite gaining a much-improved suite of electronics and rides on an all-new chassis.

Ducati Scrambler Next-Gen Tour Australia

A new swing-arm pivots off a repositioned Kayaba shock moved closer to the centre of the bike and like the forks, is adjustable for pre-load and offers 150 mm of travel.

The second generation Scrambler is 4kg lighter, with the Icon the lightest of them all at 185 kg wet

 A new 4.3-inch colour TFT screen features a funky and adaptable new interface.

New screen and HMI

The power (73 hp) and torque (65.2 Nm) figures are unchanged but do arrive a little lower in the rev range than before.  The clutch is now lighter and more compact and Ducati has made improvements to the shift drum.

The engine of the Ducati Scrambler is an L-twin, two valve, air and oil cooled 803 cc unit

Customisation is also key with the Icon model in particular somewhat of a chameleon thanks to easily changeable 13.5-litre teardrop tanks and bodywork through nine different hues.

Pick a colour, any colour…

In recent years Scrambler has been a huge success for Ducati with more than 100,000 examples finding homes across the globe.

The headlight is now a full LED unit and runs a more prominent X along with a cleaner and more elegant overall design, matching in with the full LED tail-light and indicators.
Ducati ANZ Director – Mr. Sergi Canovas

“Scrambler for us has always been about celebrating the joy of riding and a sense of unrivalled self- expression. Being able to present this new bike, under the stars and the amazing Story Bridge and surrounded by the incredible art of Vincent Fantauzzo, is the perfect way to launch the new Scrambler Ducati here in Australia.”

The Icon and Full Throttle models roll on new 14-spoke aluminium wheels.
The Night Shift model instead adopts spoked rims.
All ride on a Pirelli MT60 RS 110/80-18 front and 180/55-17 rear.

A standard seat height of 795 mm is the same across all three versions, which can be bumped up to 810 mm with the tall seat accessory, or down to 780 mm with the low seat accessory.

Ducati Australia Team Members and selected dealers

Brakes are unchanged, with a Brembo four-piston radial caliper on 330 mm front rotor up front aided by a single-piston 245 mm rear.

Ducati Scrambler Next-Gen Tour

The Ducati Scrambler Icon, Full Throttle and Nightshift models are now available in Australian Ducati dealerships.

2023 Ducati Scrambler 800 Specifications

2023 Ducati Scrambler Nightshift [Icon] (Full Throttle)
Engine L-Twin, Desmodromic distribution, 2 valves per cylinder, air cooled
Capacity 803 cc
Bore x stroke 88 x 66 mm
Compression 11:01
Max Power 73 hp (53.6 kW) @ 8250 rpm
Max Torque 48.1 lb-ft (65.2 Nm) @ 7000 rpm
Fueling Electronic fuel injection, 50 mm throttle body with Ride-by-Wire system
Exhaust Stainless steel muffler with catalytic converter and 2 lambda probes, aluminium tail pipes (Termignoni – Full Throttle only)
Gearbox 6 speed
Gearing Straight cut gears, Ratio 1.85:1
Final Drive Chain, front spocket 15, rear sprocket 46
Clutch Hydraulically controlled slipper and self-servo wet multiplate clutch
Frame Tubular steel Trellis frame
Fork Upside down Kayaba 41 mm fork, 150 mm travel
Wheels Spoked aluminium wheel [Light alloy wheel] 3.00″ x 18″, 5.50″ x 17″
Tyres Pirelli MT 60 RS 110/80 R18, 180/55 R17
Shock Kayaba rear shock, pre-load adjustable, 150 mm travel
Front Brake 330 mm disc, radial four-piston calliper with Bosch Cornering ABS as standard equipment
Rear Brake 245 mm disc, single-piston floating calliper with Bosch Cornering ABS as standard equipment
Dash 4.3″ TFT colour display
Weight Dry 176 kg [170 kg]
Weight Wet 191 kg [185 kg]
Seat Height 795 mm 
Wheelbase 1.449 mm 
Rake 24°
Trail 108 mm
Fuel Cap. 13,5 l (3,57 US gal)
Electronics Riding Mode, Power Mode, ABS Cornering, Ducati Traction Control, Daytime Running Light*
Warranty 24 months unlimited mileage
Servicing 12,000 km / 12 months
Valve. Adj. 12,000 km
Emissions Euro 5

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