Published on July 30th, 2017 | by Subhash Nair0
Café Racer and Desert Sled Ducati Scramblers Launched at AOS 2017
Taking advantage of the sixth installation of Art of Speed, Malaysia’s main homegrown Ol-Skool & Kustom Kulture, Next Bike Sdn Bhd, the official distributor of Ducati motorcycles in Malaysia, today launches two new variants of the popular Scrambler model, the Café Racer and Desert Sled.
Art of Speed, which takes place on 29th and 30th July 2017 at the Malaysia Agro Exposition Park Serdang (MAEPS), aims to give movers and shakers of the local customisation scene more exposure and have been gaining good traction over the years.
Creative, youthful and spirited, the Ducati Scrambler is more than just a motorcycle, it is a brand that enhances creativity, self-expression and the sharing of positive emotions. It is a universe of fun, joy and freedom made of motorcycles, accessories and apparel.
Except the Sixty2 variant which uses a 400cc engine, the Icon, Classic and Full Throttle variants is equipped with a 803cc, L-Twin, Desmodromic powerplant that makes 73 hp at 8,250 rpm and 67 Nm at 5,750 rpm. The two new variants joins the current Scrambler line-up.
Ducati Scrambler Café Racer
The Ducati Scrambler Café Racer, Scrambler’s interpretation of the legendary bikes that created a revolution in the motorcycle world, is an expression of free spirit and an emblem of style. Its ‘Black Coffee’ colour brings back the 60s to today’s Land of Joy.
The typical Scrambler teardrop tank with interchangeable panels is combined with a new seat, specially designed and equipped with a seat cover for the passenger. The handlebars with mirrors attached to the ends are typical of 60s racing; the same goes for the Termignoni exhaust with double silencer, the headlight fairing, the side number holders and the new Pirelli DiabloTM Rosso II with 17” aluminium wheels. The styling is a clear reference to the style of the Rockers that in those days sped through the streets of the English capital.
The Ducati Scrambler Café Racer reinterprets what was one of the most influential movements in the history of motorcycling, recreating a legend with a contemporary character reflecting the essence of the Scrambler. The Ducati Scrambler Cafe Racer is priced here at RM68,899.00 including GST.
Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled
Straight from the desert and mountains of California, Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled makes its entry in the Land of Joy, an enduro version inspired by the world of off- road motorcycles that made history in the United States during the 60s and 70s.
The name Desert Sled refers to standard motorcycles over 500 cc that were modified by riders for use in the Californian desert with knobbly tyres, reinforced suspensions, spoked wheels and engine protection plates to protect the bike against the debris of impassable desert roads. The Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled perfectly reflects this spirit without forgetting lifestyle values, and expands the Ducati Scrambler family with a new version dedicated to off-road style.
Desert Sled inherits the Urban Enduro logo as it is its explicit evolution. In fact, it is to its strong offroad character that we owe the new riding position characterised by a higher seat, a reinforced frame and fully adjustable suspension, the presence of a type-approved grid on the front headlight, the engine protection, and with the new Pirelli ScorpionTM Rally STR tyres with spoked wheels 19″ front / 17″ rear.
The Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled is priced at RM68,899.00 including GST.