Ducati just launched two new BS6 Scrambler models, the Scrambler Desert Sled in a new color and the new Scrambler Nightshift. The new Ducati Scrambler Nightshift is priced at Rs. 9.80 lakh (ex-showroom), while the Desert Sled is priced at Rs. 10.89 lakh(ex-showroom). The Nightshift will replace the Scrambler Cafe Racer and Full Throtlle.
The Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled shares the same engine as the Scrambler Nightshift, but was offered in a new color and trim. New, brilliant blue with red and white accents on the fuel tank and fenders brings a renewed appeal to Desert Sled and also pays homage to 1980s Enduro bikes.
Desert Sled offers more suspension travel, with 200mm of front and rear travel, along with a long front fender and extended rear fender that give it the off-road appearance of enduro bikes of the past. Desert Sled is an off-road model in the Ducati Scrambler family. There are no further changes to the BS6 Desert Sled, and it comes with Pirelli Scorpion Rally STR tires on its 19-inch front wheel and 17-inch rear wheel set.
The Ducati Scrambler Nightshift and Scrambler Desert Sled both share the same engine and come with a six-speed gearbox, with a slipper clutch that limits rear wheel instability during a quick downshift. The Scrambler Nightshift is a combination of the two models and sports a cafe racer-style seat, wide aluminum handlebars rather than cafe-style clips, and a cut-out front fender. The rear bulkhead has been completely removed. The 803cc two-valve L-twin engine is finished in black and produces 73 hp at 8,250 rpm and 66.2 Nm of torque at 5,750 rpm. The Nighshift is equipped with Pirelli MT60 tires with sprung wheels.
Reservations for the new Scrambler Nightshift and Scrambler Desert Sled are now open at all Ducati dealerships in Delhi – NCR, Mumbai, Pune, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Kochi, Kolkata and Chennai. Deliveries are expected to begin immediately.
“Scrambler is one of the most bohemian and maverick offerings from the house of Ducati. Over the years, our Scrambler customers have taken the road less travelled and have achieved things which is a matter of great pride, not only them, but for us as well. To introduce more such possibilities, we are delighted to introduce the all-new Scrambler Nightshift and the Desert Sled. The sophisticated design shows the extensive research which has gone behind the two bikes and we surely believe that all riders, new and experienced, will be able to use these motorcycles to challenge their riding skills and fulfill their dreams of owning a Scrambler,” said, Bipul Chandra, Managing Director of Ducati India.