Ducati India has announced that our motorcycle market will soon be graced with the addition of the Scrambler Mach 2.0, initially revealed at Wheels and Waves, Biarritz, France. The Mach 2.0 is yet another design variant of the Scrambler, featuring mainly cosmetic changes accompanied by a handful of functional ones.
The first difference you will notice is the retro paint job on the fuel tank. Created by Roland Sands, ex-American-racer and current motorcycle and riding gear designer, the paint job, legend has it, is inspired by Bell Cross Idol helmet from Ducati’s 2017 apparel and accessories collection. Other cosmetic bits include a seat borrowed from the Scrambler Flat Track Pro, blackened exhaust cover and engine heads and brushed fins borrowed from the Scrambler Café Racer.
The Mach 2.0’s nomenclature is a reference to the Mach 1 250, a motorcycle that Ducati claims “made the history of Ducati and motorcycling in the 1960s.” The Mach 1 250 was powered by the Scrambler 250’s engine, the contemporary Scrambler of those days.
The only functional change is a lower cross-section aluminium handlebar. Propulsion will be provided by the same 803cc L-Twin engine as the rest of the Scrambler range, with a power and torque output of 73hp at 8,250rpm and 67Nm at 5,750rpm, respectively. The Mach 2.0 will run on Pirelli MT 60 RS tyres, front and back.
Accompanying the introduction of the Mach 2.0 will be the updated Scrambler Full Throttle. It will feature a handful of cosmetic changes only – marginal ones – such as a chequered pattern on the yellow stripe on the side panel on the fuel tank.
The Mach 2.0 is likely to be priced above the Scrambler Full Throttle; we estimate an ex-showroom price tag of Rs 8.5 lakh.