The next generation of Scrambler Ducati is here for you. More enjoyable than ever, evolved to take you into a new Scrambler mode: digitally creative, technologically enjoyable, and radically future-feeling.
The new Icon retains its iconic and distinctive look, but reintroduces it with an even more modern design and componentry.
You can personalize your Icon with 9 different colors, choosing between the standard ones and the accessory color kits.
Eye-catching graphics, sleek black engine details, a completely updated fairing design, and a tighter, flatter seat.
There's a generous amount of torque, right from the bottom end of the rev range and that translates to quick acceleration. Also, the strong mid-range allows you to ride at low speeds in higher gears, highlighting the motor's tractability. At 100kmph, for instance, the tacho is hovering a little below 4,000rpm and while at it, the motor felt unstressed. That said, there's some amount of vibration that you feel in the pegs and the handlebar post 120kmph.
It's the corners that reveals the sweet nature of the Scrambler Icon 800. The trellis frame, revised suspension setup and Pirelli tyres are a combo that instill confidence from the word go, and I was surprised by how easy it was to chuck the Scrambler around corners. The wide handlebars offer superb leverage to counter steer the bike and once tipped in, the Scrambler sticks to an indented line. Around some of the tight and twisty sections in Khao Lak, Thailand, I revelled in the sweet handling and the best part is that it feels so natural, I can imagine new riders finding it easy to get accustomed to the way the bike behaves around corners.
The 800cc, air-cooled, V-Twin produces the same ,250rpm) and torque (67Nm@ 5,750) but what Ducati has finally managed to take care of is the snatchy throttle. So, while in the previous bike, the fuelling was more like an on/off switch, the new throttle body in the 2019 model has made the power delivery quite linear.