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Ducati scales down the Scrambler with the Sixty2

Ducati scales down the Scrambl...
With the Scrambler Sixty2 Ducati targets a younger audience by offering a cheaper an entry-level version
With the Scrambler Sixty2 Ducati targets a younger audience by offering a cheaper an entry-level version
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The Ducati Scrambler Sixty2 is offered in three colors
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The Ducati Scrambler Sixty2 is offered in three colors
The Ducati Scrambler Sixty2 is an entry-level model targeting a young audience
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The Ducati Scrambler Sixty2 is an entry-level model targeting a young audience
The Ducati Scrambler Sixty2 is an entry-level model targeting a young audience
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The Ducati Scrambler Sixty2 is an entry-level model targeting a young audience
The Ducati Scrambler Sixty2 is an entry-level model targeting a young audience
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The Ducati Scrambler Sixty2 is an entry-level model targeting a young audience
The Ducati Scrambler Sixty2 is an entry-level model targeting a young audience
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The Ducati Scrambler Sixty2 is an entry-level model targeting a young audience
The Ducati Scrambler Sixty2 is an entry-level model targeting a young audience
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The Ducati Scrambler Sixty2 is an entry-level model targeting a young audience
The Ducati Scrambler Sixty2 is an entry-level model targeting a young audience
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The Ducati Scrambler Sixty2 is an entry-level model targeting a young audience
The Ducati Scrambler Sixty2 is an entry-level model targeting a young audience
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The Ducati Scrambler Sixty2 is an entry-level model targeting a young audience
The Kayaba shock absorber of the Ducati Scrambler Sixty2 is adjustable for spring preload
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The Kayaba shock absorber of the Ducati Scrambler Sixty2 is adjustable for spring preload
LED tail light for the Ducati Scrambler Sixty2
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LED tail light for the Ducati Scrambler Sixty2
The Ducati Scrambler Sixty2 sports a round headlight with a LED ring
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The Ducati Scrambler Sixty2 sports a round headlight with a LED ring
The engine of the Ducati Scrambler Sixty2 is a smaller capacity version of the 803 cc Scrambler Icon unit
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The engine of the Ducati Scrambler Sixty2 is a smaller capacity version of the 803 cc Scrambler Icon unit
The black exhaust canister is a Scrambler Sixty2-only feature
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The black exhaust canister is a Scrambler Sixty2-only feature
With its 399 cc capacity, the desmodue engine of the Ducati Scrambler Sixty2 outputs 41 hp
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With its 399 cc capacity, the desmodue engine of the Ducati Scrambler Sixty2 outputs 41 hp
The Ducati Scrambler Sixty2 in Atomic Tangerine color
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The Ducati Scrambler Sixty2 in Atomic Tangerine color
The fuel tank of the Ducati Scrambler Sixty2 measures 14 liters of volume
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The fuel tank of the Ducati Scrambler Sixty2 measures 14 liters of volume
A special four-star logo has been designed for the Ducati Scrambler Sixty2
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A special four-star logo has been designed for the Ducati Scrambler Sixty2
The Ducati Scrambler Sixty2 in Atomic Tangerine color
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The Ducati Scrambler Sixty2 in Atomic Tangerine color
Floating 320 mm disc with a two-piston Brembo caliper for the Ducati Scrambler Sixty2
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Floating 320 mm disc with a two-piston Brembo caliper for the Ducati Scrambler Sixty2
The tail section of the Ducati Scrambler Sixty2 mimics the Scrambler Classic with a plastic fender extension
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The tail section of the Ducati Scrambler Sixty2 mimics the Scrambler Classic with a plastic fender extension
The swingarm of the Ducati Scrambler Sixty2 is made of steel
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The swingarm of the Ducati Scrambler Sixty2 is made of steel
The Ducati Scrambler Sixty2 in Ocean Grey color
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The Ducati Scrambler Sixty2 in Ocean Grey color
The Ducati Scrambler Sixty2 in Ocean Grey color
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The Ducati Scrambler Sixty2 in Ocean Grey color
The Ducati Scrambler Sixty2 in Ocean Grey color
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The Ducati Scrambler Sixty2 in Ocean Grey color
The Ducati Scrambler Sixty2 in Ocean Grey color
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The Ducati Scrambler Sixty2 in Ocean Grey color
The Ducati Scrambler Sixty2 in Shining Black color
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The Ducati Scrambler Sixty2 in Shining Black color
The Ducati Scrambler Sixty2 in Shining Black color
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The Ducati Scrambler Sixty2 in Shining Black color
The Ducati Scrambler Sixty2 in Shining Black color
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The Ducati Scrambler Sixty2 in Shining Black color
The Ducati Scrambler Sixty2 in Shining Black color
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The Ducati Scrambler Sixty2 in Shining Black color
The Ducati Scrambler Sixty2 in Atomic Tangerine color
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The Ducati Scrambler Sixty2 in Atomic Tangerine color
The Ducati Scrambler Sixty2 in Atomic Tangerine color
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The Ducati Scrambler Sixty2 in Atomic Tangerine color
The Ducati Scrambler Sixty2 in Atomic Tangerine color
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The Ducati Scrambler Sixty2 in Atomic Tangerine color
The Ducati Scrambler Sixty2 in Atomic Tangerine color
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The Ducati Scrambler Sixty2 in Atomic Tangerine color
With the Scrambler Sixty2 Ducati targets a younger audience by offering a cheaper an entry-level version
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With the Scrambler Sixty2 Ducati targets a younger audience by offering a cheaper an entry-level version
The digital dash of the Ducati Scrambler Sixty2 is identical to to the one used in all other models
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The digital dash of the Ducati Scrambler Sixty2 is identical to to the one used in all other models
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Unveiled at EICMA 2015, the entry-level version of the Scrambler is Ducati's attempt to make its hugely successful retro model accessible to a wider audience. The Sixty2stays true to the bigger Scrambler's design, but introduces a 399 cc variant of the air-cooled Desmodue engine.

The name Sixty2 is a direct reference to 1962, the year that the first Scrambler 250 was introduced. Ducati produced the single-cylinder Scramblers until 1974, with the later models reaching a 450 cc capacity. Since then the Italian company has turned away from small capacity engines, instead focusing on the V2 desmo motors that built the modern Ducati legend.

The Sixty2's air-cooled 90-degree V2 engine is a smaller take on the 803 cc powerplant of the Scrambler Classic. Its 72 x 49 mm (2.8 x 1.9 in) cylinder dimensions make for a 399 cc capacity, producing 41 hp at 8,750 rpm and 34.3 Nm (25.3 lb-ft) at 7,750 rpm.

The engine of the Ducati Scrambler Sixty2 is a smaller capacity version of the 803 cc Scrambler Icon unit
The engine of the Ducati Scrambler Sixty2 is a smaller capacity version of the 803 cc Scrambler Icon unit

In terms of weight, the Sixty2 tips the scales at 183 kg (404 lb), 9 kg (20 lb) less than its sibling.

At first glance the easiest way to spot the new member of the family is by looking at the conventional front forks. Ducati has introduced a set of Showa 41 mm forks paired with a Kayaba single shock. The only adjustable feature in its suspension is the rear shock's preload. The swingarm looks identical to the one used on the bigger model, yet in this case it is a cheaper and heavier steel unit.

Another point that sets apart the Sixty2 is its light alloy 10-spoke wheels. Braking is handled by a 320 mm single disc and a floating two-piston Brembo caliper, supported by a dual-channel Bosch 9 MP ABS system that is offered as standard.

The Ducati Scrambler Sixty2 is offered in three colors
The Ducati Scrambler Sixty2 is offered in three colors

Ducati hit the proverbial jackpot last year with the Scrambler, with the neo-retro model leading the company's sales in a record-braking fiscal season. Now the Italians are obviously targeting a younger audience by offering a cheaper an entry-level version. The Sixty2 is the first modern Ducati motorcycle to comply with the European A2-class driving licenses (restricted to 35 kW / 47 hp) and may also prove to be popular in the Japanese market, where the 400 cc capacity is the marker between two different license classes.

Initial information on the pricing of the Sixty2 turns out rather salty figures. In USA it will be offered for $7,990, compared to £6,450 (US$9,737) in UK, €7,690 ($8,154) in Italy or AUD11,990 ($8,660) in Australia. These price tags effectively translate to a bike considerably more expensive than its competition, and putting it quite close to the 803 cc Scrambler, which starts at US$8,495.

Source: Ducati

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5 comments
swaan
Beautiful.. now if it only would come without a tailpipe :)
Dan English
Have a Scrambler Icon and its a great bike with the exception of the seat and stock rear shock. This model may be fine for the Japan and Euro market but the U.S. market will not be successful mainly due to the relatively small price difference.
Jeff G
Seems like a nice bike but makes no sense in US. I can't see anyone spending $8,000 who won't spend $500 more especially with weight gain of only 20 pounds. Cut the price to $6,000 and reduce the weight another 30 pounds and Ducati will sell as many as they can make.
Tom Lee Mullins
I think that is a good price for a Ducati. I think it looks really nice.
vblancer
While I have to agree that the price and weight difference would have me on the 803 (and I really like mid size bikes).
Having said that what a great entry level and just fun motorcycle. Makes much more sense than 150 mph 600cc crotch rockets that are deadly serious and killing a bunch of young riders. When I started riding you started on a 125-250 and moved up to a 400-550 and then on to something faster. Now we stick anyone with the cash on what are truly serious race bikes and carnage ensues.
This bike makes perfect sense for many street riders. Great around town and even short trip bike. It is so great to see some really neat naked bikes back after 20-30 years of everything behind very expensive fiberglass.
I hope Ducati sells a gazillion of them!