Ducati unveiled a new Scrambler variant at the Wheels and Waves event in Biarritz, France and Ducati India has, yesterday, tweeted that the Scrambler Mach 2.0 is coming to India soon. Alongside the Scrambler Mach 2.0 will be a cosmetically updated Ducati Scrambler Full Throttle. The Mach 2.0 updates mostly cosmetic with a few functional parts changed and Roland Sands, the American racer turned bike and riding gear maven, was inspired, says Ducati, by one of the helmets in the 2018 Ducati Scrambler accessories and apparel collection to create the distinctive and very retro-flavoured Ducati Scrambler Mach 2.0 paintjob. Ducati's Scrambler line and the new range of Triumph Bonnevilles are currently at the forefront of the retro-flavoured movement in the Indian big bike market. Ducati recently expanded the Scrambler range in India with the addition of the wonderfully executed Cafe Racer and the far more off-road worthy Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled. Ducati India also added the new Multistrada 950 to its Indian line-up recently and is now expected to open sales for the Ducati Supersport and the Supersport S for which bookings are already open.
The Ducati Scrambler Mach 2.0 has the same spare stance of the other Scramblers but the blacked out engine and the neat tank graphics make it stand out
So what does the Scrambler Mach 2.0 really have? It features a lower-mounted handlebar and this is a tapered unit. The Flat Track Pro model supplies its seat. The exhaust, cooling fins and the engine head cover has been painted black. And of course, there is that superb paint scheme on the tank inspired by a Bell Cross Idol helmet from the 2017 Ducati Scrambler apparel collection. Take a more closer look at the new Ducati Scrambler Mach 2.0 in our image gallery.
That's the Bell Cross Idol helmet from the 2017 collection that inspired the Ducati Scrambler Mach 2.0
The name comes from the new Gillette razor series. No, we're kidding. It's an homage to the famous Kawasaki two-stroke triples. No, we're still kidding. The name comes from the 1965 Ducati Mach 1 250 which shared its engine with the Scrambler 250 which was its contemporary motorcycle back in the day.
The 1965 Ducati Mach 1 250 shared its engine with the Ducati Scrambler 250 and it inspires the new 2017 Ducati Scrambler Mach 2.0 | Photo: Ducati
The Scrambler Full Throttle, let's not forget, will also get updates, gaining a black tank and front mudguard and a new chequered flag motif on the sidepanel and, wait for it, a yellow stripe.
Ducati India has not confirmed a time line for the arrival of the Scrambler Mach 2.0 but we expect the price to be above the Full Throttle. Our guess is Rs 8.6 lakh ex-showroom pan India.