Ducati has revealed details of the first of its 2019 bikes as part of its ‘Joyvolution’ campaign – the new 800cc Scrambler Icon.
It’s a cool looking thing (as you’d expect), with new, beefier aluminium side panels which match the steel of its teardrop tank and the glass of the headlight. There’s a black-painted engine, brushed cylinder head fins and machine-finished rims to help the new Ducati Scrambler stand out from the crowd.
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But in reality, most of the updates for 2018 relate to tech. It comes with an all-new headlight with LED DRL (Daytime Running Light) which helps to boost the bikes visibility in traffic, even in daylight. And the same goes for its new auto-off LED indicators. There’s also new Bosch Cornering ABS – all-new and exclusive for this category of vehicle.
The new Ducati Scambler Icon will be available in Atomic Tangerine with black frame and a black seat with grey trim or in classic ’62 Yellow with black frame and black seat with grey trim. And at the minute, Ducati reckons it’ll be in dealers in November – no price announced for the bike as MSL went to press, as soon as we have it, we’ll tell you what it is.Enjoy more MSL reading in the monthly magazine. Click here to subscribe.