Last week, we showed you some of the new 2020 models revealed at Ducati’s World Première 2020. Among them were the new Panigale V2 and Streetfighter V4. During that event, another set of bikes were also unveiled: two new Scrambler platforms model concepts to be reveiled at EICMA.
The first sketch revealed by Claudio Domenicali, CEO of Ducati Motor Holding, during the Ducati World Premiere 2020 is that of a possible Scrambler Motard. The concept is based on the Scrambler 800, using the same 803cc L-twin engine. Like the Café and Desert Sled, expect some tweaks to the suspension, a unique exhaust, and protective body panels exclusive to this line.
Scrambler Desert X
Perhaps the more interesting one is the Desert X concept which takes the Desert Sled a step further. The Desert X is an adventure bike based on the Scrambler 1100. Its looks are inspired by the Cagiva Elefent, a motorcycle that won the Paris-Dakar rally in 1990 and 1994 and was powered by Ducati’s 904cc L-twin engine.
And while Ducati already has the Multistrada advanture bike, Scrambler is steadily being marketed as its own brand within Ducati, and so it makes sense that the Scrambler brand will begin to create its own model lineup.
If given the greenlight for production, the Desert X could be offered just above the the Scrambler Desert Sled, but just below the Multistrada 1260.
Domenicali promised that both the Scrambler Motard and Desert X will be revealed in the metal at EICMA 2019, which is just a week away. We’ll keep you posted on updates.