Italian bike maker Ducati has launched a new variant of the Scrambler family in India – the Ducati Scrambler Mach 2.0. The Scrambler Mach 2.0 features a paint scheme created by renowned Californian designer Roland Sands with colours that evoke the typical West Coast style of the ’70s. Sleek, with low-slung tapered aluminium handlebars, the Mach 2.0 also features a low variable cross-section aluminium handlebar, a dedicated Flat Track Pro seat, black exhaust and cylinder head covers, plus Café Racer-style brushed cooling fins. Inspiration for the name of this latest Scrambler version comes from a bike that made Ducati – and motorcycling – history in the ’60s. Back in 1965, in fact, the Mach 1 250 was launched: a classic of its day that mounted the same engine as the Scrambler 250 of the time. Needless to say, the choice of name stems from its association with speed and movement: ‘Mach’, in fact, is the unit of measure for supersonic speeds.
The Euro 4 803 cc twin-cylinder Desmodue engine on the Ducati Scrambler has been designed to favour smooth running and fluid acceleration throughout the rev range, putting out 73bhp and 67 Nm of torque. The Ducati Scrambler Mach 2.0 is priced at Rs 8.52 lakh (ex-showroom India) and is available for delivery across all seven Ducati dealerships in Delhi NCR, Mumbai, Bangalore, Pune, Ahmedabad, Kolkata and Kochi.