2020 Ducati Scrambler Desert X and Motard

Ducati to launch Scrambler Motard or Desert X

Ducati will add another Scrambler model to its fleet “in the coming months”, either an 803cc street motard or an 1100cc desert-racing Dakar model. The vague announcement came in the company’s annual report on 2019 global sales which were fairly flat at 53,183, just 179 more than 2018. There was no mention of Scrambler sales …

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Curtiss Hades electric motorcycle

Biggest motorbike trends of past decade

As we move into the 2020s, we look back on a decade of ups and downs, new niches, new technologies, changing trends and uncertain futures. Seven motorcycles trends of the 2010s 1 Sales slump The decade started in a sales slump after the GFC, but began to recover before sliding again about three years ago. …

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Claudio Domenicali and the Ducati Panigale V4

Ducati unleashes 2020 models

Ducati unleashes its 2020 model line-up including the Streetfighter V4, more aerodynamic Panigale V4, Scrambler Dark, Multistrada 1260 S Grand Tour, all-red Diavel S and Panigale V2. There is nothing new for Monster, Supersport or Hypermotard. Despite talking about the importance of the Panigale V4 and race wins in the MotoGP, WSBK and BSB, boss …

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2018 Ducati Scrambler 1100 Sport highlight venom blitz

Ducati blitz adds two Scrambler 1100 models

Ducati’s Scrambler 1100 is expected to have another couple of variants when the company unveils its blitz of 2020 models on 23 October 2019. The company recently filed documents with the US emission agency for a “Scrambler 1100 Pro” and “Scrambler 1100 Pro Sport”. They will have the same 1079cc, L-twin motor with 62kW and 88Nm. …

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Scrambler Ducati Desert Sled

Ducati Desert Sled is a capable scrambler

The Ducati Desert Sled is the first of the modern scramblers that is actually a capable all-roader. Many riders criticise the current trend to retro scramblers as not being true to the traditions of a scrambler that is light, low and off-road capable. When Ducati introduce the Scramblers in 2015 they became an instant hit …

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Triumph Scrambler 1200 XE

Triumph Scrambler 1200 ride review

Triumph’s Scrambler 1200 is less of a neo-classic scrambler than it is a viable lower-weight alternative to the over-litre, top-heavy adventure bikes. The British company has loaded the bike with all the latest hi-tech mod cons and given it true all-road credentials, while still remaining a stunning neo-classic in design. And unlike most hideously ugly …

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Bridgestone Battlax Adventurecross AX41S scrambler tyres

Bridgestone Adventurecross AX41S for scramblers

The rapid rise in factory scrambler models and custom scramblers has led to a whole new category of tyre and Bridgestone has joined in with their new Battlax Adventurecross AX41S model. Based on their Battlax Adventurecross AX41 adventure tyre, the “S” in AX41S stands for “scrambler”. It sports a different block and tread from the AX41 …

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Norton Atlas Ranger Nomad wait

Norton reveals Atlas Nomad and Ranger

Norton has unveiled a surprise with not one, but two Atlas 650cc models – the cafe racer Nomad and the Ranger scrambler. The bikes go on sale as early as this weekend in the UK for £9995 (Nomad) and £11,995 (Ranger). There is no word of export schedules or overseas pricing yet. Since the Norton Commando 961 …

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