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Ducati Scrambler City Motard launched at Rs 11.49 lakh | Autocar India

Written by Ravi Kapoor

The most recent addition to the Scrambler line-up is aimed on the city jungle; carries on with the identical engine.

The City Motard enters the 800cc Ducati Scrambler line-up, becoming a member of the Icon, Icon Darkish, Nightshift and Desert Sled variations. Ducati has priced this model at Rs 11.49 lakh (ex-showroom, India), making it over Rs three lakh dearer than the Icon Darkish, essentially the most inexpensive mannequin within the line-up with which the City Motard shares a lot of its parts. In actual fact, it’s much more costly than the Desert Sled, which options higher-spec {hardware} than the remainder of the Scrambler line-up.

Ducati Scrambler City Motard: what’s new?

Visually, the primary giveaway is the excessive beak-style entrance mudguard harking back to the manic Hypermotard. The bespoke paint scheme for this mannequin which Ducati calls “Star White Silk and Purple GP ‘19” and options some graffiti inlays is one other City Motard hallmark.

Ergonomic adjustments come within the type of a brand new lower-set aluminium handlebar. The City Motard additionally differs from the remainder of its 800cc Scrambler siblings in that it’s the just one to run on 17-inch wheels at each ends. Just like the Nightshift model, these are wire-spoke wheels shod with Pirelli Diablo Rosso three tyres, in 120/70-R17 and 180/55-R17 sizes.

Whereas the engine itself is mechanically similar to different 800cc Scramblers, it does get black engine heads with brushed fins and machined aluminium belt covers for some added visible aptitude.

Ducati Scrambler City Motard: what’s unchanged?

Mechanically, practically each element on the City Motard is similar as different 800cc Scramblers. The air-cooled, 803cc, L-twin engine makes 73hp at 8,250rpm and 66.2 Nm of torque at 5,750rpm, and is mated to a 6-speed gearbox paired by way of a slipper-clutch. 

The trellis body is similar, and it continues with the 41mm upside-down Kayaba fork and preload-adjustable rear monoshock because the Icon and Nightshift variants. One other {hardware} element that sees no change is the braking system, which incorporates a 330mm disc on the entrance bitten by a radially-mounted Brembo caliper, and a 245mm rear disc, together with cornering ABS from Bosch as normal.

By way of options it will get a USB charging port underneath the seat, and with the optionally available Ducati Multimedia System (DMS), you’ll be able to pair your smartphone to the sprint. As is the norm with the Scrambler line of bikes, it will get a round LED Daytime Operating Lamp and a halogen headlamp on the entrance and LED tail-lights and indicators.

Ducati Scrambler City Motard: value

The City Motard variant of the Scrambler household carries a relatively hefty price ticket of Rs. 11.49 lakh, making it the costliest of the 800cc Scramblers bought in India at the moment. Contemplating that the one variations over the base-spec Icon Darkish are some visible adjustments, wire-spoke wheels and minor ergonomic tweaks, the value premium is sort of laborious to digest.

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