Next Bike Sdn Bhd, official distributor of Ducati motorcycles in Malaysia, launched two new variants of its popular Scrambler model, the Café Racer and Desert Sled, both priced at RM68,899.

The two variants were launched at the recently concluded Art of Speed Malaysia 2017.

Except the Sixty2 variant which uses a 400cc engine, the Icon, Classic and Full Throttle variants are all equipped with an 803cc, L-Twin, Desmodromic powerplant which produces 73hp at 8,250rpm and 67Nm at 5,750 rpm; the two new variants join the current Scrambler line-up.

The Ducati Scrambler Café Racer comes in a Black Coffee colour, which the company said brings back the 60s to today’s Land of Joy.

The typical Scrambler teardrop tank with interchangeable panels is combined with a new seat, specially designed and equipped with a seat cover for the passenger.

Its handlebars with mirrors attached to the ends are typical of 60s racing, as are the Termignoni exhaust with double silencer, the headlight fairing, the side number holders and the new Pirelli Diablo Rosso II with 17-inch aluminium wheels.

Meanwhile, the Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled is an enduro version inspired by the world of off-road motorcycles that made history in the United States in the 60s and 70s.

Its name refers to standard motorcycles above 500cc modified by riders for use in the Californian desert, with knobbly tyres, reinforced suspensions, spoked wheels and protection plates to protect the bike against the debris of impassable desert roads.

The Desert Sled inherits the Urban Enduro logo, and features a new riding position characterised by a higher seat, a reinforced frame and fully adjustable suspension, a type-approved grid on the headlight, engine protection and new Pirelli Scorpion Rally STR with spoked wheels, measuring 19 inches at the front and 17 inches at the rear.



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