It looks like Ducati still has a trick or two up its sleeve for the popular Scrambler model lineup. They have released a couple of teaser images to get your juices flowing. Rumors are circulating that Ducati will reveal a new version of the Scrambler either during or shortly after the INTERMOT show in Cologne, Germany. They have released this teaser image which hints at the next evolution of the Scrambler.
Ducati has already upped its ante for the model releasing a Scrambler 1100 earlier this year. So what has Ducati planned for the Scrambler? Pundits are speculating that a significant design upgrade to the Scrambler 800 models to incorporate a more powerful and “torquey” engine. New electronics and design features will likely be included as well. It will be interesting to see if new Scrambler will retain the 18″ front wheel or use a 17″ or 19″ front wheel. The current 18″ front wheel severely limits front tire choice to just a few manufacturers. For some, the lack of a 17″ or 19″ front wheel precludes real off-road capability. There are certainly more front tire choices if the front rim size was changed.
There is also speculation that Ducati may be looking a producing a Desert Sled version of the Scrambler 1100 to compete with Truimph’s Scrambler 1200. If produced, Ducati will likely equip it with more features, technology, and price it competitively in its niche.