The Scrambler has been a popular part of the Ducati lineup for several years now, offering a beefy off-road look at a reasonable price. The company is thinking big for 2023 with three new Scrambler variants and structural upgrades that make the bike lighter and easier to control.
Ducati introduced the Scrambler Icon, Nightshift and Full Throttle for 2023. The Icon model is available in three exclusive colors, including ’62 Yellow, Thrilling Black and Ducati Red. It gets a lower handlebar that sits closer to the rider and a new seat with a more tapered and contoured shape.
Ducati says the new Full Throttle variant is the sportiest in the Scrambler lineup, noting that it took inspiration from American flat-track competitions for the bike’s design. The Full Throttle features unique side graphics, skid plate, shortened front fender, rear fender delete, and road-legal Termignoni exhaust with muffler. The Scrambler Nightshift gets dark trim, including black wheels, and Ducati says the bike is inspired by classic cafe racers.
The new Scramblers feature an air-cooled, two-valve, twin-cylinder engine that develops 73 horsepower. It is available in a lower 47 horsepower (35 kW) version for countries and regions that offer entry-level motorcycle licenses, such as the UK’s A2 license.
Customization is important with Ducati buyers, and the company offers several options for new Scramblers. Three Termignoni exhausts are available in yellow, red or blue, and Ducati also offers non-legal options with dedicated ECU maps for track riding. Several accessories are available, including custom saddles and various machined aluminum components. For the brand’s most dedicated enthusiasts, Ducati sells a variety of clothing options and riding gear.
Pricing for the 2023 Ducati Scrambler Icon starts at $10,995. Full Throttle and Nightshift models start at $12,195. Ducati says the bikes will start arriving in dealer showrooms in March 2023.