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Last summer we knew Bologna was up to something when we started hearing that Ducati had renewed a trademark on the defunct Scrambler name plate. There were a few concept drawings that came out of MCN and an assortment of blogs, however it was not until fall, just before EICMA that we got our first gander at a Scrambler prototype. Then, all went quiet on the western front. Without a lick of news for several months many of us have succumbed to cabin fever.

Today I offer you a break from the insanity with a fresh batch of SPY SHOTS! ;)



What we're seeing here is not distinctly different than the earlier spy shots we had seen, however we are offered more focus and a new angle! Look through the duct tape and rattle can camo and you will quickly notice two things, one the traditionally teardrop shaped tank and second the transition into an angular subframe, nothing miraculous or ground braking. What we should be in store for is a retro inspired, not a retro styled bike. Disregard the lighting as its clearly been borrowed from a Hypermotard in the parking lot.

I also seem to think that the trellis frame is likely all new as well. I had been convinced that the Scrambler would re-purpose something from the Monster or Motards. Ergonomics seem comfortable for a modern standard bike. The low and flat saddle harks back to bygone scramblers without getting all old school on us and the high handles that sweep back to meet your grubby little fingers seem appropriate, I can already hear you screaming CLIP ON'S YO.



The most important bit I know you want to know about is the little thing making explosions between the knees. Well it seems to be a 796cc airhead V-Twin stolen straight out of the Monster. Unfortunately the exhaust is still an ugly little underslung thing, lets hope by the time production comes there will be a high mount option. USD front forks, and a single floating disc up front round out the package. Are those Brembos I spy?



Now all thats left is the price...


 

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It's look pretty good from what I see here. It's hard to get a good grasp on the overall look with that weird headlight just stuck on there. The shape looks pretty nice though. Looks like it will be a brand new retro styled Scrambler. Hopefully the exhaust will become more interesting and they get the headlight right.

Do you think they will add a front fairing?
 

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i think the most hysterical thing is the two wheels

one is mesh and the other is a sports bike rim haha. ugly headlight and poka dot fairings

if ducati wanted to create something different they sure did it! lol
 

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That's true about the rims, i didn't notice that before.

I think its pretty safe to say that that headlight is just a place holder for now. At the very least it is going to get some fairing and casing to make it look less like an after-thought. I mean look at all the wires just taped to the bike. Those must be covered with something.
 

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That's true about the rims, i didn't notice that before.

I think its pretty safe to say that that headlight is just a place holder for now. At the very least it is going to get some fairing and casing to make it look less like an after-thought. I mean look at all the wires just taped to the bike. Those must be covered with something.
No i dont think we're going to see a fiaring o the scrambler. It doesnt fit with the Scramblers MO. There are plenty of standard bikes out there with no exposed wiring whatsoever, this is simply an effect of preproduction. Those wires will be tucked into the frame, hidden under the tank and behind the actuall headlight when the time comes....
 

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i hope the entire thing is a place holder

cause its kinda ugly
LOL thats what happens, Mules are ugly ya know...



but it is interesting because the mules are evolving...

notice the differences between our latest spys and the last batch we saw before new years...



 

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Differences I see:

- Mirrors are different.

- There is that black polka dotted body piece.

Can you guys spot anything else?
 

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Differences I see:

- Mirrors are different.

- There is that black polka dotted body piece.

Can you guys spot anything else?
the tanks seem different, although that could just be different camo, rear fender added recently. Something about the ergos is also different, it could simply be varying test riders but notice how in the earlier spyshots there is alot more knee bend then in the latest...
 

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from what i see.

just seems to be some random parts thrown together

i dont think the differences will really tell us anything
well its evolution, so the closer we get to production the closer what we see will be to the real thing ya know...

I do wonder if the polka dot plastic will be a production thing. not the polka dots but the plastic, if you look at the original spys theres a jumble of wires under there, so I figure its likely the small plastic pieces will be needed to cover up the wiring..
 

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I think that the addition of the plastic piece that has the black polka dots is probably an indication of what some of the body work will look like. It does look more complete than the previous spy shots show. It is pretty funny that they just used a spray paint can to do the camo. Maybe they want it to look as shitty as possible so that they can save the big reveal as much as possible.
 

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I think that the addition of the plastic piece that has the black polka dots is probably an indication of what some of the body work will look like. It does look more complete than the previous spy shots show. It is pretty funny that they just used a spray paint can to do the camo. Maybe they want it to look as shitty as possible so that they can save the big reveal as much as possible.
It's possible, it always helps to make a test mule you want to cover up look shitty or give them nothing interesting to look at :D
 

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That is true. I dont even want to believe thats how it will look, even a bit like it. TBH i'll be a bit disappointed.
 
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