My Ducati dealer told me that they are expecting two other scramblers (get the news from Ducati France) by the end of the year, one with a smaller engine (is that why they sued Borile?) and one with a bigger one.
I'm currently on the a2 restriction at the moment (47bhp) so this is particularly relevant to me. Basically it's going to be the same engine used but just fitted with the restrictor kit. As far as I'm aware, this is done with the cams I think but don't quote me on that as I'm not mechanically gifted. Once the restricted period is done it's simply a case of taking the restrictor kit out. After that you're blessed with the usual 75bhp.This will be interesting how this spans out, a good call from Ducati.
Aim for the restricted license holders to those who want more power and those in the middle.
I wonder if they will make one like a mobility scramble for the elderly, lol. No offense to the elderly.
I would have thought Jayjay's approach is the way ahead for 'learners' and would is a far better option than buying a bike with lower output for licence compliance and then selling/buying a more powerful machine on passing the test(s). It may be that for other countries with different approaches a smaller capacity scrambler might make sense, but I don't see it for the UK, unless a 125 but that would need to be a whole new design surely..I'm currently on the a2 restriction at the moment (47bhp) so this is particularly relevant to me. Once the restricted period is done it's simply a case of taking the restrictor kit out. After that you're blessed with the usual 75bhp.
48hp versions as full to 106hp limitations (french legal specification that will be over in 2016) are now commonly obtain by limiting the throttle command movement and a switch in the electronic. It's very rare today to have a change on the ecu or throttle body (Honda is the only one to use this methode as far as i know).They've already mentioned planning to make a 48HP version of the 803cc engine, for the beginner's licenses you guys have over there in Europe, by simply using different cams and throttle body.
Yep--it will all come down to the price difference--I would almost second guess buying what will become the "mid-size" Scrambler, until I think about having to fork out another $2-4K!A detuned at 90hp Monster 1100 Evo engine?
It fits in and i'm quite sure the chassis could take 90 hp.
Eventually with a twin front disc in order to justify the price difference (2k€?)
Sent Ducati an email asking this question (with regards to lower and higher power). According to them they have no plans as yet, and with regards to lower power they say that the bike can be factory restricted,Is this verifiable that Ducati will be potentially releasing a higher spec model later in the year?
Yea I think asking Ducati won't get you much unless you are a dealer or someone connected.Sent Ducati an email asking this question (with regards to lower and higher power). According to them they have no plans as yet, and with regards to lower power they say that the bike can be factory restricted,
I am sure we will hear something different from other dealers, only time tells the truth. May be they don't won't us (the general public) knowing all.
So for now the plot thickens