There are a lot of custom motorcycle shops giving much-needed updates to older bikes, while retaining a lot of the retro styling. And that’s a great thing for the motorcycle industry at large, as it pushes bigger brands to dip back into their archives and create brand-spanking-new two-wheelers inspired by those from their past, many of which are both notable and sorely missed. Take, for instance, Ducati’s new Scrambler Mach 2.0.
With a design cues and a paint-scheme courtesy of Roland Sands (borrowed from Bell’s Cross Idol helmet), this bike harkens back to the style of California in the ’70s. And the bike itself is actually named after a Ducati from the ’60s: the famous Mach 1 250. This new one, however, is all modern on the inside – including an 803cc L-Twin engine mated to a 6-speed transmission (capable of 73 horsepower and 49 foot-pounds of torque), electronic fuel injection, LED lights, and LCD instrument gauges. It also features a low variable cross-section aluminum handlebar, a Flat Track Pro seat, and a blacked-out exhaust cover and engine heads. Prices start at $10,595.