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Behold Ducati’s Heavily Updated, Retro-Inspired 2023 Scrambler Range

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In 2015, Ducati introduced its Scrambler family — a range of more affordable, vintage-inspired modular bikes that were designed to lend themselves to customization. With this retro-inspired range now accounting for more than a quarter of the brand’s total annual sales, Ducati has opted to expand its Scrambler lineup for the 2023 model year with a trio of heavily updated Scrambler motorcycles for the range’s second-generation. 

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Powered by 73-hp air-cooled L-Twin engines across the board, the second-generation Ducati Scrambler lineup gains an enormous host of updates and upgrades to the platform. In addition to being lighter than their gen-one predecessors, the three new models now feature better performance, increased customization potential, interchangeable body panels offered in nine different vibrant color options, and an up-specced technology package that includes the first-ever ride-by-wide throttle, bevy of riding modes, and quick shifter to appear on the Scrambler range. The first of the three models is the updated take on the Ducati Scrambler Icon. This base model Scrambler gets new side covers, an updated livery, a redesigned seat and handlebars, and an X-clad circular LED headlight — the latter of which is shared by the other two new models. 

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Next is the Ducati Scrambler Nightshift. On top of a new custom-inspired saddle design, this model also gains new side number plates, a sporty tire-hugging front fender, a rear mudguard delete, spoked wheels, bar-end mirrors, a flat-shaped, variable-section handlebar, and an exclusive dark blue livery with white pin-striping. The final model — and the most noteworthy of the three new bikes — is the new and improved Ducati Scrambler Full Throttle. Inspired by AMA Flat Track race bikes, the Full Throttle is touted as being the sportiest member of the Scrambler family. The updated bike boasts a sump guard, allow wheels, Ducati Performance LED indicators, a quick shifter, and a homologated Termignoni silencer with a carbon fiber end-cap— all as standard. The Full Throttle also sports a MotoGP-inspired livery complete with #62 race numbers adorning its side number boards — a nod to the year Ducati released its original Scrambler model in 1962. 

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Scheduled to hit dealerships next year, the 2023 Ducati Scrambler Lineup starts at $10,995 for the Ducati Scrambler Icon and $12,195 for the Ducati Scrambler Full Throttle and Ducati Scrambler Nightshift variants.