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Ducati Scrambler Icon

Ducati Scrambler Icon is a bike available at a price range of Rs. 9,39,000 - Rs. 9,89,000 in India. It is available in 2 variants and 3 colours. It is powered by a 803 cc BS-VI engine. It comes with both front and rear disc brakes.

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Key specs
  • Displacement803 cc
  • Transmission6 Speed Manual
  • Kerb Weight189 kg

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Scrambler Icon Dark

 9,39,000Avg. Ex-showroom price Disc Brakes, Alloy Wheels

Scrambler Icon Standard

 9,89,000Avg. Ex-showroom price Disc Brakes, Alloy Wheels

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Ducati Scrambler Icon Summary

Scrambler Icon key highlights

Engine Capacity 803 cc
Transmission 6 Speed Manual
Kerb Weight 189 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 13.5 litres
Seat Height 798 mm
Max Power 71.87 bhp

About Scrambler Icon

Ducati Scrambler Icon is a bike available at a starting price of Rs. 9,39,000 in India. It is available in 2 variants and 3 colours with top variant price starting from Rs. 9,89,000. The Ducati Scrambler Icon is powered by 803cc BS6 engine which develops a power of 71.87 bhp and a torque of 66.2 Nm. With both front and rear disc brakes, Ducati Scrambler Icon comes up with anti-locking braking system. This Scrambler Icon bike weighs 189 kg and has a fuel tank capacity of 13.5 liters.

The Scrambler Icon has the same retro-character as teh previous models. Although it does get some modern elements like a LED DRL housed in a circular headlamp cowl. The alloys too have a machine-finish to them. Ducati is offering the 2021 version in an 'Atomic Tangerine' paint scheme that goes well with the black frame. It is also available in the classic yellow paint scheme that is unique to the Scrambler Icon.

Powering the 2019 Scrambler Icon is the same 803cc, air-cooled, L-twin engine as the previous bike. This motor produces 73bhp of power and 67Nm of torque and is comes mated to a six-speed gearbox. The Scrambler Icon is also equipped with a hydraulic clutch assembly for lighter clutch lever pulls. It also gets adjustable levers; both for the clutch and brake.

As for features, the Scrambler Icon comes with a digital instrument cluster. Besides that, Ducati has equipped the Icon's electronics package with a cornering ABS unit. The motorcycle is also available in a Dark variant that comes in a Matte Black colour.

In terms of competition, the Scrambler Icon goes up against the Triumph Street Twin in India.
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Ducati Scrambler Icon Expert Opinion

  • Good Things

    • Comfortable riding position
    • Light clutch pull
    • Good mid-range torque
  • Could be Better

    • Tends to heat up in traffic
    • Could do with wider service network

BikeWale's Take

The new Ducati Scrambler Icon offers more features, a comfortable riding position and the 803cc, L-twin offers good mid-range torque. But it continues to heat up in city traffic.

Ducati Scrambler Icon Review

We did ride this version of the bike in Thailand a couple of years ago, sans the BS6 update, of course. But we still wanted to see how it is to live with on our roads, with our humidity, and in our traffic. Ergo, this review.

Introduction

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The more things change, the more they remain the same. This, it seems, is particularly true for the DucatiScrambler. When I first rode it in 2016, it was the most affordable Ducati one could buy. It had strong but approachable output figures. And it looked simple but brilliant. 

Yes, it was fun and aspirational, but, after spending some time with it, we learn that it was also a bit of a pain.

Fast forward to now, and the Scrambler still looks pretty much the same. It has more tech now. And it’s BS6-compliant. But it remains one of the most affordable Ducatis one can buy, brand new. That it costs over Rs 10.5 lakh now compared to around Rs 7.5 lakh it did then - both on the road in Mumbai - does however redefine affordability somewhat. And as far as its output figures go, these continue to be strong, alluring, and fairly exploitable. 

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Now, we did ride this version of the bike in Thailand a couple of years ago, sans the BS6 update, of course. But we still wanted to see how it is to live with on our roads, with our humidity, and in our traffic. Ergo, this review.

What’s New?

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From my point of view (read 2016), quite a bit is new on this Scrambler. It gets a nicer-looking headlight, it has new switchgear, the alloys look more upmarket, and it gets a different-looking exhaust end-can too. Moreover, Ducati says it has reworked the suspension to make it more pliant, and the seat too has been re-profiled and re-foamed to be more comfortable.

Ducati Scrambler Icon Instrument Cluster

The Scrambler gets some fancy add-ons too now like a fuel gauge, ahem. There’s a gear indicator, and both the brake and clutch levers can now be adjusted for reach. The instrumentation is a detailed one that throws up trip and range and ambient temperature readings when on the move. And when one is not riding, it allows a detailed access into the ‘settings’ menu. Here you can adjust settings for your DRLs, turn indicators, date and time display, and the unit system you want; we prefer the metric way. The instrumentation also gives the rider information regarding service schedule and battery health.

And of course, there’s an IMU now that makes braking on the Scramble both safer and smarter. There’s still no traction control, though.

The Ride

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Standing next to the KTM 390 Adventure in our office garage, the Scrambler doesn’t look like a big bike. And that is part of the charm of this package. It exudes an air of approachability.

The seat height is low and easily accessible. The footpeg positioning is sporty but not aggressive. And the handlebar though wide and high, comes beautifully together with the seat and the footpegs to offer a comfortable, natural, and friendly seating triangle. What’s more, the weight of the bike sits low. This means moving the near 190kg motorcycle around without engine power won’t result in a pulled this or a torn that. So, if you are an unhealthy forty-something, you’d appreciate this fact no end.

Ducati Scrambler Icon Rear View

It remains surprisingly friendly on the move too. The clutch is light enough not to leave you with an aching wrist. There’s plenty of torque in the low- and mid-range to make low-speed riding and overtakes a breeze. And the brakes are powerful too; these are also progressive and full of feel. Plus, given the Scrambler’s weight distribution, its low seat height, and its tight turning circle - not to mention its sharp steering geometry - it’s also wonderfully easy to filter through traffic.

That’s till you hit standing traffic.

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Because once you do, the air/oil-cooled, 803cc, L-Twin motor begins to heat things up, and not in a good way at all. The engine also doesn’t sound very good at idle. And in a place like Mumbai, with the idling engine engulfing you in a heat bubble, that re-foamed seat still doesn’t offer any respite against a sweaty behind. It’s certainly not a bike I would want to commute on on a humid summer evening.

Going up and down a twisty road, however, is pure joy on the Ducati Scrambler. With the thick spread of torque, one can short-shift and still make good progress. This also means one doesn’t have to work the gearbox too much. Plus, the Scrambler allows for surprisingly good cornering fun. It’s easy to tip into corners even under braking. 

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There’s good feel and grip from the tyres. There’s more than enough lean clearance. And because you don’t need to keep the motorcycle singing on top of its rpm range, it’s also easy to get on the throttle early and hard while exiting corners without scaring oneself.

It’s not too bad when the road runs out either. Yes, you can’t go around climbing rocks because the ground clearance though acceptable, isn’t great. Plus, there’s no bash plate to protect the vulnerable parts. It’s also not the most conducive for standing up and riding courtesy of both a road-focused footrest design and an exhaust routing which leaves very little room to move your right foot on the pegs. 

Ducati Scrambler Icon Right Side View

But, on a fast, non-technical trail, the Scrambler can be both scary and tremendous fun. You can jump it, slide it, walk it, and even drop it, and things won’t go to hell. The big challenge here is the throttle response. It’s still snappy. So, on the road, it might only translate into you being jerked back in your seat unexpectedly from time to time, which is inconvenient, but not scary. Off-road, the snappy throttle results in unexpected slides. And that, if your lean angle exiting a gravelly corner is even slightly aggressive, can make things go from fun to fail very quickly.

Verdict

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We mentioned at the start that the previous Scrambler was a bit of a pain. The ride was uncomfortable, it got too hot for our liking, and the lurchy throttle response got our goat more often than not. On the new one, the ride is better, but the rear still kicks around. The engine heat is still a pain in stop-and-go traffic. And the throttle response still needs some tempering.

Ducati Scrambler Icon Left Rear Three Quarter

We also said it was a fun and approachable motorcycle. And that hasn’t changed either. It’s quick, it’s torquey, and it brings out the hooligan in you. What’s more, when you want to be decent and the road isn’t too bad and the temperatures aren’t soaring and there isn’t a lot of traffic, it’s accessible and usable too. But it’s on a winding road, on a cool morning, that it feels the best. It feels intuitive, involving, and as surprising as it might sound, it feels easy to ride fast too.

So, would I buy one? Yes, as a motorcycle it’s lovely. But, it’s not a great tool. And that means I wouldn’t get one as my everyday, do-it-all, big bike.

Photos by Kaustubh Gandhi

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Scrambler Icon Specifications & Features

Specifications

  • Power & PerformancePower & Performance

    Fuel Type Fuel Type is the type of fuel that an engine uses to operate. The different types include petrol, diesel, electric, and ethanol among others. Petrol

    Max Power 71.87 bhp @ 8,250 rpm

    Max Torque 66.2 Nm @ 5,750 rpm

    Cooling System The cooling system suggests the cooling mechanism that a motor uses. The types include air, oil, or liquid. Air Cooled

    Transmission 6 Speed Manual

    Transmission Type The transmission type will tell the kind of transmission a two-wheeler has. Chain Drive

    Emission Standard Emission standards indicate the output from the exhaust that is permissible in a country. BS-VI

    Displacement Engine displacement is the measure of the cylinder volume swept by the pistons of an internal combustion engine. It indicates the engine size. 803 cc

    Cylinders The number of cylinders that an engine features. Most two-wheelers sold in the Indian market feature a single-cylinder. 2

    Bore Bore is the diameter of each cylinder. 88 mm

    Stroke Stroke indicates the number of engine cycles during which a piston travels from top to bottom. 66 mm

    Valves Per Cylinder Valves per cylinder indicate the intake (fuel) and outlet (exhaust of combustion gases) of an engine. 2

    Compression Ratio A compression ratio suggests the degree to which the fuel mixture is compressed before ignition. 11:1

    Ignition Ignition indicates to the type of starting system that a vehicle uses. CDI

    Spark Plugs A spark plug is a device for firing the explosive mixture. 1 Per Cylinder

    Gear Shifting Pattern Gear Shifting Pattern 1 Down 5 Up

    Clutch The clutch disengages or engages the engine from the transmission. Wet Multiplate with Assist and Slipper Clutch

    Fuel Delivery System Fuel Injection

    Fuel Tank Capacity The capacity of a vehicle to store fuel. 13.5 litres

    Reserve Fuel Capacity Reserve fuel is part of the main tank that is used when a vehicle is running low on petrol/diesel. 4 litres

    Riding Range The total range that a vehicle can travel on a full tank of fuel. 256.5 Km

    Mileage - ARAI ARAI certified fuel economy that has been tested under controlled conditions. 19 kmpl

    Mileage - Owner Reported This is the fuel economy registered by Bikewale followers. --

    Top Speed The maximum speed that a vehicle can achieve. 299 Kmph

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  • Brakes, Wheels & SuspensionBrakes, Wheels & Suspension

    Braking System Braking system is used to reduce the speed of the vehicle or bring it to a standstill. Dual Channel ABS

    Front Brake Type Most vehicles feature a disc brake at the front although some commuter segment products come with a drum setup. Disc

    Front Brake Size Front brake size indicates the size of the disc or drum setup at the front wheel. 330 mm

    Rear Tyre Size Rear tyre size indicates the profile of the rear tyre. 180/55 - R17

    Tyre Type Tyre types are divided into two - Tubeless and Tube Type. Tubeless

    Radial Tyres Radial tyres use steel belts that run at a 90-degree angle with the tread line. Yes

    Rear Brake Type Most vehicles come with a drum brake setup at the back although higher spec models feature a disc brake at the rear. Disc

    Rear Brake Size Rear brake size indicates the size of the disc or drum setup at the front wheel. 245 mm

    Calliper Type Front - 4 Piston, Rear- Single Piston Caliper

    Wheel Type Wheel types include two types - Wire-spoke and Alloy wheels. Alloy

    Front Wheel Size Front wheel size indicates the diameter of the front wheel. 18 inch

    Rear Wheel Size Rear wheel size indicates the diameter of the rear wheel. 17 inch

    Front Tyre Size Front tyre size indicate the profile of the front tyre. 110/80 - R18

    Front Tyre Pressure (Rider) 36 psi

    Rear Tyre Pressure (Rider) 36 psi

    Front Tyre Pressure (Rider & Pillion) 36 psi

    Rear Tyre Pressure (Rider & Pillion) 42 psi

    Front Suspension Front suspension usually includes telescopic forks. Upside down Kayaba 41 mm fork

    Rear Suspension Rear suspension setup mostly uses a rear mono-shock. Kayaba rear shock, pre-load adjustable

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  • Dimensions & ChassisDimensions & Chassis

    Kerb Weight Kerb weight of the motorcycle is the total weight of a vehicle that is ready for operation. It includes all standard equipment and necessary consumables. 189 kg

    Overall Length Overall length of the vehicle is the total length of a two-wheeler from the front to the back. 2,100 mm

    Overall Width Total width of the vehicle. 855 mm

    Wheelbase The wheelbase is the distance between the front and the rear wheel. 1,445 mm

    Ground Clearance The ground clearance is the distance between the ground and the lowest point of a vehicle. 176 mm

    Seat Height The seat height is the height of the rider's saddle from the ground. 798 mm

    Overall Height Overall height is the tallest point of a motorcycle, usually the mirror or the top of a windscreen. 1,150 mm

    Chassis Type The chassis type is the primary/main frame of a two-wheeler. Tubular steel Trellis frame

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  • Manufacturer WarrantyManufacturer Warranty

    Standard Warranty (Year) 2 Year

    Standard Warranty (Kilometers) Unlimited Km

Features

Odometer Odometer keeps the track of the total kilometres travelled by a vehicle in its lifetime. Digital

DRLs (Daytime running lights) Daytime Running Lights, as the name suggest, are the lights that stay ON when the main headlight is switched off. This feature makes a vehicle easily visible in the rear view mirror of other vehicles. Yes

Mobile App Connectivity Mobile App Connectivity connects the smartphone to the instrument cluster via Bluetooth to offer access to features such as incoming calls, messages, and music. No

Low Oil IndicatorYes

Low Battery IndicatorYes

Pillion BackrestNo

GPS & Navigation GPS & Navigation function works via Bluetooth to deliver directions on the instrument cluster. No

USB charging port A USB charging port can be used to charge devices on the go. The feature, which is either available as standard or via accessories, can come handy to recharge devices such as smartphones while riding a vehicle. No

Front storage box No

Under seat storage No

AHO (Automatic Headlight On) Automatic Headlight On feature keeps the main headlamp of the vehicle running all the time. This improves the visibility of a motorcycle/scooter in the rear-view mirror of vehicle ahead. Yes

Speedometer Speedometer gives an indication of the current speed at which a vehicle is travelling. Digital

Fuel Guage Fuel guage indicates the level of fuel available in the tank of a vehicle. Yes

Digital Fuel Guage Digital fuel guage shows the information about the fuel level in a vehicle through a digital display. Yes

Tachometer Tachometer shows the real-time reading of the revs per minute (RPM) at which the engine is operating. Digital

Stand Alarm Stand alarm notifies the rider if the side stand of the vehicle is engaged. Some vehicles comes with a side stand cut-off feature that does not allow the motor to start until the side stand is lifted. Yes

Stepped Seat In a stepped seat layout, the pillion seat is slightly taller than the rider seat. No

No. of Tripmeters No of tripmeters indicate the total number of trip meters that a vehicle's instrument cluster features. Usually, premium vehicles come with two trip meters, while budget two-wheelers feature a single trip meter. 2

Tripmeter Type Tripmeters are available in two type - analogue and digital. The analogue unit usually features a single trip meter while a digital display may come with two trip meters. Digital

Low Fuel Indicator Low fuel indicator aims to remind the rider that the vehicle is running low on fuel, and it should be refueled soon. Yes

Pillion GrabrailYes

Pillion SeatYes

Pillion FootrestYes

Start TypeElectric Start

Shift LightYes

KillswitchYes

ClockYes

Battery 12V-10 Ah

Headlight TypeLED

Brake/Tail LightLED

Turn SignalLED

Pass LightYes

Additional featuresLCD Dashboard

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  •  5The bike with lots of abilities. Plus the brand itself says a lot 10 months ago by Harvinder

    Planning to buy a bike for multi purpose use...till now from the bikes so far seen this bike looked to me a must own for bike lovers. Being in my 40's i like this bike for my different occasions including adventurous trips ..that's all i can say. Rest after becoming pro

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  •  5The bike with lots of abilities..plus the brand itself says a lot 10 months ago by Harvinder

    Planning to buy a bike for multi purpose use...till now from the bikes so far seen this bike looked to me a must own for bike lovers. Being in my 40's i like this bike for my different occasions including adventurous trips ..that's all i can say. Rest after becoming pro

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  •  5Ducati scrambler Icon review 1 year ago by Yogeshwar Tambre, Pune

    This is "the only bike", that's it. I never had a chance to ride the bike but I want to own it one day,. I never thought about that i would be so deeply liking this bike, but this bike has stolen the heart and " I want this bike in my parking lot". Waiting for the bike

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  •  5Ducati scrambler icon 1 year ago by Kishor Kumar, Raipur

    I bought this bike second hand. Riding experience has been a wonderful experience for me and has become my favorite forever. Its looks are outstanding. Not very expensive, with less maintenance.

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FAQs about Ducati Scrambler Icon

  • Q: What is the on-road price of Ducati Scrambler Icon in 2023?

    A: The 2023 on-road price of Ducati Scrambler Icon in Delhi is Rs. 10,57,766. This on-road price includes the ex-showroom price, RTO and insurance charges.
  • Q: Which is better Ducati Scrambler Icon or Ducati Scrambler Nightshift?

    A: Ducati Scrambler Icon is priced at Rs. 9,39,000, has a 803 cc 6 Speed Manual engine, and weighs 189 kg, whereas, the price of Ducati Scrambler Nightshift is Rs. 11,69,000 with a 803 cc 6 Speed Manualengine, and weighing 192 kg. You can compare Ducati Scrambler Icon vs Ducati Scrambler Nightshift based on their detailed specifications, features, prices and reviews.
  • Q: What are the colour options of Ducati Scrambler Icon?

    A: Ducati Scrambler Icon is available in 3 colours which are Matt Black, Yellow and Orange. You can check all the colour images of Ducati Scrambler Icon.
  • Q: What are the key specifications of Ducati Scrambler Icon?

    A: Ducati Scrambler Icon is a Scrambler bike that weighs 189 kg, has a 803 cc BS-VI engine and a fuel capacity of 13.5 litres. You can check the full specifications and features.

Ducati Scrambler Icon News

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    2023 Ducati Scrambler unveiled ahead of EICMA 2022
    08 November 2022
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    Ducati has taken the wraps off the 2023 Scrambler lineup, just hours ahead of the EICMA 2022. The all-new Ducati Scrambler features mechanical changes and an updated electronics package. The motorcycle is available in three variants - Icon, Full Throttle, and Nightshift.

  • Ducati Scrambler lookalike mini-bike launched in China
    Ducati Scrambler lookalike mini-bike launched in China
    30 June 2022
    Pratik Bhanushali

    Chinese two-wheeler manufacturers are used to blatantly mocking original designs from various two-wheeler brands around the world. It’s the same case with Jialing, a two-wheeler brand from China

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