There have been rumours about the smaller Ducati Scrambler under development since a couple of months. However, these rumours didn’t have an accurate source but for the first time, we might have something on this smaller Scrambler.
The Italian publication Motociclismo has managed to click few pictures of a Scrambler prototype which looks more like a smaller version. While the overall design and the frame look identical to the Scrambler 803cc, there are few minute changes that make us believe that this could be the rumoured Scrambler 400.
If you look at the picture closely, the spied Scrambler prototype features the conventional telescopic forks instead of the upside-down unit which we see on the bigger Scrambler. This is usually done to keep costs in check and for a motorcycle like the Scrambler 400 pricing will play a very important role. Also, the swingarm on the prototype is slightly thinner than that on the Scrambler 803. The exhaust on the bike is temporary and the production model will see something different.
Talking about the power, the Scrambler 400 might draw its power from a 400cc L-twin engine, with a power figure ranging between 40 and 45bhp. The major market for this new Scrambler is the Japanese market and A2 licence holders in Europe.
We are expecting Ducati to unveil the Scrambler 400 at the upcoming 2015 EICMA.
Image source : motociclismo