Ducati has updated its product portfolio with the launch of the BS6-compliant Scrambler Icon. The latest iteration of the motorcycle has been launched at Rs 8.49 lakh (ex-showroom, India). What else can you buy in the similar price range? Here we list the alternatives to the Ducati Scrambler Icon.
Ducati has also introduced the Dark variant of the Scrambler Icon to its range in the Indian market. The Scrambler Icon Dark is Rs 50,000 more affordable than the standard Scrambler Icon. The Dark variant uses the same underpinnings and engine as the standard Scrambler Icon. Thus, the mechanical specifications include a BS6/Euro5-compliant 803cc, air-cooled, L-twin engine that is linked to a six-speed transmission.
For almost Rs 30,000 less, buyers can also consider the inline four-cylinder powered Japanese roadster, the Z900. The Japanese motorcycle uses a 948cc, inline four-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine that makes a healthy 123.6bhp and 98.6Nm of peak torque. The feature list on the Z900 includes LED lighting and a Bluetooth-enabled colour TFT display that works with Kawasaki RIDEOLOGY THE APP smartphone application.
Suzuki’s middleweight adventure tourer, the V-Storm 650 XT is available at Rs 8.84 lakh. For that price, the motorcycle packs a 645cc, 90-degree V-twin engine, a semi-fairing design, a tall windscreen, and tubeless-tyre compatible wire-spoke wheels. Other features include a halogen headlamp, an LED taillight, and a semi-digital instrument cluster.
Triumph Motorcycle replaced the Street Triple S with the Street Triple R as its base model and the modern naked roadster is available for Rs 8.84 lakh. For that marginal premium over the Ducati Scrambler Icon, the Street Triple R gets a 765cc, inline three-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine that makes a respectable 114.7bhp and 79Nm of peak torque. However, unlike its higher-spec sibling, the Street Triple RS, the R version does not get a fully-digital instrument cluster. Instead, it uses a semi-digital unit that features an analogue tachometer.
Triumph Motorcycle India’s retro-style Bonneville T100 is available at a marginal premium over the Ducati Scrambler Icon. The Bonneville T100 is powered by a 900cc, twin-cylinder engine that makes 53.5bhp and 80Nm of peak torque. The feature list is relatively low-spec, and the T100 comes with a semi-digital instrument cluster instead of a fully-digital unit. Nevertheless, it still benefits from an LED headlamp and an LED taillight.