Ducati recently added a new motorcycle in their Scrambler range, called the Scrambler Mach 2.0. The retro scrambler styled motorcycle goes head on with the Triumph Street Twin. How does the Scrambler Mach 2.0 fare against its rival? Read along to find out.
Design and Cycle Parts
The Scrambler Mach 2.0 is based on the standard Scrambler Icon, although with a few cosmetic changes. The Mach 2.0 features a white, orange and yellow paint scheme that is inspired by the ’70 West Coast style. It also sports a flat track seat, black exhaust and black cylinder covers. The rest of the design remains the same with the round headlamp, alloy wheels, eccentrically mounted instrument cluster and the upright riding position.
The Scrambler Mach 2.0 rides on 41mm inverted forks up front and a preload adjustable rear monoshock; both Kayaba units. Braking duties are handles by Brembo with a 330mm front disc and a 245mm disc at the rear with ABS as standard.
The Street Twin is part of Triumph’s modern-classic range. It features black alloy wheels, upswept brushed stainless steel exhausts and all-black treatment for the side panels. The minimalistic front and rear mud guards along with the round LED headlamp boost its neo-retro appeal.
Even though the Street Twin looks like a classic motorcycle, it features modern technology like a ride-by-wire throttle, traction control and ABS as standard. Stopping power comes from a 310mm disc up front and a 255mm disc at the rear. It rides on 41mm inverted front forks, similar to the one on the Scrambler and twin preload adjustable shocks at the rear; both Kayaba units.
The seat height on the Scrambler Mach 2.0 is set higher than the Triumph Street Twin’s at 790mm. However, it is 39kgs lighter with a kerb weight of 186 kg. The Street Twin on the other hand has a 750mm seat height and weighs 225kg.
Both the bikes are powered by twin-cylinder engines however their setup is different. While Ducati has an affinity to V-twins, Triumph prefers parallel twin engines.
The Scrambler Mach 2.0 is powered by a 803cc L-twin air-cooled engine that delivers 74bhp and 68Nm of torque, and is mated to a six-speed transmission. The Triumph Street Twin uses a 899cc parallel-twin unit that delivers 54.2bhp and 80Nm of torque. This unit is mated to a five-speed transmission.
The Ducati Scrambler Mach 2.0 is priced at Rs 8.52 lakhs while the Triumph Street Twin is comparatively less expensive with a price tag of Rs 7.42 lakhs. iAll prices ex-showroom Delhi.