While the machine hasn’t developed much further than from the last time it broke cover, we do at least get a better view of the Scrambler’s early lines, and can clearly spot the bike’s air-cooled v-twin engine.
Also visible is the Ducati Scrambler’s elongated tank and flat-ish seat, key elements to the scrambler aesthetic. Absent however is a high-mounted level exhaust, though Ducati’s unit here seems to be anything but finalized.
From this angle too we can get a better idea of wheel rim sizes, and a little Photoshop measuring reveals a front rim that’s just over 10% larger than the rear, confirming what our sources have said about a 19″ front wheel. More specific details on the Ducati Scrambler are sketchy at best though, with conflicting information abounding at this point in time.
The operative phrase we are hearing from our sources is “if” not “when” Ducati builds this bike, suggesting that Borgo Panigale hasn’t fully committed, or fully formed, its plans with the Ducati Scrambler model — no doubt, Ducati is gauging consumer reactions carefully with these leaked photos.
We do know that we will not be seeing the Scrambler in production form at EICMA this year, and at the earliest it will be a 2015 model. With Bologna already registering “Ducati Scrambler” as a trademark in several markets, it will be interesting at least to see if Ducati talks about the model during its EICMA event Monday next week.