The other addition to Ducati’s vintage lineup, the aptly named Ducati Scrambler Cafe Racer adds the last missing piece to Ducati’s post-authentic puzzle: a café racer model.
Following the trend that so many other OEMs have followed, Ducati has wisely used its Scrambler sub-brand for its café racer offering, which features an old-school 803cc air-cooled platform that is easy to own, and cheap to buy.
Tastefully styled, the 75hp machine should be very attractive to retro-focused riders, or those who are simply looking for a basic street bike to add to their garage.
The Ducati Scrambler Cafe Racer doesn’t stray too far from the current Scrambler aesthetic, though it does notably add 17″ wheels, with Pirelli Diablo Rosso III street tires. Barend mirrors and a number plate complete the look.
Launched in conjunction with the Ducati Scrambler Dirt Sled and Ducati Monster 797, the Cafe Racer is one of three air-cooled models to debut at this year’s EICMA show, giving would-be buyers a bit of choice when it comes to their two-valve Ducatis.
This means that Ducati has a strong lineup for those looking for cheaper and more basic motorcycles, and it also keeps the Italian brand relevant in a increasingly competitive segment.
We are not sure how much life the café racer demographic has left in it, but Ducati might very well pump an extra season or two into the space with this attractive motorcycle.
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