The machine is said to be similar in design to the one Pierre Terblanche inked while he was with the Bologna Brand, though reports and sources have varied on what sort of motor the new model would use in its final form.
Whether it be water or liquid-cooled, single or twin-cylindered, the 2014 Ducati Scrambler cometh, and A&R has the trademark application to prove it.
Registering the name “Ducati Scrambler” with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), Ducati Motor Holding has tipped its hand regarding the new hipster machine.
A lengthy trademark, he most important provision in the granted trademark is probably the following: “IC 012. US 019 021 023 031 035 044. G & S: Vehicles; apparatus for locomotion by land.”
However, it worth noting that Ducati has filed for the trademark to be valid over a variety of goods, including clothing, precious metals, paper products, photography, and even games (Settlers of Scrambler, anyone?).
We likely won’t have to wait long to see the Scrambler in its final form, as the machine is expected to debut at the 2013 EICMA show in Milan, Italy. Stay tuned Ducatisti.
Source: USPTO; Photo: JVB-Moto