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Cafe Racer: Ducati Scrambler 800
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Cafe Racer: Ducati Scrambler 800

The real Cafe racer is more than just another bike. Yes, if you have been waiting for a cafe-styled motorcycle from Ducati, then here’s your chance!

For a quick intro, Ducati had expanded its Scrambler family by unveiling two new variations - the Cafe Racer and the off-road focused Desert Sled. By then, more enthusiasts quickly turned into reliable Cafe Racers of their dreams. Well, today the one we are here to talk about is - the Ducati Scrambler 800 Cafe Racer.

Scrambler Cafe Racer - A Greatest Departure from the Established Look

The machine encompasses a unique eye-catchy look, against the rest of the Scrambler family, we’ve seen so far. The steel tank with adjustable aluminium side panels; LED front headlight with glass lens; LED backlight with diffusion-light; aluminium belt cover; Black engine with brushed fins; Clip-on handlebars; trackers-bend handle bar mirrors; authentic “cafe racer” kind of seat; beneath the seat storage compartment; and USB socket, all sweepingly defines a new-age Cafe Racer.

The Ducati Scrambler Cafe Racer 2017, carries a “54” number plate at its sides. But why is that? For those who are unaware, one of the legendary racers, Bruno Spaggiari sported the number, who raced the Mototemporada Romagnola back in 1968, with a Ducati’s that ran a 350cc single cylinder engine, from which the original Scrambler was inspired from. Thus it is to glorify the legend.

Hence, conceivably as soon as you take a ride on this motorcycle, it's Black-Coffee color and roaring classy look takes you to the mindset of the 1960’s Ton-Up boys of London.

Ducati Scrambler 800 Cafe Racer - Engine and Specs

The heart of this Scrambler is an 803cc, Air and oil cooled twin engine, which delivers smoother power and better throttle response, when compared to its previous edition, especially at lower rpm.


1) Dimension-2107x810x1066mm

2) Seat height- 805mm (adjustable)

3) Weight-172Kg and 188Kg (inc. Oil & Gas)

4) Fork Angle-21.8 degree

5) Clutch type- Wet multiple clutches with mechanical control

6) Starter Type- Electric

7) Wheel Type- 10-spoke in light alloy

Ride Quality

Does this machine bring in any morphing into the future? Let’s scramble about its ability to find that out. One of the new Cafe Racer’s best qualities is its power delivery and sophistication, which will trigger your mind to build a pleasant image about the machine. Yes, by this way the familiar twin cylinder engine, allowing you to take deep corners at ease. Hence, you can dance through the corners and maintain a smooth ride as well.

One thing that is worth mentioning is, the bike doesn’t get overheated, even after a long drive. Moving on to the steering head angle, it provides sharper and faster steering response. Moreover, it’s amazing to see the 17’’ gold wheels, along with Pirelli Diablo Rosso II tires, that gives a gripper rides.

Final Verdict

On the whole, the bike looks sexy and delivers fun, riding shorter and faster rides. Therefore, in today’s modern world, the style quotient, crediting the olden days are in again, marking one big and excellent comeback for a Cafe Racer. The eminent and revolutionary Cafe Racing tradition, back in 60’s and 70’s, now has a chance to emerge again with this new Ducati Scrambler 800 Cafe Racer.

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