Anyone know if they've made any changes to Scrambler for the 2016 model year?
I'm willing to be corrected but my understanding is that any model available in 2016 can be produced under Euro 3 rules until 2019.What's going to happen in 2017 though I wonder - the 2015-16 bike isn't Euro 4 compliant. That means that either they'll have to make significant changes or they won't be able to sell it in Europe next year (assuming that I understand the regulations correctly).
I thought it was that new models must be Euro 4 compliant from the start of this year (2016) and existing models by the start of next year (2017).I'm willing to be corrected but my understanding is that any model available in 2016 can be produced under Euro 3 rules until 2019.
Only new models introduced from 2017 onwards have to comply immediately.
This year is expected to be a bumper year for new bikes and updated models for that reason. Gives manufacturers a couple more years to to develop new engines and raise the R&D cash.
So Ducati could continue making the Scrambler in it's current form until 2019. This is what I expect, maybe with a few minor tweeks here and there.
Thanks, a year late and I'm not sure where I got 2019 from.
I'm thinking similarly tbh. Though a Hypermotard SP does look like a tempting proposition.Makes sense, because the XSR might steal people like me, who might want more performance after a few years with the current Scrambler. I'm hope I'm right because I'd love to stay on a Ducati.
The Hyper is cool but I've fallen for the retro looks more than I thought I would. I think I'd miss the bucket headlight and classic 'two wheels and a seat' vibe. I need to try a hyper, because it's even more upright than the Scrambler and I do find myself on big boring roads too often.I'm thinking similarly tbh. Though a Hypermotard SP does look like a tempting proposition.