2015 Scrambler Icon
Ducati released its last new model preview video, the Gen 2 Scrambler is in the Land of Joy. Comments?
The U.S. website talks about the Icon being reintroduced "with an even more modern design and componentry," but I can't find out what that more modern "componentry" might be.I cant see any suggestion that the suspension has been updated.
look at the specs.The U.S. website talks about the Icon being reintroduced "with an even more modern design and componentry," but I can't find out what that more modern "componentry" might be.
Still getting used to the new styling, but I agree with you on the new cable routing. That's an improvement, at least!
All very good points now I've had time to stew.I'm distinctly underwhelmed. Aesthetically, it's a bit tidier, even if I really don't like the pushed-in headlight look (not that the original is much better). And as has already been pointed out, losing the flat seat-line on the Nightshift is a downgrade for me. I don't mind the dark blue though.
The main issue is that I'm just not interested in any of the technical upgrades. For me the Scrambler is all about simplicity. So riding modes, quick-shifters, a huge dash and all that stuff is just pointless.
Worse though, they haven't (or don't seem to have) addressed the two major weaknesses of the older model: rubbish suspension and the lack of a 17" front wheel on any model now the Café Racer is gone.
Guess I'll just keep my increasingly tatty 2015 Icon.
They took all the personality away from the Monster after the S4R.Aesthetically I think they are a step backward. I don’t care for the new display, and I don’t see anything here that looks better than my Cafe Racer. I even like last year’s Nightshift better than the 2023. This is good as I feel zero need for a new model. I also don’t like much of the new Ducati lineup at all. I have owned many MONSTERS and I find the new ones just plain ugly. Just one man’s opinion.