2018 Ducati Scrambler Full Throttle

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2018 Ducati Scrambler Full Throttle
2018 Ducati Scrambler Full ThrottleCRS

Meet the two raciest Scrambler designs, the Full Throttle and the Café Racer. The Full Throttle is inspired by the born-again sport of flat-track racing, and maybe Super Hooligan Racing in particular. While a competition-type, twin-outlet Termignoni exhaust system plugs into the 803cc, 73-hp V-twin engine, most of the Full Throttle’s other changes are cosmetic in nature. These include foreshortened front and rear fenders, a low-rise handlebar (cleverly adjustable for width), a lightly pocketed dual seat, black and yellow bodywork with a checkered-flag motif, faux number plates painted onto the seat cowl, and black finishes throughout.

The Scrambler Café Racer is a bit more of a departure in part because motorcycling’s “scrambler” and “café racer” idioms are actually incongruous (the former is dirt- and the latter is road-focused). But never mind. The Scrambler Café Racer forges ahead anyway, with elegant black finishes reminiscent of the postwar AJS 7R production roadracer. Unique parts include a slender fly screen, a low-rise handlebar with bar-end mirrors, side number plates, a kicked-up bum-stop seat, and Pirelli Diablo sport radials.

Likes: Creative, sporty, and fun

Dislikes: They're wannabe racers

Verdict: Retro racing attitude for the street

2018 Ducati Scrambler Full Throttle Specs and Pricing

MSRP $10,695