Gallery: The Ducati Scrambler Cafe Racer is the Coolest Scrambler of Them All

New addition "offers a fresh take on what was one of motorcycling's most influential movements"

Ducati has introduced a new addition to its Scrambler family, the Cafe Racer. According to Ducati, the Cafe Racer is the Scrambler interpretation of the legendary '60s bikes customized by their owners to sprint from one cafe to the next. Scroll through the gallery below to see more images of this very cool new bike, and to learn more about what influenced it and how it was developed.

2017 Ducati Scrambler Cafe Racer
The term "cafe racer" stems from the "Ton-Up Boys" in London setting up their bikes to race from one cafe to another. Ducati has taken that culture and adapted it to the company's Scrambler line, with the result being this new model.Courtesy of Ducati
2017 Ducati Scrambler Cafe Racer
The Cafe Racer is powered by the air- and oil-cooled 803cc Desmodue V-twin engine use in the Scrambler Icon, and is Euro 4 compliant; in the Cafe Racer the engine has black-trimmed covers and machined cooling fins. To meet Euro 4 specs, the Cafe Racer has a new throttle control and engine calibration, which also gives smoother power delivery.Courtesy of Ducati
2017 Ducati Scrambler Cafe Racer
The teardrop tank has interchangeable aluminum side panels, and the seat has a cover for the passenger section. The Termignoni exhaust with dual tailpipes, the nose fairing, number plate and stubby mudguard are all references to the cafe racer styling of the '60s.Courtesy of Ducati
2017 Ducati Scrambler Cafe Racer
The Scrambler Cafe Racer has 17-inch wheels with 120/70 and 180/55 Pirelli Diablo Rosso II tires; the Brembo braking system includes Bosch 9.1 MP ABS and utilizes a single 330mm front disc with four-piston Brembo monoblock caliper. The rear brake is a 245mm disc and single-piston caliper.Courtesy of Ducati

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2017 Ducati Scrambler Cafe Racer
Handlebar-end-mounted mirrors draw their inspiration from the '60s style, and are an interesting contrast to the very modern radial-mount front master cylinder.Courtesy of Ducati
2017 Ducati Scrambler Cafe Racer
Like all of Ducati's Scrambler models, a wide range of accessories and apparel is available for the Cafe Racer. These include an X-shaped headlight mesh guard (to evoke memories of the tape used to cover the lights when racing), an accessory seat, leather tank bag, spoked wheels, rear view mirrors and an exhaust cover.Courtesy of Ducati
2017 Ducati Scrambler Cafe Racer
The number 54 on the Cafe Racer once belonged to Bruno Spaggiari, a successful Ducati racer in the '60s. Spaggiari raced the Mototemporada Romagnola road race in 1968 on a bike using an engine derived from Ducati's single-cylinder 350cc Scrambler, and designers of the Scrambler Cafe Racer wanted to pay homage to the legendary rider.Courtesy of Ducati
2017 Ducati Scrambler Cafe Racer
The engine is equipped with a six-speed gearbox, produces 75 horsepower at 8,250 rpm and features 7,500-mile maintenance intervals.Courtesy of Ducati
2017 Ducati Scrambler Cafe Racer
The Scrambler Cafe Racer is offered in the Black Coffee color scheme only, with black frame and gold wheels.Courtesy of Ducati