The Nightshift, Full Throttle, and Icon Scramblers lead the way in 2023.

The Nightshift, Full Throttle, and Icon Scramblers lead the way in 2023. (Ducati/)

Ducati has introduced its second-generation Scrambler lineup for 2023, unveiling three revised versions of the popular bike, each packing a range of updates. The Icon, Full Throttle, and Nightshift variants will come with new electronics, chassis, drivetrain, and styling elements that promise improved handling, safety, responsiveness, and customizability. The Icon will be priced at $10,995 and will arrive in dealerships in spring 2023; the Full Throttle will cost $12,195 and also be in dealerships in spring 2023; the Nightshift comes with a $12,195 MSRP and will be available in summer 2023.

Overall, the Scrambler platform loses 8.8 pounds thanks in part to a newly designed trellis frame and revised swingarm. These elements allowed engineers to centrally position the rear shock and fit a new subframe that can be removed without any need to modify the main frame. Steering angle is increased, and the 18-inch front and 17-inch wheels feature a new design as well. Together, the chassis revisions help to create an easier-handling motorcycle.

The 803cc L-twin gets a range of updated covers and a new eight-disc clutch that’s more compact than the previous unit. Shifting action is improved to a new design, which mounts the shift drum on bearings. The new ride-by-wire system smooths throttle action and engine response and makes it possible to easily fit a quickshifter to the Icon and Nightshift models. The Full Throttle edition will come with a quickshifter as standard equipment.

Performance can be calibrated to road conditions thanks to the new ride modes, Road and Wet. Each of the second-gen Scramblers will also come with Ducati Traction Control and ABS Cornering. Riders will keep tabs on the new electronics systems on a new 4.3-inch color TFT instrument panel. This unit also allows the Ducati Multimedia System to be added as an upgrade, which will give riders the ability to manage smartphone function and listen to music. Each bike will get a full complement of LED lights.

The Icon comes with a new lower handlebar, updated seat, and a range of accessory upgrade options that will allow riders to tailor the look of the bike in a variety of ways.

The Full Throttle has a shorter front mudguard than the Icon and a sporty design that pays homage to the tracker style and to 1962, the year of Ducati’s first-ever scrambler. In addition to the quickshifter, the Full Throttle will also come with a Termignoni silencer standard.

The Nightshift is a cafe-styled version with flatter handlebars, spoked wheels, bar-end mirrors and shorter front-end mudguard.

Additionally, Ducati will continue to offer a full range of Scrambler-styled clothing and accessories for riders who want to go all-in on the brand’s “Land of Joy” lifestyle.

2023 Ducati Scrambler Technical Specifications and Price

Price: $10,995–$12,195
Engine: 803cc, liquid-cooled Desmodromic L-twin; 2 valves/cyl.
Bore x Stroke: 88.0 x 66.0mm
Compression Ratio: 11.1:1
Fuel Delivery: EFI w/ 50mm throttle bodies, ride-by-wire
Clutch: Wet, multi-disc slipper/assist; hydraulic actuation
Transmission/Final Drive: 6-speed/chain
Frame: Tubular steel trellis
Front Suspension: 41mm USD Kayaba fork; 5.9 in. travel
Rear Suspension: Kayaba shock, preload adjustable; 5.9 in. travel
Front Brake: 4-piston calipers, dual 330mm discs w/ Bosch Cornering ABS
Rear Brake: 1-piston floating caliper, 245mm disc w/ Bosch Cornering ABS
Wheels, Front/Rear: Light alloy (Icon, Full Throttle) / spoked aluminum (Nightshift); 18 x 3.0 in. / 17 x 5.5 in.
Tires, Front/Rear: Pirelli MT 60 RS; 110/80-18 / 180/55-17
Rake/Trail: 24.0°/4.25 in.
Wheelbase: 57.0 in.
Seat Height: 31.3 in.
Fuel Capacity: 3.6 gal.
Claimed Curb Weight: 408 lb. (Icon, Full Throttle) / 422 lb. (Nightshift)
Available: Spring-summer 2023
Contact: scramblerducati.com

Ducati introduces a number of updates on its second-generation lineup of Scramblers.

Ducati introduces a number of updates on its second-generation lineup of Scramblers. (Ducati/)

The Full Throttle Scrambler has quickshifter and Termignoni exhaust as standard equipment.

The Full Throttle Scrambler has quickshifter and Termignoni exhaust as standard equipment. (Ducati/)

The 803cc L-twin engine gets a new clutch and new ride modes.

The 803cc L-twin engine gets a new clutch and new ride modes. (Ducati/)

A new ride-by-wire system promises smoother throttle and engine response.

A new ride-by-wire system promises smoother throttle and engine response. (Ducati/)

Interchangeable fuel covers will give Icon riders plenty of customization options.

Interchangeable fuel covers will give Icon riders plenty of customization options. (Ducati/)

The Scrambler Icon will start at $10,995.

The Scrambler Icon will start at $10,995. (Ducati/)

Each second-gen Scrambler gets LED lights throughout.

Each second-gen Scrambler gets LED lights throughout. (Ducati/)

A revised swingarm and trellis frame allowed engineers to centrally position the rear shock.

A revised swingarm and trellis frame allowed engineers to centrally position the rear shock. (Ducati/)

Ducati shaved 8.8 pounds from the platform.

Ducati shaved 8.8 pounds from the platform. (Ducati/)

The Scrambler Nightshift will start at $12,195.

The Scrambler Nightshift will start at $12,195. (Ducati/)

A new 4.3-inch color TFT instrument panel provides ride mode info and can connect to the optional Ducati Multimedia System.

A new 4.3-inch color TFT instrument panel provides ride mode info and can connect to the optional Ducati Multimedia System. (Ducati/)

The Nightshift has a cafe-racer vibe and will come in a Nebula Blue colorway.

The Nightshift has a cafe-racer vibe and will come in a Nebula Blue colorway. (Ducati/)
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