2016 Ducati Scrambler Sixty2 | 400cc of Pop Art Style

2016 Ducati Scrambler Sixty2 | 400cc of Pop Art Style
2016 Ducati Scrambler Sixty2

2016 Ducati Scrambler Sixty2

2016 Ducati Scrambler Sixty2 | 400cc of Pop Art Style
2016 Ducati Scrambler Sixty2

When the Ducati Scrambler was launched in fall of 2014, the Bologna-based manufacturer shocked many - not so much for the actual bike, but the fact that four Scramblers were available - Icon, Urban Enduro, Full Throttle, and Classic.

Ducati said the Scrambler, which arrived with the oil-cooled 803cc L-twin two-valve transplanted from the previous Monster 796, was based on a “post-heritage” design that provides a contemporary take on a classic model.

The Scrambler immediately garnered a cult following, and was praised from many across the motorcycle media; we even named it one of our Top 10 Motorcycles of 2015.

When something's good, you don’t touch it, and the Italians completely understand this. But the Scrambler line wasn’t left untouched for 2016. The original four Scramblers return, and are now joined my two additional Scrambler models - the Flat Track Pro, and the one discussed here, the Sixty2.

The Sixty2 is Ducati’s newest entry-level motorcycle that is inspired by “youth street culture, skateboards, street food, pop music, and pop art." Ducati chose the Sixty2 name because pop art was garnering much traction throughout America in 1962 - the same year that the original Ducati Scrambler was launched.

2016 Ducati Scrambler 62 horsepower

The 62, um, Sixty2, features a 400cc desmo that produces 42 horsepower, a six-speed transmission, two-channel ABS, and some unique styling that caters to pop art. Though named after the ’62 year, Ducati’s logo is influenced from the 1980s, drawing inspiration from motocross and BMX bike culture. The logo features four stars, which represent the 400cc engine. Just as it did when launching the 2015 Scrambler lineup with its claymation videos, Ducati has launched the new Scrambler Sixty2 with a Bart & Betty comic strip.

Though the name is taking from the 1960s, and the logo from the 1980s, the bike’s styling is right from the 1970s, from the single headlight to the single gauges that features an rpm indicator and speedometer, classic handlebars with minimal controls, and a 3.7-gallon teardrop steel gas tank.

All else is modern Ducati; the Scrambler Sixty2 arrives with a twin upper spar steel trellis frame, Showa suspension, 10-spoke aluminum wheels wrapped in Pirelli MT60 rubber, and Brembo braking (single 320mm disc up front, single 245mm out back) with a two-channel ABS. And as is the style of nearly every modern motorcycle, LED headlights are standard.

The 2016 Ducati Scrambler Sixty2 will be offered at $7,995 in following three colors:

  • Atomic Tangerine with black frame and black seat
  • Ocean Grey with black frame and black seat
  • Shining Black with black frame and black seat

Following are the highlights and specs for the Ducati Sixty2:

2016 Ducati Scrambler Sixty2 Highlights:

  • Steel teardrop fuel tank with dedicated design
  • Dedicated adhesive logo
  • Traditional stanchion fork
  • Newly designed front mudguard
  • Classically designed steel swingarm
  • Exhaust with all-new pipe layout and black silencer cover o Rear wheel with 160/60 x 17’’ tyre
  • Round rear view mirrors
  • High plate holder
  • Two-channel ABS as standard

2016 Ducati Scrambler Sixty2 Specs:

  • Engine Type: L-Twin, Desmodromic distribution, 2 valves per cylinder, air cooled
  • Displacement: 399 cc
  • Bore x Stroke: 72 mm x 49 mm
  • Compression Ratio: 10.7 : 1
  • Power: 42 horsepower @ 8750 rpm
  • Torque: 25.2 ft/lbs @ 7750 rpm
  • Fuel: injection
  • Exhaust: Exhaust system with single stainless steel muffler with aluminum exterior cover, catalytic converter and 2 lambda probes
  • Emissions: Euro 4
  • Transmission Gearbox: 6 speed
  • Transmission Ratio: 1=32/13 2=30/18 3=28/21 4=26/23 5=22/22 6=24/26
  • Primary drive: Straight cut gears, Ratio 2.28:1
  • Final drive: Chain, front sprocket 15, rear sprocket 48
  • Clutch: APTC wet multiplate with mechanical control
  • Frame: Tubular steel Trellis frame
  • Wheelbase: 1,460 mm (57.5 in)
  • Rake: 24°
  • Trail: 112 mm
  • Total steering lock: 35°
  • 2016 Ducati Scrambler Sixty2 | 400cc desmo engineFront suspension: Showa 41 mm traditional stanchion fork
  • Front wheel travel: 150 mm
  • Front wheel: 10-spoke in light alloy 3.00" x 18"
  • Front tire: Pirelli MT 60 RS 110/80 R18
  • Rear suspension: Kayaba rear shock, pre-load adjustable
  • Rear wheel travel: 150 mm
  • Rear wheel: 10-spoke in light alloy, 4.50" x 17"
  • Rear tire: Pirelli MT 60 RS 160/60 R17
  • Front brake: 320 mm disc, 2-piston floating caliper with ABS as standard equipment
  • Rear brake: 245 mm disc, 1-piston floating caliper with ABS as standard equipment
  • Fuel tank capacity: 14 l - 3.7 gallons (US)
  • Dry weight: 167 kg (368 lbs)
  • *Wet weight: 183 kg (403 lbs)
  • Seat height: 790 mm (31.1 in) - low seat 770 mm (30.3 in) and high 810 mm (31.9 in) available as accessory
  • Max height: 45.8” / 1,165 mm
  • Max width: 33.8” / 860 mm
  • Max length: 84.6” / 2,150 mm
  • Instrumentation: LCD
  • Ducati electronics: dual-channel ABS
  • Warranty: 2 years unlimited mileage
  • Versions: Dual seat

2016 Ducati Scrambler Sixty2 Price:

  • MSRP - $7,995

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8 COMMENTS

  1. 25 ft/ lbs & not till it is practcally wound out? Seems oddly low and late for a 400 scrambler today. Hp seems competitive. I am tired, maybe I’m just not thinking straight.

  2. True. Hadn’t thought about it as an entry level. Short sighted on my part since it is a 400. Actually, very happy to hear that Ducati came out with it. Anxious to hear the reviews. Hope it does well for them, I think it should.

  3. Early 70’s 650 Bonnies claimed 45 BHP. So I agree. I have some friends that ride modern Ducati’s and they have had electrical / computer problem reminiscent of John Lucas, “the Prince of Darkness”.. I’m interested because I’m 70 yo and ride a ROCK SOLID DR 650 with 50,000 miles… but the electronics concern me.

  4. And I have a few “modern” models – an 1198 and a 2011 Multistrada – and haven’t had one issue. Well, except for a leaking fork seal on the Multistrada due to, um, some one-wheel fun. And the Multi has nearly 40K on it. Now as for a 2003 Monster 620 I owned – I did chase electronic issues, and ended up replacing a wiring harness. But that was a 2003 – if that’s considered “modern.”

  5. Pretty modern and expensive. I believe it was a 2012 Multistrada 1200S +/- one year. One or two occurrences left him stranded by he had some others that were just annoyances such as instruments stopping / or flaky ride management system. I think the stranding(s) were due to ECU or EFI failure(s). ALL of the failure(s) and annoyances were 100% electrical… mechanically it was ROCK SOLID.

    He is an old friend from high school and doesn’t live near me and I’ve only ridden with him twice. I’ll try to get in touch with him and get him to refresh my memory. We are both over 65 years old and so ultra-agressive riding is definitely NOT an issue.

    Some aspects of his complaint list kind of reminded me of this: http://www.ducati.ms/forums/44-multistrada/492681-2015-multistrada-first-problems.html.

    My primary ride is a Suzi DR650 I bought new in Jan 2006. At age 10 it now has 50,000+ miles and the ONLY failure that it has experienced was a leaky cam chain tensioner gasket. That one cost me $25 to get fixed. So I admit I’m spoiled.

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