Ducati has prepared a new motorcycle from the Scrambler series for MY2019. It’s about the Café Racer bike that comes with significant changes and new features and improvements. The previous models were very good, but now, Ducati has made one of the best mid-size bikes even better.
That’s why we decided to present some of its features, such as design, drivetrain and something what most motorcycle enthusiasts are most interested in, which is the price. So, let’s start.
Ducati Scrambler Café Racer Design
At first glance, you will notice that the Café Racer is a motorcycle designed as a classic model. Also, the development of this bike began a few years ago, in 2017, when it was revived. Café Racer uses the “Silver Ice Matt” paint scheme, which means that most of the motorcycle, as well as the Trellis frame, is silver, but combined with a blue color.
Everything on this motorcycle is perfectly fitted in accordance with the genre. If you look at the front headlight, or, for example, the 3.57-gallon tank, you will realize that Ducati has tried to keep that spirit of Scrambler. At the rear end there is LED light, as well as two turn lights. All in all, with Café Racer, Ducati reminded of old-school motorcycles.
As previously mentioned, Café Racer has a tubular steel Trellis frame, which provides support in both appearance and driving. In this way, the motorcycle has got the strength, but also the cooling support because the engine is directly exposed to the air that helps in heat reduction. The steering head angle is 21.8 degrees, and wheelbase is 56.5 inch.
Aluminum 17-inch wheels are mounted on Kayaba forks at the front and rear. Café Racer is also equipped with the pair of Pirelli’s Diablo Rosso III tires. As for the braking system, Brembo brakes are installed, at the rear end, the 245 mm disc and on the front, 330 mm disc brake, while the ABS is from Bosch.
2019 Ducati Scrambler Café Racer Drivetrain
As far as the drive is concerned, the Café Racer has an air-cooled L-Twin engine with 803 cc. It provides 73 horsepower at 8.250 rpm, as well as 49 pound-feet at 5.750 rpm of torque. The bore is set at 88 mm, and the stroke is set at 66 mm, while the compression ratio is raised to 11 to 1. The Café Racer also has an electronic fuel injection, as well as a 6-speed gearbox. A hydraulic clutch that comes with the adjustment lever is also installed.
Café Racer Pricing
The price of the new Ducati Scrambler Café Racer should be $11,995. There will also be three packages of two-year warranty.
The main competitor of the Ducati Scrambler Café Racer will be the Triumph Street Cup. Some of the features of the Street Cup are liquid-cooled 900cc engine, ABS and a slipper clutch, as well as RbW throttle control. Otherwise, this engine is the same as Bonneville. It produces 55 horsepower as well as 59 pound-feet of torque, while Café Racer has an 803 cc engine that produces 73 horsepower and 49 pound-feet of torque. If we compare the Café Racer with Street Cup, we can say that both motorcycles have roots, so they have a tradition behind. Triumph has an advantage primarily due to lower prices, which is $ 10,500, but this should not be the main reason for someone to buy a Triumph rather than Ducati.
“Is it worth the extra money? I’ll give you a definite “probably,” though my personal bias is kicking in here, and I prefer the Brit. If I’m honest, a lot of that comes down to looks, and yes, I am exactly that shallow because at the end of the day, you want to feel a connection with your machine, and that comes down to personal taste.”
“So what’s different about the Café Racer that sets it apart from the other Ducati Scramblers, aside, of course, from the eye-catching graphics? It has 17-inch wheels front and back as well as aluminum clip-ons, sports style front mudguard, and a café-style p-pad cover that all lend to the café look. It’s Ducati Multimedia System ready, and new-for-this-year, it comes with Bosch cornering ABS. The new colorway comes from the legendary Ducati 125GP Desmo and the ’54’ number plate honors Bruno Spiaggiari, former Grand Prix racer and later Ducati Desmo team manager.”