The Ducati Scrambler Sixty2 is Retro Gold for Beginners

Half the bike its brother is. And we are totally cool with that.

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The Ducati Scrambler has been a big hit since it debuted last year. However, some people may need need the whole cafe hero shibang. Fortunately, Ducati has decided to pare it down for ease of consumption: Meet the new Scrambler Sixty2.

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Designed specifically for entry-level riders in mind, the Sixty2’s displacement is halved, down to only 399cc from the Scrambler’s 803cc. With 41 horsepower and 25 pound-feet of torque, we expect the Sixty2 to cater less to the adrenaline junky and more to the casual rider. Which, considering it retains all the retro cool styling of its big brother, is fine by us.

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Utilizing the same style air-cooled L-twin engine as the Scrambler, the Sixty2 will exhibit similar powerband traits, just on a tamer scale. Instead of the Kayaba suspension found on the Scrambler, the Sixty2 will use an un-inverted Showa fork, plus an all-new, steel-trellis swingarm. Wheelbase grows slightly, wet weight drops a hair, down to 404 pounds.

Three unique paint colors are available; expect a price tag around $8,000.

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