Ducati light up Brisbane with next-gen Scrambler launch

The spectacular Flume Rooftop Bar at Crystalbrook’s Vincent Hotel in Brisbane set the scene for Ducati to launch their 2024 Scrambler range. A combination of dealers, influencers and bike journalists (including Exhaust Notes Australia) gathered.

We were on hand for the unveiling of three new variants; the Icon, Full Throttle and Nightshift. First revealed a year ago, their arrival down under marks a fresh new look for the Italian bike maker.

The newest generation of Scrambler models are also lighter (by 4kg), and equipped with electronics that include ride-by-wire, new riding modes, traction control and Ducati’s safety package, featuring cornering ABS as standard.

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A new 4.3-inch colour TFT display and a joystick controller that lets you navigate Ducati’s Connect platform, also feature. In a cool touch, you can even have an Icon in nine different colours, thanks to the introduction of interchangeable covers.

For that model, the standard options are ’62 Yellow, Thrilling Black and Ducati Red, while a further six are available as accessory kits, including Storm Green, Rio Celeste, California Orange, Nephrite Green, Sparkling Blue, Velvet Red.

2024 Ducati Scrambler Launch
2024 Ducati Scrambler Launch

A double beam steel trellis frame with bolted rear sub-frame, new exhaust and cast aluminium swingarm, 18-inch spoke alloy front and 17-inch rear wheels, LED lighting, and a lighter eight-disc clutch with hydraulic control, all feature.

Powered by an 803cc air-cooled L-twin engine, it rides on Pirelli MT 60 RS tyres and features an under-seat compartment with USB socket. The Full Throttle, which comes with a quick shifter among a list of extras, will be offered in Red GP 19/Dark Stealth.

The Nightshift only comes in Nebula Blue. It features low handlebars and bar-end mirrors. As for the event itself, held at one of southern Queensland’s cooler venues, the guest list also included iconic Australian portrait artist Vincent Fantauzzo.

On hand to tell his own Scrambler story, he was joined by host Rhianna Buchannan and Ducati ANZ director Sergi Canovas. Digital content from across the globe (including musical performances, surfing, and mini-golf – delivered via augmented reality) all featured.

“Scrambler for us has always been about celebrating the joy of riding and a sense of unrivalled self-expression,” Canovas said.

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Adam and Mark from the Exhaust Notes Australia team at the 2024 Ducati Scrambler launch

“Being able to present this new bike, under the stars and the amazing Story Bridge, surrounded by the incredible art of Vincent Fantauzzo, is the perfect way to launch the new Scrambler Ducati here in Australia.”

Bike displays and arcade machines also helped engage the attendees, with the event forming part of the brand’s next-gen tour. All three 2024 Ducati Scrambler models are available in dealerships now.

Adam Cranstone
Adam Cranstone
Adam Cranstone started his motorbike journey in his teenage years when he brought home his first bike against his parents wishes. It was at that point that he knew motorbikes were in his blood. He has a love for high performance sports bikes, dirt bikes and tourers, but is happy to climb aboard any two-wheeled machine.


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