Ducati's Mach 2.0 Piles on the Retro Vibes
Ducati unveiled the Scrambler Mach 2.0 this week, a special edition artistically tweaked by Roland Sands Design. The name itself plays off the Ducati Scrambler Mach 1 250 from the ’60s and the paint job comes directly from the RSD-designed Bell Cross Idol helmet in the Scrambler 2017 apparel collection.
Other than the retro-tastic west coast paint scheme, the Mach 2.0 sets itself apart from the other scramblers by taking a few details from each. Variable cross-section aluminum handlebars from the Desert Sled, a Flat Track Pro seat similar to the Full Throttle, black exhaust cover and engine heads and brushed engine cooling fins like that on the Cafe Racer. The Mach 2.0 also comes with the same 803cc 73-horsepower engine found in the rest of the lineup.
There’s no doubting the Scrambler is one of the most important bikes Ducati has made in the past few decades. It was originally positioned merely as an entry-level motorcycle but has grown into its own sub-brand. Ducati knows the Scrambler’s entire image is built on vintage west coast style, but at least they have a sense of humor about it. All the Mach 2.0 option list needs are oddly tight bell bottoms and a stick-on porn-‘stache and it’d be perfect. The Scrambler Mach 2.0 is available now for $10,595 USD.