The Scrambler Ducati Mach 2.0 version, first launched at the renowned French event Wheels and Waves in Biarritz, is en route to Kiwi shores. 

While the core Scrambler values remain, Ducati have tweaked the design for the Mach 2.0 with sleek, with low-slung tapered aluminium handlebars, while the bike also features a dedicated Flat Track Pro seat, black exhaust and cylinder head covers and Café Racer-style brushed cooling fins.

Its fresh graphics, created by renowned Californian designer Roland Sands, take their cue from the Bell Cross Idol helmet (which can be bought through Ducati dealers as part of the Scrambler 2017 apparel collection) and feature colours that evoke the West Coast style of the U.S.A. in the ’70s.

Inspiration for the name of this latest bike in the Ducati Scrambler family comes from a bike that made Ducati – and motorcycling – history in the ’60s. Back in 1965, in fact, the Mach 1 250 was launched: a classic of its day that mounted the same engine as the Scrambler 250 of the time.

Needless to say, the choice of name stemmed from its association with speed and movement: ‘Mach’, after all, is the unit of measure for supersonic speeds. Yeah, the little scrambler won’t be doing high speed runs at Bonneville, but the name is all part of the fun of what the Scrambler brand stands for. 

Exclusivity is almost guaranteed, with of this Roland Sands Designs Scrambler only arriving in the region as a shipment of 35 units total available between NZ and Australia. If you want to add it to your collection, you’ll need $18,490 plus on roads to make it so.