At Ducati’s World Premiere in Bologna a couple of weeks ago, Claudio Domenicali announced that there would be TWO new Scrambler concepts at the EICMA show in Milan; the Desert X and Motard. And here are some photos of the new bikes in the flesh courtesy of our pals at German site Motorrad.


Ducati Scrambler Desert X 1100 Concept. Revealed at EICMA.

The new Ducati Desert X concept pushes the off-road credentials of the Italian factories Scrambler line-up one step further. Powered by the existing 1100cc powerplant, the new retro enduro machine takes obvious inspiration from Cagiva Elefant 900 of the ‘90s (and there’s arguably a bit of Aprilia’s Tuareg thrown in for good measure).  With a 21-inch front wheel and a 17-inch rear wheel, clad with knobbly tyres – it looks like a proper bit of off-road kit. Factor in a bash plate, an upswept Termignoni exhaust, handguards and a rear rack – and the new Desert X looks up for tackling some serious terrain.



Ducati Scrambler Motard 800 concept. Revealed at EICMA 2019.

In addition to the well-received Desert X 1100, Ducati is also displaying its new Motard concept at EICMA. While still sitting in the Scrambler line-up, it’s a bit of a departure from the Italian factories usual fare. Powered by the 800cc Scrambler motor, it comes with 17-inch blue spoked wheels clad with some sticky rubber, wide bars, handguard and a little bash plate. And with its numberboards, Ducati seems to be suggesting the new Motard concept would be up for some on-track action.

We really like the look of Ducati’s TWO new concepts. Chances are we will get to see them in the flesh – but it’s pretty likely we’ll have to wait another 12 months for the production machines to arrive. Try to be patient.


For all the latest EICMA news, click HERE. And for a look at Ducati’s new production bikes for 2020, click HERE.

Ross Mowbray

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