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While not Ducati’s first LAMS model, the Scrambler Sixty2 has all the ingredients to attract more new and returning riders to the Ducati brand.

Ducati Australia has launched its latest motorcycle with an emphasis on Fun with a capital F.

While not Ducati’s first LAMS model, the Scrambler Sixty2 has all the ingredients to attract more new and returning riders to the Ducati brand.

Based on the hugely successful Scrambler 800, which has been attracting the retro-loving cool crowd in droves since its release in 2014, the Sixty2 is almost identical with just a step down in capacity and the fitment of a standard fork separating the LAMS bike from its unrestricted and slightly more expensive sibling.

The reduced 399cc capacity has been achieved with a decrease in bore and stroke size of the air-cooled 90º V-twin to 72mm x 49mm. The Sixty2 also weighs 9kg less, tipping the scales at a claimed 183kg (wet). Claimed power output is 32kW at 8750rpm and 34.3Nm at 7750 rpm.

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Due to its light weight and narrow build the Sixty2 feels a lot like a BMX bike to ride, and the power delivery is wide and as smooth – just how you’ll probably look riding one. The engine revs freely and has more than enough pull for urban duties with a light and crisp clutch and six-speed gearbox.

While the V-twin is surprisingly free of pulse or vibration it retains the characteristics we have come to love from a Ducati.

Beyond LAMS duties the Scrambler would make an excellent commuter for riders of all abilities thanks to its easy going all-round smooth nature.

Helping make the new Sixty2 a great around town ride is its relaxed riding position, the higher-than-car-mirrors handlebar and a slim profile which can be squeezed through tight gaps.

It may be quiet in standard guise, but my guess is not many will leave the showroom in standard form, with a massive array of aftermarket parts available.

Like the Monster range, the Scrambler is set to become another successful brand within a brand for Ducati.

Available in Australian showrooms now, the new Scrambler Sixty2 is available in three colours – Atomic Tangerine, Ocean Grey and Shining Black – with a price tag of $11,900 (+ ORC).

Look for a full test review of the new Ducati Scrambler Sixty2 in an upcoming issue of AMCN.

By Ralph Leavsey-Moase