There has been quite a lot of stir around the upcoming Ducati Scrambler, and it looks like the Italian manufacturer is really looking to revive the classic all-rounder machine with a blend of retro styling and modern technology.
According to MCN, the new Scrambler will be powered by the air-cooled L-twin engine currently on the 796 Monster, so no more thumper scrambling like during then 60's. However, it looks like the Scrambler is going to become a member of the widely-affordable Ducati bikes, possibly in the same range as the 696 Monster.
With the top-end Monsters most likely going for two new engines (821cc liquid-cooled from the Hypermotard and 1190cc from the Multistrada), the prices will definitely go up and enter these bikes in a new range, leaving the smallest Monster and the upcoming Scrambler as the most affordable machines.
With the 696 Monster already being a strong seller, adding a similar machine to the roster is clearly aiming to bring in more new customers who will not spend big bucks on Ducati's top motorcycles.