Ducati Scrambler vs Triumph Scrambler

The scrambler motorcycle is one type of bike you can’t easily place in a box. You might say it scrambles the traditional definitions of bikes! As a street bike with off-road ambition, it has been common in America since the 1950s and 1960s.

Motorcyclists often divide themselves into two camps: Ducati Scrambler vs. Triumph Scrambler fans. On the streets of Philadelphia, PA; Wilmington, DE; and Cherry Hill, NJ, which of these bikes will serve you best?

In this comparison, we set out to find out. Study up on these Scramblers with us at Quaker City Motor Sport!

2021 Ducati Scrambler

2022 Triumph Scrambler


Ducati L-twin

Bonneville twin


1,079 cc

1,200 cc


86 HP @ 7,500 RPM

89 HP @ 7,250 RPM


65 lb-ft @ 4,750 RPM

81.1 lb-ft @ 4,500 RPM

Ducati Scrambler vs Triumph Scrambler: Specifications



Compare any two motorcycles, and the engines should be among the first entities you look at. The Triumph Scrambler and Ducati Scrambler offer twin engines with plenty of power—and somewhat similar outputs.

The Triumph Scrambler offers up to 89 horsepower at 7,250 RPM and just over 81 lb-ft of torque at 4,500 RPM. The Ducati Scrambler offers 86 horsepower at 7,500 RPM and 65 lb-ft of torque at 4,750 RPM.

The characterful and torque-rich Bonneville parallel twin engine in the Triumph Scrambler will smooth out any ride! Of course, the Ducati Scrambler’s chief value lies in variety, as you can equip other engines in submodels beyond the base 1100.

More Choice: Which Motorcycle Has More Submodels?

Between the Triumph and Ducati Scrambler lines, the Ducati has more submodels to choose from. All in all, it offers 12 different versions of the Scrambler for 2021, including:

  • 1100 Sport Pro
  • Café Racer
  • Nightshift
  • Desert Sled
  • Full Throttle
  • Icon

The Café Racer hearkens back to motorcycling’s rich history, while the Desert Sled takes off-roading to new levels. Of course, the Triumph Scrambler1200 offers a range of submodels itself: the XC, the XE, and the Steve McQueen Edition.

That’s right—the Triumph Scrambler now offers a one-of-a-kind Steve McQueen paint scheme that may make you the new “King of Cool” when you tear up the streets!

Bike Comparison: To Sum up the Difference



If you had to sum up the difference between the Triumph Scrambler and Ducati Scrambler, how would you do it? Let’s evaluate:

Style. Triumph does the scrambler look like nobody else. It looks like something straight out of a Steve McQueen movie! The Ducati does offer a wider range of color options with its 12 submodels, from the dark Nightshift to the red-hot Fasthouse.

Performance. The Triumph handling will smooth out a lot of those bumps in the road while the Ducati offers sportier handling that’ll bring the excitement of race day to every day.

Tech. My Triumph Connectivity System for the Triumph Scrambler; Ducati Multimedia System for the Ducati Scrambler. Both bikes offer LED premium lighting and USB connectivity.

Weight. With a dry weight of 452 pounds, the Triumph Scrambler is a bit heavier than the Ducati Scrambler (dry weight of 417 pounds), making the Triumph Scrambler a bit more effective at handling roadway or off-road obstacles. However, the lighter-weight Ducati Scrambler may be more efficient overall.

Ducati vs Triumph: Which Scrambler Is Best?

The best Scrambler is the one that speaks to you! The Ducati and Triumph models are built for road adventure and have genuine off-road scrambling capacity, too. If you want to ride these bikes before you decide, simply visit our showroom.

Schedule your test ride today at Quaker City Motor Sport. Choose a Scrambler for your Cherry Hill, NJ; Wilmington, DE; and Philadelphia, PA, adventures!