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Today's Motorcycle Industry News Announcements: Ducati Scrambler & 300HP Kawasaki H2

Big news today in the motorcycle industry as two new speculative models have been announced.

Take your pick between a throw back of a 1960's/1970's design or a new trend setter in the latest horsepower figure. The most powerful production motorcycle to date. A 300HP supercharged Kawasaki Ninja H2 monster.

Ducati is bringing back the Scrambler with four different variations.

2015 Ducati Scrambler First Look Motorcycle Review- Photos- Specs- Pricing








Just like with the muscle car and supercar horsepower wars, the same applies to motorcycles. We've now finally reached the big 300HP mark. Years ago when the all exclusive Ducati Desmosedici was introduced with a mind blowing 200HP, it was incomprehensible. Soon later 200HP has been the mark to hit among the liter bike manufacture competitors. Naturally, 300HP is the new record to mach and Kawasaki has been the one to take the initial plunge.

https://rideapart.com/articles/300hp-kawasaki-ninja-h2-h2r-specs




 

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Love the old school look. Dad used to own a Honda 350 I think? I was little and rode on back! His dad found out and was so upset, made dad get rid of it!
That huge power machine is dangerous, I hear a lot of crazy dudes fly up our straight on highway at very high speed on bikes. This one will let guys who aren't too careful go way too fast then. Just my opinion, if I was rider, would want one too! ;)
 

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Looking forward to eventually getting some seat time under both models.


Really interested to see what the aftermarket brings out in terms of exhaust systems for the Scrambler. The stock piece resembles a GP style exhaust and does not correlate with the charactor or style the Scrambler reminisces. I'd like to see a vintage looking piping/muffler/heat shield system like the illustration below that hugs the side of the bike. Exhaust systems of bikes of this style and era were designed to be one of the standing elements and I feel the new Scrambler design is missing this key aspect.

 

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300 ponies on 2 wheels?!?! I got 100 on mine, so that is somewhat hard to imagine. I'd jump at the chance to ride it though.
 

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duck! what an insult to a fine name and mach. i beleive you ment duke of which i have 1964 250 monza dome head.
 

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duck! what an insult to a fine name and mach. i beleive you ment duke
If I know my man Bruce, he doesn't mean any disrespect.


i have 1964 250 monza dome head.
Cool!!!

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Amongst biker enthusiasts Ducati's are "Ducks"
KTM's are "Duke's". Both are excellent machines.
 

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Looking forward to eventually getting some seat time under both models.


Really interested to see what the aftermarket brings out in terms of exhaust systems for the Scrambler. The stock piece resembles a GP style exhaust and does not correlate with the charactor or style the Scrambler reminisces. I'd like to see a vintage looking piping/muffler/heat shield system like the illustration below that hugs the side of the bike. Exhaust systems of bikes of this style and era were designed to be one of the standing elements and I feel the new Scrambler design is missing this key aspect.

You are obviously a lot younger than you sounded.
The styling , including the high level lipes is strait off the 1970 BSA Triumph catalogue.
Google BSA Firebird / Triumph adventurer
 

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I just like the styling of vintage pipes like the ones featured in the photo above over the unit that comes stock on the new Ducati Scrambler which reminds me of one on a modern sport bike.



 

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Amazing bike and a great tribute.

 
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