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Why the Scrambler Ducati Sixty2 is the perfect beginner big bike

L-twin goodness in a manageable package.

Scrambler Ducati Sixty2 Beginner Bike

As the smallest bike in the Scrambler Ducati lineup, the Sixty2 looks like an Icon, but isn’t equipped with an engine that could seem like a fire-breathing torque monster for the uninitiated. As a first bike, it can work, given good behavior and a willingness to learn. 

Just how good is it for a budding motorcyclist? If you want to get out on the road and look hella good doing it, here are a few reasons why you may favor the Scrambler Ducati Sixty2

Just enough power

Scrambler Ducati Sixty2 Engine

For a big bike, about 400ccs worth of displacement and about 40 horsepower should be enough to learn on and grow into. You don’t want a bike that is too fast or too finicky because you’ll worry more about it biting back rather than how to actually ride. 

In any case, the Scrambler Ducati Sixty2 fits the bill. It’s got 41 horsepower, and a hefty 34 Nm of torque mated to a 6-speed transmission. It’s fast enough to accelerate quickly out of a sticky situation, and has a top speed that is rather suited to the highway speeds of the Philippines. 


Scrambler Ducati Sixty2

At a weight of just 183 kg, it’s about as heavy as most parallel-twin or V-twin rivals out in the market. It’s heavier entry-level big bikes, but the bars provide enough leverage for the Sixty2 to feel nimble yet planted at the same time. 

Low seat height

Scrambler Ducati Sixty2 Side

The Sixty2’s seat height stands at just 790 mm with the stock foam. If you’re a bit vertically challenged, Ducati also provides a low seat accessory that brings the height down to 770 mm, and if you want to raise your throne, a high option is available and stands at 810 mm. 

We often say that a seat height of around 800 mm is perfect for beginners. The lower the better in most cases. Being able to plant two feet firmly on the ground is a big confidence boost for most, but don’t let that take away from good habits like using the rear brake and putting your left foot down. 

Light Trailing? Road Running?

Scrambler Ducati Sixty2 Side profile

The great thing about a scrambler-style motorcycle is that it is the best of both worlds. You can take light beginner-friendly trails, or you can get out on the road. The choice is yours. It’s no issue because the Sixty2 can take it. It can even work as a city bike if you’re willing to commute through city traffic. With its 18-inch front wheel, it can handle a bit of abuse. 

All that said, it’s a very versatile bike. The argument there is that it’s a jack of all trades and a master of none, but that’s the great thing about it: you don’t have to get different bikes to experience different disciplines. Sure you won’t have as much grip on the road thanks to its dual-sport tires. Of courses, it’s a bit heavy to bomb trails like 

The most affordable Ducati

Scrambler Ducati Sixty2 product shot

If you want a Ducati but don’t want to shell out more than half a million pesos to get one, then this is the perfect compromise for  you. Coming in at a price of just P499,000, it’s the most affordable way to get an Italian stallion in your garage. 

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