Ducati 250 Scrambler




Make Model.

Ducati 250 Scrambler


1965 - 66


Four stroke, single cylinder, Desmo SOHC, 2 valve


248 cc / 15.1 cu-in
Bore x Stroke 74 x 57.8 mm
Cooling System Air cooled
Compression Ratio 9.7:1


29mm Dell'Orto carburetor


Fywheel alternator and electronic regulator
Starting Kick

Max Power

13.5 kW / 18 hp @ 7500 rpm


5 Speed 
Final Drive Chain
Frame Highly resistant tubular steel frame

Front Suspension

Hydraulic telescopic forks

Rear Suspension

Dual chocks

Front Brakes

180mm Drum

Rear Brakes

160mm Drum

Front Tyre


Rear Tyre


Wet Weight

138 kg / 304.2 lbs

Fuel Capacity 

11 Litres / 2.9 US gal / 2.4 Imp gal

The Ducati Scrambler was the brand name for a series of single cylinder scrambler motorcycles made by Ducati for the American market from 1962 until 1974. Its creation is attributed to the American Berliner Motor Corporation. Models were produced in 250 cc through 450 cc displacements. The 450 variant was sold as the "Jupiter" in the United States.

The first Scramblers (1962-1967) were derived from street-legal models, and featured "narrow case" engines with lightly altered frames. It originally derived from a Ducati Diana road bike converted by Michael Berliner for dirt-track racing in America. These Scrambler models all had a maximum engine capacity of 250cc, and are generally referred to as "narrow case Scrambler(s)"

The Ducati 250 Scrambler was the third model in Ducati’s line-up to use wide engine crankcases. Packed with a 249 cc SOHC single engine and mated to a five-speed transmission, the 1972 250 Scrambler became one of the most sought-after bikes of its time.
The 250-cc engine is often considered to be the smoothest of the entire Ducati Scrambler range, despite not carrying a decompression lever to assist in starting.