Ducati 250 Scrambler




Make Model.

Ducati 250 Scrambler


1962 - 64


Four stroke, single cylinder, Desmo SOHC, bevel gear driven


249.2 cc / 15.2 cu in
Bore x Stroke 73.7 x 58.4 mm
Compression Ratio 9.2:1
Cooling System Air cooled


Dell'Orto 29 mm carburetor


Coil, generator



Max Power

13.2 kW / 18 hp @ 7500 rpm


Wet, multiplate


5 Speed

Final Drive


Front Suspension

Hydraulic fork

Rear Suspension

Swingarm,dual shocks

Front Brakes

180mm Drum

Rear Brakes

160mm Drum

Front Tyre


Rear Tyre



Length: 2020 mm / 79.5 in
Width:    820 mm / 32.3 in
Height: 1050 mm / 41.3 in


1350 mm / 53.1 in

Seat Height

750 mm / 29.5 in

Ground Clearance

130 mm / 5.1 in

Dry Weight

109 kg / 240 lbs

Fuel Capacity 

11 L / 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.