Praised for being easy to ride, compact and lightweight, and with lots of low to mid-range power, Ducati’s Scrambler range has potential for a weekend away, as well as cruising the high street.
With a compact seat and no secure strapping points, the Scrambler offers little concession to carrying luggage; its stripped-down retro look doesn’t lend itself to bulky, hard cases either. Discreet, lightweight and easy to fit, the Ventura Bike Pack System offers the ideal solution.
The Ventura system combines the best features of hard and soft luggage: a sturdy rack to hold the load securely, plus a range of lightweight, soft and semi-soft bags that are easy to handle off the bike and can be stashed away when not in use. It adds no extra width to the bike, is much lighter than hard cases and won’t affect the machine’s handling or performance.
The Pack’s unique ‘slide on, ride off’ fitment eliminates the need for unreliable and potentially damaging straps/bungee cords and doesn’t use a fiddly lock and key system, so it’s quick and easy to detach and reattach. When riding solo, the pack sits over the pillion seat keeping the weight closer to the bike’s centre of gravity, for a stable ride. When carrying a passenger simply flip the bag round, so it sits on the rack.
When the journey ends, and for daily/commuting use, both Pack and Rack can be removed in seconds, leaving only the discrete L-Brackets behind. The rider then has the option of fitting a pillion Grab Handle or a Sport Rack, for transporting small loads.
A complete system for the Scrambler, including L-Brackets, Pack Rack and 47-litre Mistral I Pack (as pictured), costs £307- including VAT. Call 01256 704909 or visit www.ventura-bike.co.uk for a full fitment list, and to view the rack and pack options.