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Ducati Scrambler - Owner's Manual > Intended use

Attention This motorcycle is designed for on-road use, may be used occasionally on dirt trail. Usage in conditions for which it was not designed (e.g. heavy off-road use) can lead to loss of control of the motorcycle, increasing the risk of a crash.

Attention This motorcycle must not be used for towing or for the addition of a sidecar, since this may cause a loss or control and consequent accident.

This motorcycle carries the rider and can carry a passenger.

Attention The total weight of the motorcycle in running order with rider, passenger, baggage and additional accessories must not exceed 805lb/ 365kg.

Rider's obligations

All riders must hold a driver's license.

Attention Riding without a license is illegal and punishable by law. Make sure you always have your license on you when setting out on the motorcycle. Do not allow inexpert riders or those not in possession of an authorized driver's license to ride the motorcycle.

Do not ride the motorcycle when under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Attention Riding under the influence of alcohol or drugs is illegal and punishable by law.

Avoid taking medication before riding the motorcycle if you have not consulted your doctor about potential side effects.

Attention Some medications may induce sleepiness or other effects that impair reflexes and the ability of the rider to control the motorcycle, which may lead to accident.

Some countries require mandatory insurance coverage.

Attention Check the laws applicable to your country. Take out an insurance policy and keep the policy in a safe place along with the other motorcycle documents.

To protect the safety of the rider and/or passenger, some countries have made it a law to wear a homologated helmet.

Attention Check the laws applicable to your country.

Riding without a helmet may be punishable by a fine.

Attention Failure to be wearing a helmet in case of accident increases the chance of serious injury and even death.

Attention Make sure that the helmet complies with safety specifications, provides excellent visibility, is the correct size for the head, and has the certification label affixed to the helmet surface conforming to the standards in force in your state. Road traffic laws differ from state to state. Check the laws in force in your country before riding the motorcycle and pay strict adherence to them .

Attention Tampering with Noise Control System Prohibited. Federal Law prohibits the following acts or causing thereof:

1) the removal or rendering inoperative by any person, other than for purposes of maintenance, repair, or replacement, of any device or element of design incorporated into any new vehicle for the purpose of noise control prior to its sale or delivery to the ultimate purchaser or while it is in use; or

2) the use of the vehicle after such device or element of design has been removed or rendered inoperative by any person.

Among the acts presumed to constitute tampering are those listed below:

1) Removal of, or puncturing the muffler, baffles, header pipes or any other component that conducts exhaust gases.

2) Removal or puncturing of any part of the intake system.

3) Lack of proper maintenance.

4) Replacing any moving part of the vehicle, or parts of the exhaust or intake system, with parts other than those specified by the manufacturer.

This product should be checked for repair or replacement if the motorcycle noise has increased significantly through use. Otherwise, the owner may become subject to penalties under state and local ordinances.

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 Ducati Scrambler - Owner's Manual > Safety guidelines

Your safety and that of others are very important. Ducati Motor Holding S.p.A. urges you to ride your motorcycle responsibly. Before using your motorcycle for the first time, please read this manual carefully from start to finish and closely follow the guidelines. This will allow you to obtain all information regarding a correct use and maintenance. If you have any doubts or questions, consult a Dealer or Authorized Service Center.

 Ducati Scrambler - Owner's Manual > Reporting of safety defects

If you believe your vehicle has a defect that could cause a crash or cause injury or death, you should immediately inform the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in addition to notifying Ducati North America, 10443 Bandley Drive Cupertino, California, 95014, Tel.: 001.408.253.0499, Fax: 001.408.253.4099. If NHTSA receives similar complaints, it may open an investigation, and if it finds that a safety defect exists in a group of vehicles, it may order a recall and remedy campaign. However, NHTSA cannot become involved in individual problems between you, your dealer, or Ducati North America. To contact NHTSA, you may either call the Auto Safety Hotline toll-free at 1-800-424-9393 (or 366-0123 in Washington, D.C. area) or write to: NHTSA, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE W43-488, Washington, D.C. 20590. You can also obtain other information about motor vehicle safety from the Hotline.

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