Italian motorcycle manufacturer Ducati has submitted six 2017 Scrambler models to the California Air Resources Board ( CARB) for approval. The line-up of these models will be unveiled by Ducati at the EICMA show in Milan.
Apart from the standard model, Ducati has submitted 5 more models with similar specs. The submitted list contains models; CR, CT/T DS, DS/T and T. The DS and DS/T are listed at 290 kg, 22 pounds heavier than the other four models. Some have speculated that the DS stands for Dual-Sport model.
In the list of the CARB, the weight specs are itemised as EIM. EIM stands for Equivalent Inertia Mass. Not everyone has an idea about what that means. The term is way too scientific.
According to Wikipedia: "Inertial mass is found by applying a known net force to an unknown mass, measuring the resulting acceleration, and applying Newton's Second Law, m = F/a. This gives an accurate value for mass, limited only by the accuracy of the measurements. When astronauts need to be measured in the weightlessness of free fall, they actually find their inertial mass in a special chair called a body mass measurement device (BMMD)."
The question is, what does all this have to do with the new Ducati Speculator? No idea.