The Ducati 350 Scrambler, also known in the US as the Ducati 350 SS and in Europe as the Ducati 350 SCR is an on/off road 340 cc (21 cu in) single cylinder bevel drive SOHC motorcycle produced by the Italian manufacturer Ducati from 1968 to 1974. It was the first of the ‘wide case’ Ducati singles produced and aimed at the American Market. Total production was around 11,500 machines. The model was also produced under licence in Spain by MotoTrans from 1974 to 1976.
Although some 350 Scramblers may have been produced in 1967 by fitting the ‘narrow case’ Sebring engine into 250 Scrambler, the model wasn’t officially introduced until May 1968. It was the first model to use the improved wide case engine that was based on the 250SCD and 350SCD (Sport Corsa Desmo) racing engines. A hotter camshaft was fitted in 1969 along with a square-slide Dell’Orto carburettor.
Few 350s were imported to the US and UK during 1970-71 as the importers (Berliner in the US and Vic Camp in the UK) were in dispute with the factory over prices. Some of the last of the model made in 1974 used Spanish engines from MotoTrans. The factory ceased production of OHC singles in 1974. The remaining stocks were purchased by the then British importer Coburn & Hughes, who continued to sell them until early 1976.
The core engine was acquired in the USA. The parts needed to make it a complete engine came from Australia, Canada, Italy, and the USA. Other miscellaneous parts were sourced in countries not mentioned above.