Scrambler Range Adds Muscle With New Scrambler 1100
The 803cc Ducati Scrambler was one of Ducati's most popular bikes of the past few years, and to build on that success, not to mention the desire for more power, Ducati have unveiled the new Scrambler 1100.
Like the Scramblers before it, we get a redesigned Monster engine, this time the 1100’s L-twin 1079cc block. The new engine reportedly offers improved fluid acceleration across the rev range via a ride-by-wire throttle and makes 86hp at 7,500 rpm with 65lbft max torque at 4,750 rpm. The new Scrambler will also feature a hydraulically-assisted slipper clutch.
Accommodating the new engine is a new twin spar steel trellis frame and aluminium subframe. It features the wide bars, enduro-derived Pirelli tyres and steel teardrop tank with interchangeable aluminium side panels found on the Scrambler 803.
Other standard features on the 1100 include Bosch Cornering ABS, traction control, a LCD instrument panel, three Riding Modes comprising Active, Journey and City and an underseat USB port. In its standard form, it will be available in ‘62 Yellow’ and ‘Shining Black’.
As with the rest of the Scrambler range, there's a few different versions to choose from: the standard model, a ‘Special’ and a ‘Sport’.
The Scrambler Special, in ‘Custom Grey’, adds black spoked wheels, chrome exhausts and aluminium front and rear mudguards. It also includes a brushed-effect swingarm, low-slung tapered handlebars and an adjustable front fork with gold-coloured anodized sleeves.
Meanwhile, the ‘Viper Black’ Scrambler Sport is inspired by the custom scene. It features adjustable Öhlins forks and shocks, tapered bars and sporty yellow styling details.
With the addition of a 1100 model, the Scrambler range now follows the same three-engine line-up as the 1960s, which came in 250cc, 350cc and 450cc variations.
Being a Scrambler, there's also the lifestyle dedicated apparel line, which includes a leather jacket, a fabric jacket and an open-face helmet designed in conjunction with Roland Sands.
The new Scrambler 1100 range will arrive in dealerships from March 2018. The base model is set to cost £10,695, while the Special is around a grand extra at £11,495. The Sport will be the highest priced at £12,295.