29 June 2018: The Ducati Scrambler 1100 was part of five all-new bikes, which the Bolognese manufacturer unveiled at the 2017 EICMA motorcycle show. True to its name, the Scrambler retains its design essence, in a very evolved way. It now features an underseat twin-exhaust setup, which gives it a distinctive look.
The Scrambler 1100 also features an all-new twin-upper-spar steel-trellis frame, which helps it accommodate a bigger engine. Speaking of which, the 1100 is powered by an updated version of the two-stroke air- and oil-cooled 1079cc L-twin engine, from the Monster EVO. This motor churns out 86PS of power at 7500rpm and 88.4Nm of torque at 4750rpm.
Unlike its smaller sibling, the Scrambler 1100 comes loaded with electronic wizardry like LED DRLs, fully digital instrument cluster, four-level traction control, Bosch Cornering ABS and three riding modes: Active, Journey and City. Braking is handled by four-piston Brembo 330mm discs at the front and a twin-piston Brembo 245mm disc at the rear. Its 18-inch front and 17-inch rear wheels come wrapped in Pirelli MTs.
The Ducati Scrambler 1100 is offered in three different variants - Base, Special and Sport. While the Base comes with a yellow or gloss black paint job, the Special gets blacked-out spoke wheels, chrome exhausts and aluminium front/rear mudguards. Last but not the least, the Sport variant comes with the premium Ohlins suspension at both ends, aluminium wheels with machine-finished spokes and tapered handlebars.
We expect the Ducati Scrambler 1100 to make its way to India sometime this year, with a premium price tag of around Rs 12 lakh. It goes up against Triumph's Bonneville "modern classic" lineup.