Ducati Launches Scrambler 1100 range starting at At Rs 10.91 Lakh (ex-India)
The larger Scrambler gets a more powerful engine and more electronics
Ducati has launched its biggest Scrambler yet, the Scrambler 1100. It comes in three variants; the Standard Scrambler 1100 costs Rs 10.91 lakh while the 1100 Special and 1100 Sport retail for Rs 11.12 lakh and 11.42 lakh respectively(all prices, ex-India). The new bike looks like the Scrambler Icon but has a lot of touches to differentiate it even from a distance. The most obvious changes are the twin underseat exhausts and fat front gold-anodised forks.
Other than that it gets an all-LED headlamp and a new instrument console pod that replaces the simple single pod of the Scrambler Icon. Riding position has been made sportier with lower-set handlebars and foot pegs. The fuel tank is a larger 15-litre unit and gets interchangeable aluminium panels on the sides. A lot of aluminium has been used elsewhere in places like the engine and clutch covers.
Of course, the biggest change here is the larger motor that has been borrowed from the Monster 1100 EVO. The 1079cc air-cooled L-twin has been reworked for smoother fuelling and makes 85.6PS at 7500rpm and 88Nm of torque at 4750rpm. It comes mated to a six-speed gearbox fitted with a slipper clutch. To keep all that power in check, the Scrambler 1100 gets three power modes: Active, Touring and City; and a five-stage traction control setup.
To accommodate the large motor, the Scrambler 1100 uses a new spar trellis frame with a larger rake than the Scrambler Icon. The subframe is new as well and it has a longer wheelbase than the Scrambler Icon for better stability.
Suspension has been updated as well. It gets fat 45mm Kayaba front forks, adjustable for preload and rebound damping, and a Kayaba rear monoshock, also adjustable for preload and rebound damping. The top-of-the-line Sport version gets Ohlins units. Braking is via twin 330mm front discs grabbed by Brembo 4.32 Monobloc callipers and a single 245mm rear disc. Safety aid comes in the form of cornering ABS courtesy a six-axis IMU.
The Ducati Scrambler Icon was a lightweight fun bike but the Scrambler 1100 here promises serious performance.