Ducati unveils new Scramber 1100

This will be the most powerful Ducati ever to wear the 'Scrambler' badge

Ducati unveils new Scramber 1100

DUCATI has pulled the wraps from the Scrambler 1100, the latest addition to its popular custom range, at EICMA.

Powered by a redesigned version of the Monster 1100’s L-twin 1079cc engine and with an agile chassis developed in conjunction, the new model will be the most potent Ducati ever to wear the ‘Scrambler’ badge.

In keeping with the Scrambler range’s versatility, it will be offered in three variants – the standard model, a ‘Special’ and a ‘Sport’. The 1100 was a natural step for Ducati, with the Italian manufacturer introducing it in order to retain Scrambler owners looking to upgrade to larger bikes.

The Monster’s Desmodue L-twin two-valve engine has been reportedly redesigned to offer fluid acceleration across the rev range via a ride-by-wire throttle. Making 86hp at 7,500 rpm and a maximum torque of 65lbft at 4,750 rpm, the Scrambler will also feature a hydraulically-assisted slipper clutch.

The new twin spar steel trellis frame and aluminium subframe will offer high performance combined with the fun-to-ride appeal synonymous with Ducati’s ‘Land of Joy’ models.  It wears the wide bars, enduro-derived Pirelli tyres and steel teardrop tank with interchangeable aluminium side panels for which the Scrambler is known.

The Scrambler 1100 Special

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’.

The Scrambler Special, in ‘Custom Grey’, will add black spoked wheels, chrome exhausts and aluminium front and rear mudguards. It will boast 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 sporty customisation jobs done by Scrambler owners. It features adjustable Öhlins forks and shocks, tapered bars and sporty yellow styling effects.

The Scrambler range will now mimic the three-engine line-up of the original Scrambler, which came in 250cc, 350cc and 450cc options back in the 1960s.

And of course, no Ducati would be complete without a dedicated apparel line, which includes a leather jacket, a fabric jacket and an open-face helmet designed in conjunction with Roland Sands.

This new Scrambler range is expected in dealerships from March 2018, with the base model costing from around £10,695. The Special will cost from £11,495, and the Sport from £12,295.

Ducati also revealed three new versions of the Scrambler 800: the Street Classic, Mach 2.0 and Desert Sled Black, all pictured on page two. 

The Ducati Scrambler 800 Mach 2.0

The Ducati Scrambler 800 Street Classic

And the Ducati Scrambler 800 Desert Sled Black.