Ducati has finally unwrapped the bigger version of the fruitful Scrambler 800, known as the Ducati Scrambler 1100 at the EICMA. It has been presented in 3 options – Standard, Special and Sport. The new Scrambler 1100 receives a bigger engine, several cosmetic updates along with the inclusion of electronics over the younger version. It is designed based on the new retro-modern design philosophy and looks fresh with a host of changes. While the body structure of the Scrambler remains unaltered to the standard version, there are some changes that keep the three variants apart from each other.
The Scrambler 1100 Special gets a single Custom Grey graphic paint scheme with Black-spoked wheels and chrome exhaust. Other notable variations are a brown seat, a brushed swingarm and an adjustable front-fork suspension with gold coloured sleeves. On the other hand, the Sports version features a sportier look inspired by the racer bikes. It is offered in a Viper Black paint scheme with yellow shades on the sides of the fuel tank and sports aluminum wheels with machine-finished spokes. Other changes include a special handlebar, custom seats with dedicated lining and an easily recognizable Ohlins suspension system with forks.
The new Ducati Scrambler 1100 is offered with a 1,079 cc L-Twin engine, which manages to churn out a maximum power output of 86 bhp at 7,500 revolutions per minute against a peak torque of 88 Nm at 4,750 revolutions per minute. The engine comes paired to a 6-speed gearbox and also offers a slipper clutch. The major change to the bigger version is the inclusion of electronics, which offers a 5-level traction control system along with 3 different riding modes to the rider. The 3 riding modes are – Touring, Active and City. The scrambler is offered with disc brakes at both the wheels along with the switchable ABS to deliver the required braking power. The Italian manufacturer, Ducati is yet to reveal the price of the motorcycle but one can expect the price to be fairly on the higher-end from the younger sibling. Once launched it will compete with the likes of Bonneville T120, Honda CB1100 and Yamaha SCR950.