About Scrambler 1100
Just like the other model ranges in the Ducati lineup, the Scrambler now gets a second option with a bigger engine. Suggesting its displacement, it is called the Scrambler 1100. It was unveiled in three variants, the standard, the Special and the Sport.
All three are powered by a 1079cc L-twin engine that generates 86bhp and 88Nm, and the six speed gearbox has a slipper clutch. Unlike the smaller Scrambler, the 1100 has electronics to keep it on a leash. There is a five-level traction control system and three riding modes – Active, Touring and City. The last mode limits power to 75bhp. An IMU is also part of the package, meaning cornering ABS is included. ABS is switchable, although hooliganism should be easy with the top-spec braking system that is fitted – the front gets radial monobloc callipers from Brembo.
The Scrambler won’t be priced as aggressively as its smaller sibling, since there’s a whole host of electronics on it. The Ducati Scrambler 1100 will compete with the BMW R Nine T Scrambler, and with the upcoming bigger-engined Triumph Scrambler.