Sometimes small just isn't enough. Not that it doesn't work. According to Ducati, both the Scrambler 800 and the Scrambler Sixty2 have sold well globally. Given that the idea behind the Scrambler brand was to have more accessible motorcycles courtesy a lower price tag - and, with it, rake in higher sales numbers, Ducati seems to have got it right.
But, in India, the 800 just didn't fly. And, the Sixty2 never even went on sale. Unofficially, most prospective buyers found the Scrambler 800 to be a bit too puny. And, now that I see it standing next to the new 1100, I'd have to agree.
You see, the new Scrambler 1100, is taller, wider, chunkier, and more visually dramatic than the 800. It also sits on a longer wheelbase, has a larger fuel tank, and gets fatter front forks and beefier front tyre. But, it's still not puffed-up muscle; it's more like a marathon runner with 10 per cent body fat. And so, it still retains its minimailist appeal.