Ducati has launched the Scrambler 1100, Scrambler 1100 Special and the Scrambler 1100 Sport in India starting at Rs 10.91 lakh. The Scrambler 1100 Special is priced at Rs 11.12 lakh and the Scrambler 1100 Sport is priced at Rs 11.42 lakh. The Scrambler 1100 series will be powered by a big-bore 1079 cc motor and features quite a few design changes and technical upgrades.
The 1,079cc L-twin motor churns out 84bhp 7,500rpm and 88Nm of torque 4,750rpm , and is mated to a 6-speed gearbox. Liquid-cooling is given a miss to stick with traditional Scrambler legacy. The Scrambler 1100 also comes with dual 2-1-2 exhausts with the exhaust tips placed under the seat. Braking duties are carried out by a 320mm double disc setup up front as compared to the 330mm single disc on the Scrambler 800. The rear wheel is shod with a 245mm single disc. The clutch and brake levers are also adjustable. However, the biggest updates include cornering ABS (switchable) and traction control. Inclusion of ride-by-wire means you get three riding modes to choose from: Active, Journey and City. The single-pod instrument cluster comes with an additional display which incorporates a gear indicator.
The Scrambler 1100 is built on a redesigned tubular steel trellis frame. It features a 45mm fully adjustable Marzocchi upside down forks in the front and a Kayaba monoshock in the rear which is also adjustable for pre-load and rebound. The rake has been increased by 0.5 degrees (24.5) over the 24 degree rake on the Scrambler 800. The trail has been reduced by 1mm (111mm) while the total steering lock also reduces by a degree (34 degree) compared to the 112mm trail and the 35 degree steering lock on the Scrambler 800.
The Scrambler 1100 Special features a distinct ‘Custom Grey’ color with anodised aluminium tank covers. The handlebar on the Special are lower compared to the standard variant. It is equipped with front and rear aluminium mudguards, chrome exhaust pipes, black spoked wheels, double swingarm with brushed finish and dedicated seat fabric.
The Scrambler 1100 Sport has low handlebars and features Ohlins suspension on both ends. In the front it has Ohlins 48 mm usd forks which are fully adjustable, while the rear is equipped with Ohlins monoshock adjustable for pre-load and rebound.
Triumph recently teased the Street Scrambler 1200, which is expected to be revealed at 2018 EICMA. Once launched, it’ll rival the the Scrambler 1100 along with the BMW R nineT Scrambler.