Ducati have launched the largest and most powerful motorcycle in the Scrambler line-up; the Scrambler 1100 in India. There are three variants on offer – a standard model, the Special, and the Sport, priced at Rs 10.91 lakh, Rs 11.12 lakh, and Rs 11.42 lakh respectively (all prices are ex-showroom, India).
Ducati enthusiasts will recognize the air-cooled, 1,079-cc, 90-degree V-twin as the potent powerplant that once propelled the Monster 1100s and the Hypermotard 1100 models. It makes 86 PS at 7,500 rpm and twist to the tune of 88 Nm at 4,750 rpm, and comes mated to a six-speed gearbox.
It still retains the Scrambler family look but also sports a few visual changes like double under-seat exhausts and a refreshed headlamp. The new electronic wizardry on offer includes Bosch cornering ABS, multi-level traction control system, and ride-by-wire throttle. Unlike the smaller Scramblers, these get three riding modes – Active, City, and Journey. Braking at the front is handled by dual 320-mm disc brakes. A Marzocchi fork and Kayaba monoshock handle suspension duties in the base model and the Special while the Sport gets an Öhlins kit.
For now, the standard Ducati Scrambler 1100 is available in just two shades – the ’62 Yellow and Shining Black. The Sport and Special variants come in Viper Black and Custom Grey paint schemes respectively. We have brought you an extensive first ride review of the Ducati Scrambler 1100 Special in the September issue of Bike India magazine.
Story: Joshua Varghese