EICMA ’17: Ducati have created a bigger ‘bro to their 803cc Scrambler – behold the Ducati Scrambler 1100
EICMA ’17: DUCATI is expanding its Scrambler range with a big brother 1100 Scrambler that will be available in three variants, standard, ‘Special’ and ‘Sport’. Given our preferences it’s the wire-spoke wheel equipped ‘Special’ that most interests us. Details below from Ducati’s official release document.
Ducati Scrambler 1100
The Scrambler has come of age and the Land of Joy is now bigger and better. The Ducati Scrambler 1100 aims to meet the needs of even the most demanding, expert motorcyclists – but without compromising the fun, style and freedom that the Scrambler stands for. A beefier bike with a bigger engine and an even better set of standard equipment that lets riders upgrade without leaving the Scrambler family.
Just like in the ’60s when the Scrambler was available with three different engines (250, 350 and 450cc), today’s Land of Joy bikes offer three different displacements (400, 800 and 1100cc), resulting in a complete range with a flair for fun, iconic style, simplicity and self-expression.
Key features include a new 1079 cm3 engine, which delivers generous torque right from the bottom of the rev range, and an agile Scrambler chassis set-up that has been developed in parallel with the engine to put higher performance within reach of all riders.
With excellent pulling power and outstanding chassis geometry, the Ducati Scrambler 1100 maximises freedom and combines it with the excellent safety that comes with Bosch Cornering ABS and Traction Control: two features that go hand-in-hand with the superbly comfortable riding position specially developed for this model. On this Scrambler model the electronics package has evolved in line with Ducati tradition, maximising active safety thanks to the Bosch inertial platform.
Just like every other Ducati Scrambler, the 1100 is designed for boundless freedom of expression. The bike has been developed so it can be modified with ease and comes in three different versions: in addition to the Scrambler 1100, in fact, there’s the Scrambler 1100 Special, which draws its inspiration from the custom world, and the Scrambler 1100 Sport equipped with Öhlins suspension for the sportiest Scrambler riders. With the 1100, the Ducati Scrambler sees the introduction of new, specially designed accessories and a dedicated apparel line that includes a leather jacket, a fabric jacket and an open-face helmet co-produced with Roland Sands.
Ducati Scrambler 1100 Special
Taking its cue from customisation, the Scrambler 1100 Special has a decidedly “modern classic” feel thanks to black-spoked wheels, chrome exhausts and aluminium front/rear mudguards. The “Custom Grey” colour is unique to this version, as is the brushed-effect swingarm and the adjustable front fork with gold-coloured anodized sleeves. Other distinctive Scrambler 1100 Special elements include low-slung tapered handlebars and a brown seat with dedicated lining.
Ducati Scrambler Special
“Custom Grey” with black frame and black-spoked wheels.
Steel teardrop fuel tank with interchangeable aluminium side panels
Low, tapered handlebars
Round headlight with glass lens and DRL
Diffused LED tail light
Dual-element LCD instrument panel
1079 cm³ air-cooled L-twin engine
Machine-finished aluminium belt covers
Twin spar steel Trellis frame and aluminium subframe
Double-sided swingarm with brushed surface finishing
Adjustable fork and shock
Spoked wheels, 18″ at the front and 17″ at the rear
Enduro-derived Pirelli tyres optimised for the Ducati Scrambler
Bosch Cornering ABS
Three Riding Modes (Active, Journey and City)
Under-seat USB socket to recharge mobile devices
Aluminium front/rear mudguard
Dedicated seat lining
Chrome exhaust pipes