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New Ducati Scrambler 1100 Models Offer Big Jump in Performance


The original Ducati Scrambler was a big hit, and we certainly enjoyed the Scrambler Icon powered by the 803cc, air-cooled v-twin. Ducati has now revealed the higher performance Scrambler 1100 family, including the Standard model, the 1100 Special and the 1100 Sport.

Each of these new Scramblers is powered by a 1079cc v-twin that should offer very generous performance in the new light-weight chassis. Here are all the details from Ducati:

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 equipmentthat 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 450 cm3), today’s Land of Joy bikes offer three different displacements (400, 800 and 1100 cm3), 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 bike, 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.


The Ducati Scrambler 1100 is powered by a Euro 4 compliant oil/air-cooled 1079 cm³ L- twin two-valve engine. A development of the Monster 1100 engine, this power unit has, in perfect Scrambler style, a 98 mm bore and a 71.5 mm stroke. The engine has been redesigned to prioritise fluid acceleration across the rev range and great handling. The Desmodue engine on the Ducati Scrambler 1100 has light machine-finished aluminium covers, including those on the clutch and alternator. Other aluminium items include the two   belt   covers, machine-finished to provide a further touch of flair.

The twin cylinder Desmodue engine on the  Ducati Scrambler 1100 has been equipped with a single 55 mm full Ride by Wire throttle body with two sub-butterfly injectors: this solution, together with a generously sized airbox, ensures fluid power delivery and accurate control of the fuel mix aspirated into the cylinders. For this same reason each cylinder is fitted with twin spark plugs and a secondary air system.

Excellent pulling power is also put within everyone’s reach by the 16° valve overlap angle. Thanks to these solutions the Ducati Scrambler L-twin puts out a maximum power of 86 hp at 7,500 rpm and a maximum torque of 88.4 Nm at 4,750 rpm, with smooth delivery across the rev range. The gearbox is a 6-speed unit while the clutch is the wet multiplate type with hydraulic control. The clutch also has a servo-assisted slipper function that limits rear wheel destabilisation during down-shifting.

The exhaust pipes on the Ducati Scrambler 1100 have a larger diameter than those on the Scrambler 800. The exhaust has a low-slung catalytic converter and dual steel silencers with aluminium sleeves, die cast aluminium end caps and 4 aluminium covers (two per silencer).

Designed to be simple and accessible – just like the Scrambler itself – this twin- cylinder engine also features competitive 12,000 km maintenance intervals (every 7,500 miles).

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