Ducati to introduce new member of ‘Scrambler’ family in India on August 27
Ducati India, on its social media channels has announced the date of debut for new Scrambler 1100 as August 27. Ducati scrambler 1100 is going to be the most powerful and expensive motorcycle from the Scrambler family to go on sale in the market and the base variant is expected first.
The design of this motorcycle is obviously ‘Scrambler’. It gets a round headlamp, petite fuel tank and a single-piece ribbed seat. The 15-litre steel tank comes with interchangeable aluminium panels too. Upright ergonomics and conveniently-placed footpegs are ideal for both city riding and stand-up riding off the road. The lighting system is all-LED and the offset-mounted instrument cluster is fully-digital as well. To differentiate it from the smaller Scrambler, Ducati chose to equip this motorcycle with twin underseat exhausts rather than a stubby conventional unit. It not only makes the bike look a lot cooler but will also be handy off the road.
Power comes from a 1079cc L-twin, air-cooled motor that’s based on the Monster 1100 EVO. This motor churns out 85.6PS at 7500rpm and 88Nm at 4750rpm. A 6-speed transmission with slipper clutch transfers the power via a chain drive. While the 800cc Scrambler is devoid of sophisticated electronics apart from ABS, this one features three riding modes with ride-by-wire, Ducati Traction Control and cornering ABS. These rider aids should make the motorcycle forgiving to ride despite sporting a bigger engine.
For suspension, both the standard and Special models get adjustable (rebound and preload) 45mm Marzocchi USD front forks and a Kayaba rear monoshock. The Sport variant, on the other hand, comes with upmarket Ohlins inverted front forks and Ohlins monoshock, both of which are adjustable. Dual 320mm front discs and a 245mm rear disc are standard across all three variants. The standard and the Sport variant ride on 10-spoke light alloy wheels while the Special model comes with spoked aluminium rims. All three variants are shod with Pirelli MT60 rubber (120mm front and 180mm rear).
A few Ducati dealerships have already started accepting bookings for the upcoming motorcycle for an amount of Rs 1-2 lakh depending on the dealer. According to the dealers, the Scrambler 1100 will retail for around Rs 11 lakh (ex-showroom) for the base variant.
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