Ducati Scrambler 1100 Launched In India
- by Niraj
- Aug 27, 2018
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Priced at Rs 10.91 lakh, the flagship Scrambler rivals the BMW R nineT in India
After unveiling it at the 2017 EICMA Motor Show, Ducati has now launched the Scrambler 1100 in the Indian market. The flagship Scrambler is available in three variants internationally: Standard, Sport and Special. Ducati has brought all the variants here, the Standard is priced at Rs 10.91 lakh, the Special at Rs 11.12 lakh and the Sport has received a price tag of Rs 11.42 lakh (all prices, ex-showroom India).
Just as they did with the old one, Ducati has retained the 80’s influence with the new Scrambler as well. The motorcycle is still unmistakably Scrambler -- and with its round headlamps, petite fuel tank and retro single-piece saddle, it resembles the smaller Scrambler 800 in many ways. The only bit that distinguishes it are the split exhaust system, placed on either side of the saddle.
Adding a dash of modernity are the all-LED lights, a twin-pod digital console and a whole bunch of electronic wizardry: five-level traction control, three riding modes (Active, Touring and City) and cornering ABS. All this comes standard on all three variants.
Justifying its higher price tag, the Sports variant gets a couple of nifty additions for more performance-hungry buyers. This includes the high-performance Ohlins suspension on both ends, aluminium wheels with machined spokes and tapered handlebars. Not to mention the slick Viper Black colour scheme, with not-so-subtle yellow tank sides and dual yellow striping down the middle of the tank and mudguards. On the other hand, the Special gets blacked-out spoked wheels, chrome exhausts, and aluminum front/rear mudguards. Targetted at more hip-audience, it also gets a unique Custom Grey color as well as brushed-effect swingarm and adjustable front fork with gold-colored anodized sleeves.
Powering all the variants is the same updated version of the oil-cooled 1079cc L-Twin engine from the Monster 1100 EVO. It delivers 86PS of power at 7500rpm and 88.4Nm of torque at 4750rpm.
To accommodate the bigger engine, the Scrambler 100 now gets a new twin-spar steel trellis frame with aluminium subframe completing the rear. While the Standard and Special variant has to settle for 45mm Kayaba USD forks at the front and a monoshock at the rear, the Sports variant gets more premium Ohlins suspension on both ends. Braking is handled by twin Brembo 320mm discs up front and a 245mm disc at the rear.
The flagbearer of Ducati's Scrambler lineup, the Scrambler 1100 will rival the BMW R nineT, which is priced at Rs 15.55 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi), in India