Ducati Australia has announced pricing and delivery for the updated Scrambler 1100 PRO and Sport PRO models.
They arrive in September at $A18,400 ride away for the PRO and $A21,100 for the Sport PRO.
That compares with current 1100 Scrambler prices ranging from $19,790 to $22,990 for the Sport edition with Öhlins suspension.
When they were unveiled in January there was a lot of hoopla for what amounted to only a few cosmetic changes.
For example, the engine is the same.
The only mechanical change is that both now come with Öhlins suspension like the current 1100 Sport.
Most changes are cosmetic, although they do represent a sizeable shift in styling.
The most significant is that the two new Scrambler 1100 Pros dispense with the ugly looping brake cable.
That looping cable was originally designed to be reminiscent of their original 1970s Scrambler 450 with high and wide off-road bars. But many riders hate it and have shortened or rerouted it.
The neater cabling is a welcome addition as is the Icon-style short rear fender and remote mudguard/plate holder.
The bars on the current 1100 are exceptionally wide. These are now black, narrower and shorter, with the Sport edition getting low-slung flat bars and Café Racer-style bar-end mirrors.
However, turning circle hasn’t been changed from a low 33 degrees.
The other major change is the twin-stacked right-side mufflers. The Sport edition gets a brushed titanium-look finish.
Scrambler 1100 Pro comes in two-tone “Ocean Drive” (silver with an orange pinstripe) and black steel trellis frame and rear aluminium subframe.
Scrambler 1100 Sport Pro features matt black paint with black gloss “1100” on the tank.
LCD instruments and other details, dimensions and tech secs seem to be the same as the current 1100 models.
Ducati Scrambler 1100 Pro and Sport Pro
|Engine:||Engine: 1079cc, L-Twin, Desmodromic distribution, 2 valves per cylinder, air cooled|
|Bore x stroke:||98 x 71 mm|
|Power:||63kW (86hp) @ 7500rpm|
|Torque:||88Nm (65lb ft) @ 4750rpm|
|Transmission:||6-speed, wet clutch|
|Sport suspension:||Öhlins fully adjustable 48mm USD fork; Öhlins monoshock, pre-load and rebound adjustable|
|Standard suspension:||Marzocchi fully adjustable 45mm USD fork; Kayaba mono shock preload and rebound adjustable|
|Wheels:||10-spoke alloy, 3.50″ x 18”; 5.50″ x 17”|
|Brakes:||320mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted Brembo Monobloc M4.32 callipers, 4-piston, axial pump; 245mm disc, 1-piston floating calliper; Bosch Cornering ABS|
|Total steering lock:||33°|
|Fuel:||15 litres (3.96 US gal)|
|Dry weight:||189kg (417lb)|
|Wet weight:||206kg (454lb)|
|Standard equipment:||Riding Modes, Power Mode, Ducati Safety Pack (Cornering ABS + DTC), RbW, LED light-guide, LED rear light with diffusion-light, LCD instruments with gear and fuel level indications, Steel tank with interchangeable aluminium side panels, Machine-finished aluminium belt covers, Under-seat storage compartment with USB socket|
|Warranty:||24 months unlimited mileage|
|Service and valve check:||12,000km (7500mi)/12 months|