As tipped last week, Ducati has debuted two new Scrambler 1100 Pros that finally dispense with the ugly looping brake cable.
There are two models, the Sport having fully adjustable Öhlins suspension. (Full tech specs at the end of the article.)
Here they are in action in Miami. (We’re a bit concerned the female’s ride doesn’t have the Öhlins setup!)
The neater cabling on the Pros is a welcome addition as is the Icon-style short rear fender and remote mudguard/plate holder.
Let’s hope they remove the ugly cabling from all the other models when they update this year.
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 it shortened or rerouted.
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. We can see the Sport edition up close and it looks great with a brushed titanium-look finish.
We don’t get a close-up look at the 1100 Pro cans which seem to have an aluminium 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.
The bikes will be available at the end of March in most markets and “very late in the year” in Australia with pricing released closer to the date.
Current 1100 Scrambler prices range from $19,790 to $22,990 for the Sport edition with Öhlins suspension.
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|