Underpinnings & Dimensions:
The Ducati 1100 is built on a new trellis chassis with aluminium sub-frame. Bigger motor commands beefier underpinnings for better dynamics. To achieve this balance, Ducati has employed fully adjustable 45mm Marzocchi forks up front (as opposed to 41mm Kayaba non-adjustable inverted units in the Scrambler 800) and a Kayaba monoshock with preload and rebound adjustability. For better stopping power, the Bolognese bikemaker has equipped the bike with dual 320mm discs with Brembo Monobloc M4.32 4-piston callipers up front and a single 245mm disc at the rear. The Scrambler 800, on the other hand, uses a 330mm single disc up front with radial 4-piston callipers, and the same 245mm rear disc. Both the new and the old motorcycle ride on Pirelli MT 60 RS tyres, but the Scrambler 1100 gets a fatter 120-section unit up front, while the 180-section rear is the same for both the bikes. Wheel size for both the bikes are the same: 18-inch front and 17-inch rear. At 1514mm, the wheelbase is longer by 69mm, and the seat is also 20mm higher, at 810mm. The Scrambler 1100’s wet weight is a full 20kg above the Scrambler 800, tipping the scales at 206kg. Ducati has also offered a bigger 15-litre fuel tank as opposed to the Scrambler 800’s 13.5litres.
At Rs 10.91 lakh, the Scrambler 1100 is Rs 3.68 lakh more expensive than the Scrambler 800 Icon. This seems to be a justifiable premium considering the fact that the Scrambler 1100 is an all-round improvement over the 800, at least on paper. Apart from the bigger engine and more power you also get upmarket suspension, bigger fuel tank, riding modes, traction control and cornering ABS. Over the standard Scrambler 1100, Ducati has also introduced two variants, the Scrambler 1100 Special and Sport, priced at Rs 11.12 and 11.42 lakh respectively, all prices ex-showroom, pan-India. Stay tuned for our first ride report!
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