Three new Ducati Scrambler 1100 models

2018 Ducati Scrambler 1100

Ducati has showcased three versions of its new flagship Scrambler 1100 model, powered by a resurrected air-cooled 1079cc L-twin engine.

2018 Ducati Scrambler 1100 Sport
2018 Ducati Scrambler 1100 Sport

The bike is one of several new models unveiled today ahead of the EICMA motorcycle Show in Milan this week.

The others are: the new Panigale V4 14099, 1409 S and Speciale; Multistrada Enduro Pro; Multistrada 1260, 1260S and Pikes Peak; a white XDiavel S; Monster 821; and 959 Panigale Corse with titanium Akropovic exhaust and Ohlins suspension.

Ducati Panigale V4 1409 - scrambler 1100
Ducati Panigale V4 1409

Also on stage was the Scrambler Mach2, the Desert Sled in a new black livery and the new Street Classic in Volcano Gray with black accents.

The Scrambler 1100 is powered by a 90-degree L-twin with 64kW of power (86hp) and 88Nm (65lb-ft) of torque from 4750rpm.

It’s a slightly longer bike than the 803cc Scramblers with a more substantive new upper “trellis” subframe. So at 206kg (454lb) in running order, it weighs about 20kg more than the other Scramblers.

2018 Ducati Scrambler 1100 Sport
2018 Ducati Scrambler 1100 Sport

However, it should retain its legendary lithe handling thanks to a similar 24.5 degrees of rake and short 111mm trail.

The heftier rear end should support some luggage for people who want to scramble/tour!

Most notable differences over the current crop of Scramblers are the instrument pod with a more comprehensive screen that juts out of the round dial, twin high-mount exhausts and dual front discs.2018 Ducati Scrambler 1100 dashboard

It also comes with a full complement of hi-tech rider aids such as cornering ABS, four levels of traction control and three engine modes.

They are the Active full-power mode with quick throttle response, Journey with full power but a more contained throttle response and City with power down to 56kW and maximum traction control.

The round headlight now has an “X-grille” lighting feature inspired by the tape applied to old off-road bikes to protect them in races.2018 Ducati Scrambler 1100

Scrambler 1100 comes in base model, a Special and a Sport.

Base model comes in yellow or black paint with mag wheels and black seat.2018 Ducati Scrambler 1100

Special has grey paint, black wire wheels, aluminium mudguards, chrome exhausts, brushed swinging arm, gold anodised forks, low handlebars with variable width and brown seat.

The Sport “muscle bike” comes in “Viper Black” paint with yellow accents, upgraded fork, Öhlins shock absorber and mag wheels.

Ducati says the bikes will be available in May 2018 with pricing announced closer to the date.

We love the Ducati Scrambler 1100 video posted on Youtube!

Ducati Scrambler 1100 tech specs

Type L-Twin, Desmodromic distribution, 2 valves per cylinder, air cooled
Displacement 1,079 cc
Bore x stroke 98 x 71 mm
Compression ratio 11:1
Power* 63 kW (86 hp) @ 7,500 rpm
Torque* 88 Nm (65 lb-ft, 9.0 kgm) @ 4,750 rpm
Fuel injection Electronic fuel injection, Ø55 mm throttle body with full Ride by Wire (RbW)
Exhaust 2-1-2 system with catalytic converter and 2 lambda probes, twin stainless steel muffler with aluminium covers and end caps

2018 Ducati Scrambler 1100

Gearbox 6 speed
Ratio 1=37/15 2=30/17 3=28/20 4=26/22 5=24/23 6=23/24
Primary drive Straight cut gears; Ratio 1.85:1
Final drive Chain; Front sprocket 15; Rear sprocket 39
Clutch Light action, wet, multiplate clutch with hydraulic control. Self-servo action on drive, slipper action on over-run
Frame Tubular steel Trellis frame
Front suspension Marzocchi fully adjustable Ø45 mm usd fork
Front wheel travel 150 mm (5.9 in)
Front wheel 10-spoke in light alloy, 3.50″ x 18″
Front tyre Pirelli MT 60 RS 120/80 ZR18
Rear suspension Kayaba monoshock, pre-load and rebound adjustable
Rear wheel travel 150 mm (5.9 in)
Rear wheel 10-spoke in light alloy, 5.50″ x 17″
Rear tyre Pirelli MT 60 RS 180/55 ZR17
Front brake 2 x Ø320 mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted Brembo Monobloc M4.32 callipers, 4-piston, axial pump with Bosch Cornering ABS as standard equipment
Rear brake Ø245 mm disc, 1-piston floating calliper with Bosch Cornering ABS as standard equipment

2018 Ducati Scrambler 1100

Wheelbase 1,514 mm (59.6 in)
Rake 24.5°
Trail 111 mm (4.4 in)
Total steering lock 34°
Fuel tank capacity 15 l – (3.96 US gal)
Dry weight 189 kg (417 lb)
Wet weight* 206 kg (454 lb)
Seat height 810 mm (31.9 in)
Max height 1,330 mm (52.4 in)
Max width 895 mm (35.2 in)
Max length 2,190 mm (86.0 in)
Number of seats Dual seat
*Kerb weights indicate total bike weight with all operating consumable liquids and a fuel tank filled to 90% of capacity (as per EC standard 93/93).

2018 Ducati Scrambler 1100

Standard equipment Riding Modes, Power Modes, 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
Colours ’62 Yellow
Shining Black
Warranty and Maintenance
Warranty 24 months unlimited mileage
Maintenance service intervals 12,000 km (7,500 mi) / 12 months
Valve clearance check 12,000 km (7,500 mi)
Emissions and Consumption
Standard* Euro 4
Consumption* 5.2 l/100 km – CO2 117 g/km
* Only for countries where Euro 4 standard applies.

Flagship 2018 Ducati Scrambler 1100

2 Comments

  1. Very nice indeed , I had heard a rumour of a single cylinder version in the works but obviously it was just that , a rumour …..

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