Scram­bler 1100 / 1100 Spe­cial / 1100 Sport

Long-awaited big­ger ca­pac­ity Scram­bler fi­nally makes 2018 de­but

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Adding a top tier to the Scram­bler fam­ily, the 800 and 400 are now joined by this brute – which uses an evo­lu­tion of the lovely old Mon­ster 1100 EVO en­gine – one of Du­cati’s finest air-cooled V-twins.

There are three flavours of 1100 at this first serv­ing – while we ex­pect there might be a Café Racer and a Desert Sled to come in the fu­ture – pre­sented as a base model (above), a Spe­cial and a Sport (see right).

There’s a good amount of steel and alu­minium to give it a feeling of so­lid­ity and qual­ity, and Du­cati say they’ve de­lib­er­ately tried to min­imise the num­ber of plas­tic com­po­nents. As be­fit­ting a big­ger ca­pac­ity bike, the Eleven gets a fat­ter teardrop tank that can hold 15 litres of go-go-juice, and which al­lows for in­ter­change­able alu­minium side pan­els to be fit­ted.

The seat is dif­fer­ent on each ver­sion, and un­der­stand­ably plainest on the base model (above) – while be­ing more at­trac­tive on the hot­ter duo. All are more gen­er­ously shaped than its smaller sib­lings for bet­ter com­fort.

Thor­oughly mod­ern retro

It might look au­then­ti­cally old-school, but there’s Bosch Cor­ner­ing ABS and Trac­tion Con­trol to take the stress out of rid­ing hard in vari­able con­di­tions.

A strong part of the de­sign is the twin-si­lencer sys­tem and tail unit mounted num­ber­plate hanger (it’s swingarm-mounted on the 800) which helps to dif­fer­en­ti­ate it from its sib­ling.

The head­light keeps the LED ring, but gains a big X in the mid­dle of the unit, ap­par­ently as a homage to the tape scram­blers used to put over their head­lights. The LED ring is a DRL, while the main il­lu­mi­na­tion is ac­tu­ally bulb, rather than LED. The rear light and in­di­ca­tors are all LED.

The other big change is the clock unit, that boasts a new el­e­ment jut­ting from the round clock­face, which is now the dis­play for the speedo, a side­stand warn­ing light and in­for­ma­tion from the Du­cati Mul­ti­me­dia Sys­tem (which is avail­able as an ac­ces­sory when the Blue­tooth mod­ule is fit­ted). All the other in­for­ma­tion re­mains in the round dial.

The base model starts at £10,695.

New wheel­bar­row Un­der­seat twin-exit pipes – just like the old Mon­ster 1100 it steals its en­gine from – look great HOTTEST NEW METAL Tank on The 1100 gets a big­ger 15-litre steel teardrop fuel tank with in­ter­change­able alu­minium side pan­els Power 84.5bhp @ 7500rpm O Weight 206kg O Seat height 810mm Elevenses This is the big­gest Scram­bler ever built, with the 1079cc air/oil cooled mill from the old 1100EVO, tick­led for Euro4

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