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WHILE THE PRE­VI­OUS smaller Scram­blers were sneered at by some more opin­ion­ated mo­tor­cy­clists, the 1100 Scram­bler has gal­vanised Du­cati’s trendy retro brand. It’s al­most as if the man­u­fac­turer went the wrong way in rolling out the range, start­ing with the smaller ba­sic mod­els that have a more lim­ited ap­peal, rather than bring­ing out the 1100 first.

Ei­ther way, the 1100 Scram­bler is a ma­chine that casts open that Scram­bler ap­peal to more-ex­pe­ri­enced rid­ers with its mix of great styling, lovely at­ten­tion to de­tail and real rid­ing abil­ity. It backs all this up with ex­cel­lent, seam­lessly in­te­grated high-spec elec­tron­ics and as a re­sult func­tions bril­liantly as a road bike. With its 86bhp it’s ideal for rid­ing on the UK’S roads with­out feel­ing as if you’re com­pro­mis­ing your own safety, or san­ity, and the chas­sis is good enough to en­joy gen­tly sweep­ing through back lanes. It’s all about fun. The big Scram­bler re­ally shines in the ur­ban en­vi­ron­ment where its com­bi­na­tion of com­mand­ing rid­ing po­si­tion, low-end grunt and easy-to-use con­trols make it a joy to use on city streets.

This genre of mo­tor­cy­cling is thriv­ing and the Scram­bler 1100 is able to rise above of­fer­ings from other main­stream man­u­fac­tur­ers and out-do them by be­ing a gen­uinely cool bike that has a cul­tural her­itage and ap­peal but which also re­ally works too.


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Scram­bler 1100 ar­guably should have been the first to be launched

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