2018 Ducati Scrambler 1100 unveiled
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The 2018 Ducati Scrambler 1100 has been revealed ahead of the 2017 EICMA show which will be held in Milan, Italy.
The 2018 Ducati Scrambler 1100 is the Italian brand’s flagship offering under the Scrambler product family. The motorcycle borrows its engine from the Ducati Monster 1100 Evo. The 1,079 cc L-twin with air and oil cooling makes 85.6 PS of power at 7,500 rpm; and 88 nm of torque at 4,750 rpm. The powerplant works in tandem with a 6-speed transmission with slipper clutch and hydraulic action. While the Scrambler 800 remained relatively free of electronic aids, this motorcycle features three riding modes- Activa, Journey and City; and Ducati Traction Control with cornering ABS.
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The 2018 Ducati Scrambler 1100 comes in three variants- The standard bike, 1100 Special, and the 1100 Sport. The standard variant features fully adjustable 45mm Marzocchi front fork, and an adjustable Kayaba rear monoshock. The suspension offers 150 mm of wheel travel on both wheels. Brakes include dual 320 mm discs at the front with radial calliper; and a single 245 mm rear disc. The alloy wheels (18-inch front and 17 inch rear) are shod with the 120-section front and 180-section rear Pirelli MT 60 RS tyres.
The Scrambler 1100 Special draws design cues from the custom motorcycle world. It features low handlebars, spoke wheels and premium seat upholstery. The Scrambler 1100 Sport is the performance-oriented variant that comes with Ohlins adjustable suspension at front and rear, and alloy wheels. Ducati is yet to announce the pricing and availability of the motorcycle for the international market.