Ducati Scrambler 1100 Pro and Sport Pro 2020
25 June 2020
Since its launch in 2015, the Scrambler range has quickly won the hearts of neo-retro motorcycle enthusiasts, thanks to its original style, dynamic engineering and genuine efficiency on both asphalt and gravel. From 400 to 1100 cc, from the Sixty2 to the 1100 Sport, not to mention the Icon, Desert Sled and Café Racer versions, the Ducati designers are not short of ideas or daring initiatives.
Following in the footsteps of its sisters
Last year, the Scrambler 800 cc line-up enjoyed an upgrade in electronics, lights and engineering. This package of improvements allows the little Scrambler to provide a feel worthy of a more expensive bike. For 2020 the engineers were given the mandate to revamp the most powerful Ducati Scrambler on the market; the result is the Scrambler 1100 Pro and 1100 Sport Pro.
The mandate was clear; to improve the efficiency, feel and style of the bike, while complying with the new Euro 5 emission standard. This challenge was successfully met, and the 1079-cc, twin-cylinder engine still delivers a whopping 86 horsepower and 64 lb.-ft of torque for the 206 kg, fully loaded beast. In addition, the dual exhaust system of the outgoing model is replaced by a brand new dual exhaust manifold now mounted on the right side of the engine.
A sportier allure
The Ducati Scrambler 1100 has a new look, with its redesigned seat, a shortened fender, new, more modern LED lights, more discreet turn signals and a license plate holder now in the lowered position. All of this perfectly emulates the look of the Icon 800’s hindquarters.
2020 also sees a new colour scheme for the Scrambler 1100, with the 1100 Pro’s newly named Ocean Drive trim and the Sport Pro’s more restrained colour scheme in matte black with glossy black graphics. The tubular steel Trellis frame and aluminum rear end are now anodized in black, as are the brake and clutch master cylinder covers. Inspired by the Scrambler Icon 800 model, a black X-shaped metal piece imbedded inside the headlight makes the new model instantly identifiable with Ducati’s Scrambler family.
The Scrambler family icon
The 1100 Sport Pro is the top-of-the-range version and therefore the best equipped. In addition to the aesthetic details and equipment available on the 1100 Pro model, the Sport Pro comes with Öhlins suspensions, lowered handlebars, special graphics and “Cafe Racer” mirrors attached to the end of the grips. Both versions are equipped with Ducati’s Electronic Ride Assist Package, which includes: Ducati traction control (DTC), Bosch cornering ABS and three engine mapping modes (Active, Journey and City).
The Scramblers, a unique lineage in the Ducati universe, a brand within a brand designed to deliver a unique riding experience referred to by the designers as ‘Land Of Joy.’ A real commercial success throughout Europe, the Scrambler 1100 line-up has been enhanced with two sportier and more efficient models that are sure to appeal to North American riders. They will soon be making their way to dealerships, so don’t miss their arrival at Ducati Montreal.