Rumour Mill: Is a 1100cc Ducati Scrambler on its way?

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803cc Ducati Scrambler

The Ducati Scrambler has been a share gainer for the Italian marquee in two-wheeler markets across the world, boosting the Italian brand’s sales several folds since its launch about 10 months ago. The 803cc Scrambler has joined over 14,000 families across the world while, at the same time, letting Ducati cross the 50,000 sales mark for the first time in its history. But that’s not where Ducati intended to stop as the two-wheeler maker unveiled another variant of a Scrambler, with a relatively smaller displacement of 400cc, at the recently concluded 2015 EICMA motorcycle show.

And we may have some more Scramblers heading our way. A recent report from Motorcycle News suggests that there is more in store, as the Bolognese two-wheeler maker may reveal a bigger Scrambler, probably a 1100cc variant, in the future.

The 803cc Scrambler was propelled by the same engine that powered the Ducati Monster 795/796 but with a different state of tune, delivering 75 hp of power at 8250 rpm and 68 Nm of torque. If a 1100cc Scrambler does turn into reality, it is highly possible that the motorcycle will draw power from the same motor that propelled the Ducati Monster 1100. The 1078cc L-Twin cylinder, 2 valve per cylinder Desmodromic, air cooled engine on the Monster 1100 delivered 95 hp of power at 7,500 rpm and 102.9 Nm of torque at 6,000 rpm. Similar to the Scrambler 803, the Scrambler 1100 may see a different state of tune from the 1100cc motor but it would be too early to comment on that front.

New Ducati Scrambler Sixty2 (30)

400cc Ducati Scrambler

Speaking about the possibility of a 1100cc Scrambler, Ducati CEO Claudio Domenicali said, “An 1100cc model can still be a Scrambler as long as it keeps to the same formula and doesn’t try to be too technical or make things too complex. There will be a family of Scrambler motorcycles. All of these will be called Scrambler and they will be about simple fun; something that sits on the other side of the garage from the Ducati sportsbike and is perfect for a Sunday morning ride to get a coffee. These bikes will be about basic technology, just the bike and nothing more.”

Resurrecting the Scrambler brand was a highly successful decision by Ducati and it seems like the two-wheeler maker wants to make the most of the new platform’s popularity and success. How soon can we see this motorcycle rolling out of Bologna? Domenicali did not mention a time frame but we expect to see this bigger Scrambler being unveiled at the same platform where the previous two variants made their debut – the EICMA.

While we wait for the bigger Scrambler to be unveiled, share your views about the 1100cc variant with us through the comments section below.

Source: Motorcycle News

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