New Norton 650 Atlas Scrambler To Come To India In 2020


The new Norton 650 Atlas Scrambler was revealed to us in its concept for last year at EICMA. The bike is expected to come to India via CKD route and will rival the Royal Enfield 650 twins.




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The upcoming Norton 650 Atlas Scrambler will also come with good amount localisation in India

Norton Motorcycles, which is right now working on its all-new 650 cc Atlas Scrambler, will be launching the bike in India in 2020. This information was shared with us by Norton’s Indian partner Kinetic Motoroyale’s managing director Ajinkya Firodia, on the sideline of a recent event, where the company launched 7 new motorcycles. Out of these 7 new bikes, two were limited edition Norton Commando 961 and Dominator 961 motorcycles. The new Norton 650 Atlas Scrambler was revealed to us in its concept for last year at EICMA, while the production version of the bike is expected to be showcased at this year’s Milan Motorcycle Shows, in November 2018.

Also Read: Locally-Made Norton Commando And Dominator To Be Launched By Mid-2019

Talking about the new Norton bike, Ajinkya Firodia said, “Norton UK itself is planning to make bikes that are 650 cc, which they have unveiled at EICMA, which will also eventually come to India. But, that is 2 years down the line.” Commenting to making the new bike in India, Firodia said the bikes will see some amount of localisation, and its arrival will coinciding with the bike’s UK launch, however, he did add that it is still 1.5 to 2 years away. Firodia did not mention whether the bike will be assembled under Norton’s partnership with Kinetic Motoroyale, however, under the JV, all Norton bikes that come as completely knocked down (CKD) kits will get assembled in India by Kinetic Group.

While the official specifications are yet to be announced, the Norton 650 Atlas Scrambler will be powered by an all-new 650 cc parallel-twin engine which is expected to churn out about 70 bhp to 100 bhp, depending on the variant. The upcoming 650 cc bike will also come with an all-new, tubular steel frame by Norton-owned Spondon and it will also feature top-spec components such as Brembo’s radial calipers.

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Upon its launch in India, the Norton 650 Atlas will get competition from the likes of the soon-to-be-launched Royal Enfield’s 650 cc twins, but the Norton is expected to be a lot more expensive. In those regards, based on the price tag, we expect Norton’s new 650 cc bike to also compete with Triumph’s modern classic range in India.

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Intermot 2018: 2019 Triumph Street Scrambler Revealed


The 2019 Triumph Street Scrambler’s 900 cc High Torque Bonneville engine gets updated with more power and a few lighter components.




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The 2019 Triumph Street Scrambler gets minor updates, including changes to the engine

The 2019 Triumph Street Scrambler also gets the upgraded 900 cc, which now makes 64 bhp at 7500 rpm, an 18 per cent increase in power over the outgoing model. The Street Scrambler is based on the Street Twin, but offers additional off-road capability. The 900 cc parallel-twin High Torque Bonneville engine has been updated for 2019 with a lighter crankshaft, magnesium cam cover, a new lighter clutch and mass optimised clutch cover. The ride-by-wire throttle control system now offers two riding modes – Road and Rain, with separate throttle maps and traction control settings. ABS is switchable for off-road use.

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(The 2019 Street Scrambler gets updated engine, new front fork and Brembo front brake calipers)

Like the 2019 Street Twin, the Street Scrambler also gets updated brakes with a four-piston Brembo caliper gripping the single front disc. Suspension has been updated too, with cartridge type front forks with 120 mm of travel, and the fork legs are spaced out wider to deliver a tougher appearance for this off-road friendly modern classic when viewed from the front. The 19-inch front wheel and 17-inch rear wheel are shod with Metzeler Tourance rubber. The styling of the instruments have been updated as well, while new side panels feature a new logo.

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(The 2019 Street Scrambler gets over 120 accessories and an Urban Tracker custom kit)

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The seat is new as well, and finished in a combination of textile and leather. The 2019 Triumph Street Scrambler is available with over 120 accessories and it will be available in three colours. Triumph also offers a custom kit called the Urban Tracker kit which includes soft panniers, Vance & Hines slip-on silencers, CNC machined black oil filler cap, black handlebar brace, number board kit, ribbed bench seat, black dresser bar kit, headlight grille and bezel, high front fender and sump guard kit. The 2019 Triumph Street Twin and Triumph Street Scrambler will be introduced in India by the first quarter of 2019.

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Intermot 2018: 2019 Ducati Scrambler Range Revealed


The 2019 Ducati Scrambler Full Throttle, Cafe Racer, Desert Sled and Sixty2 join the Icon boasting of a host of new features and paint schemes.




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The 2019 Ducati Scrambler range come with a LED headlight, cornering ABS, ergonomic switchgear and more

Following up with the reveal of the updated Scrambler Icon last month, Ducati has revealed the 2019 Scrambler range at the 2018 Intermot Motorcycle Show held at Cologne, Germany. The annual event witnesses most global manufacturers bringing their new and updated offerings to the show every year. The 2019 Ducati Scrambler Full Throttle, Cafe Racer, Desert Sled and Sixty2, join the Scrambler Icon, sporting a host of feature upgrades and new equipment onboard including beefier side panels made of thicker gauge aluminium, black-painted engine and brushed cylinder head fins.

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Also Read: 2019 Ducati Scrambler Icon Revealed

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(Upgrades include self-cancelling LED indicators, hydraulic clutch control with adjustable levers)

All versions now come with an updated headlamp with daytime running lights, a new digital instrument console with a fuel gauge and gear position indicator. The seat has been designed on the motorcycle and you also get self-cancelling LED indicators as well as revised switchgear that are more ergonomically placed. The 2019 Ducati Scrambler range also comes with cornering ABS as standard, and the Ducati Multimedia system that allows the rider to answer calls, listen to music on the intercom via Bluetooth connectivity. The Scrambler family gets a hydraulic clutch control with adjustable levers for the new model year.

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(The 2019 Ducati Scrambler Full Throttle is inspired by Californian racer Frankie Garcia’s Flat Tracker)

The 2019 Ducati Scrambler Full Throttle, Cafe Racer and Desert Sled also get new paint schemes for a more distinctive look. The Full Throttle takes inspiration from the Flat Track Scrambler ridden by Californian racer Frankie Garcia in the 2018 American Super Hooligan Championship, and sports dual-tone black-yellow white-striped tank, a revised tail section with dedicated seat and white-rimmed yellow number holders. The handlebar is tapered as well, while there’s a stubby mudguard and dual exhaust silencer on the Full Throttle to complete the look.

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(The 2019 Ducati Scrambler Cafe Racer gets cool blue graphics that stand out over other versions)

The 2019 Ducati Scrambler Cafe Racer continues to hold the same lines but now gets the Silver Ice Matt graphics with a blue frame, inspired from the legendary Ducati 125GP Desmo. The very cool looking 2019 edition rides on new 17-inch spoke wheels and uses aluminium bar-end mirrors. The number 54 on the bike pays homage to the Italian Grand Prix racer Bruno Spiaggiari.

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(Apart from new colours, the 2019 Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled also gets an Off Road mode)

2019 Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled also retain the same design but now comes with a striking red finished frame that is complemented by colour-coordinated stitching and spoked wheels with black rims. The Desert Sled though becomes the only model in the Scrambler family to get the additional “Off Road” mode that allows ABS disengagement for riders to get down and dirty. The Scrambler Desert Sled also comes with the specifically designed headlight mesh guard, high mudguards and engine skid pan.

There are no changes to the engine on the 2019 Ducati Scrambler range that continues to draw power from the 803 cc, air-cooled, L-twin motor tuned for 73 bhp at 8250 rpm and 67 Nm of peak torque available at 5750 rpm. The motor is paired with a 6-speed gearbox.

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The Ducati Scrambler line-up first arrived in 2014 at Intermot, and has turned out to be one of the most popular offerings from the bike maker. The company sold over 55,000 units of the bike in the past four years and the updated models are only expected to add signficantly to that number. The India launch for the 2019 Ducati Scrambler range can be expected sometime next year, along with the updated models from the Italian manufacturer.

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2019 Triumph Street Twin And Street Scrambler Teased


Triumph is all set to unveil the 2019 models of the Street Twin and the Street Scrambler on October 2, 2018. And yes! They will be coming to India soon.




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Both motorcycles will be launched in India in early 2019

Triumph Motorcycles will have a busy month in October 2018. Up first is the unveiling of the 2019 models of the Street Twin and the Street Scrambler at the Intermot Motorcycle Show in Germany. These won’t be new-generation models but instead facelifts of sorts with updates to looks, features and possibly the engine too. The Street Twin first made its debut in 2016 while the Street Scrambler followed a year later. The Street Scrambler could be called as an off-road biased version of the Street Twin and is inspired from the Triumph TR6C Trophy motorcycle, which was ridden by motorcycle acting legend Steve McQueen in ‘The Great Escape’.


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Also Read: Triumph Scrambler 1200 Teased Again

Triumph has released teaser videos for both motorcycles. While the exact details are not out yet, expect the Street Twin to get a bump in engine specifications along with a new LED headlamp and new features. Currently, the 900 cc parallel-twin engine on the Street Twin makes 55 bhp and 76 Nm. The new Street Scrambler on the other hand could get all the updates as the Street Twin and maybe get some updates to its off-road kit as well.

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Apart from these two motorcycles, Triumph will also be unveiling the Scrambler 1200 on October 24, which will be coming to India as well. Triumph has been teasing the Scrambler 1200 for quite some time now. It will use the same 1200 cc parallel-twin engine which does duty on the Bonneville T120, Bonneville Bobber and the Bonneville Speedmaster. Expect the motorcycle to get proper off-road kit as well.

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2019 Ducati Scrambler: All You Need To Know


We tell you everything you need to know about the new and updated 2018 Ducati Scrambler.




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The 2019 Ducati Scrambler could be launched in India in late 2018 or early 2019

It was more than three years ago that the Ducati Scrambler was launched. Tugging at the heart strings of the modern classic enthusiast, the Scrambler was the most affordable Ducati model that you could buy. The downside of being affordable was that the Scrambler missed out on a bunch of electronics and other features. With the 2019 model of the Scrambler being unveiled, Ducati has packed in more features and electronics making the new Scrambler even more desirable. Here is everything you need to know about the bike.

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LED lighting

The 2019 Ducati Scrambler now gets a new headlamp with an LED ring along with new LED turn indicators which are self-cancelling. The tail lamp was already a diffused LED unit. This means that now all lighting elements on the 2019 Scrambler are now LED.

Cosmetic updates

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The 2019 Ducati Scrambler has been quite successful for Ducati with over 55,000 units sold worldwide since its launch. And Ducati has tried to keep the cosmetic updates as minimal as possible in a bid to keep the original flavour of the Scrambler intact. The most noticeable changes are the brushed aluminium finish on the engine covers along with a new muffler cover and tank panels which have been slightly re-designed. The 2019 Scrambler also gets new 10-spoke alloy wheels which are pretty similar to what is offered on the Ducati Scrambler 1100 as well. Additionally, the bike also gets a new colour scheme called ‘Atomic Tangerine’, which could be called a nice shade of orange.

Electronic Updates

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In terms of electronics, the biggest update that the bike gets is the dual-channel cornering ABD from Bosch. Ducati says that the bike will be able to handle panic braking while fully leaned. It always had regular ABS as a standard fitment and now cornering ABS has been added to the list as well.

Revised Ergonomics

Ducati also offers a new seat on the 2019 Scrambler which has a lowered height (798 mm) along with wider and flatter handlebars and revised switchgear which is now more accessible with the thumb when riding.

Other updates

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The 2019 Ducati Scrambler gets few more updates in form of optional Ducati Multimedia system, a new LCD instrumentation console, hydraulic clutch control with adjustable lever along with a renewed suspension setup with a slightly higher ground clearance.

India availability

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The 2019 Ducati Scrambler will be going up on sale in Europe and USA from November 2018 onwards and we can expect it to be launched in India either in late 2018 or early 2019.

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Fly Free Smart Motorcycles Reveals Electric Scrambler


The Smart Desert is a Scrambler-style motorcycle with 1960s design, but is an electric motorcycle which is completely customisable.




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The Smart Desert is a full-electric scrambler motorcycle which is fully customisable

American electric motorcycle manufacturer Fly Free Smart Motorcycles has released details of the first of the company’s three Smart models. The first of the three models will be an electric scrambler motorcycle, called the Smart Desert. And with its flat seat, old-school off-road tyres, narrow wheelbase, exposed skeleton and single headlight, the Smart Desert does look like a bike with its 1960s Scrambler design intact. What is unique about this special scrambler though is that it is fully customisable. There are up to 80 different combinations of colours and accessories to make it completely personalised and unique.

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But it’s a modern electric motorcycle after all. The Smart Desert is fitted with a removable battery that is easy to charge wherever you go. And the battery comes in two range settings – one with a 80 km range, that allows the Smart Desert to reach speeds of around 65 kmph, and a second setting that doubles the range to 160 km, and also allows maximum speed of 80 kmph. The battery takes about 8 hours to be fully charged, and the manufacturer maintains that even after 700 cycles, the battery will maintain 70 per cent of its initial capacity.

Smart Desert Colours from Studio Salens on Vimeo.

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The bike also comes with three riding modes – Eco, City, and Speed – each allowing the rider to choose the level of energy used and accompanying performance from the motor. The Smart Desert will also come with an intelligent key system and this Scrambler is smart-connected too, with a dedicated app that allows riders to connect with a smartphone. So far, the California-headquartered company hasn’t announced pricing and other details, but what has been announced is that interested buyers can pre-book the bike, and a crowdfunding campaign will be organised after the launch of the other two models in the portfolio,

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2019 Ducati Scrambler Revealed – NDTV CarAndBike


The 2019 Ducati Srambler gets subtle cosmetic changes, while there are now more electronics on offer, and improved ergonomics too.




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Visual upgrades are subtle on the 2019 Ducati Scrambler

The Ducati Scrambler has been around since 2015 and the Italian bike maker has just announced its first major upgrade to the funky little motorcycle. The Scrambler 803 for model year 2019 boasts of a host of changes, both cosmetic and electronic, while keeping the unique and distinctive styling intact. The Ducati Scrambler is the bike maker’s entry-level offering and currently also the manufacturer’s most selling offering, with over 56,000 units retailed worldwide since its launch. The Ducati Scrambler became popular for its easy ride-ability and simpler electronics, and the 2019 edition keeps that simplicity intact.

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(The 2019 Ducati Scrambler gets an LED headlamp with a daytime running light)

There are some notable additions this time including cornering ABS, new headlamp cluster with LED daytime running light, and automatic off LED indicators. The 2019 Ducati Scrambler also comes with new ergonomically placed switch gear, while there’s an updated LCD instrument console as well that includes the fuel level gauge.

Visually, the 2019 Ducati Scrambler remains identical to its predecessor with the same chassis, teardrop fuel tank and bright colour options. The aluminium side panels on the fuel tank are thicker though, while the engine is finished in black with brushed cylinder head fins and the you get machine-finished wheels.

Also Read: Ducati Scrambler 1100 Review

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(The LCD dash now includes the fuel level gauge on the 2019 Scrambler)

Ducati has also revised the seat on the 2019 Scrambler to a flatter unit, while the riding position has been changed with high and wide handlebar. The suspension setup has also been tweaked to be more comfortable. In addition, a hydraulic clutch has been added on the new Scrambler for a softer level feel. It can be adjusted now as well.

Lastly, the Ducati Multimedia System has been added to the 2019 Scrambler that can connect a rider’s phone and communications system with the bike, allowing owners to play music, answer phone calls, and talk to a passenger. The updated naked motorcycle will be available in two colours – Atomic Tangerine and 62 Yellow. Both colour schemes feature a black frame with grey trim.

Also Read: Triumph Scrambler 1200 Teased

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(The 2019 Ducati Scrambler is available in 2 colours – Atomic Tangerine & 62 Yellow)

With respect to power, there are no changes with the 803 cc L-Twin, air-cooled engine tuned to produce 75 bhp and 68 Nm of peak torque, while paired with a 6-speed transmission. The bike continues to use USD forks up front and a monoshock suspension setup at the rear.

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The new Ducati Scrambler will be going on sale internationally by November this year, and you can expect the model to arrive in India in early 2019. Meanwhile, Ducati India recently introduced the Scrambler 1100 in the country, which is positioned above the 803 cc version.

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Ducati Scrambler 1100 First Ride Review


It’s bigger, taller, and more powerful than ever. And the new Ducati Scrambler 1100 promises a whole lot of technology never before seen on any model in the Scrambler family. But it’s more than just a regular Ducati Scrambler with a bigger engine, and a more expensive sticker price. The Scrambler 1100 offers a completely new level of technology and performance, which Ducati feels, will appeal to not just any rider, but even to existing Scrambler owners. It’s available in three variants – the base Scrambler 1100, the Special, and a top-spec Sport variant, each ascending in its value, and each variant offering something unique to the discerning Scrambler fan.

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(The Scrambler 1100 range is available in three variants – the base Scrambler 1100, the Special, and a top-spec Sport variant, each ascending in its value)

The Scrambler is not just a motorcycle model for Ducati, but it’s in essence a separate brand altogether. Ever since the new Scrambler was introduced in 2015, Ducati has sold close to 50,000 Scramblers worldwide. The Scrambler story in India is also similar. Of Ducati India’s overall sales till date, nearly 25 per cent of those numbers are attributed to the Scrambler family. And part of that attraction towards the Scrambler, at least in India, isn’t just because of the personality and character of the bike, but also because it’s one of the most affordable Ducatis available in the market. So, will a bigger (and more expensive) Scrambler have the same level of success? We spend some time with the new Ducati Scrambler 1100, looking for answers.

Design and Styling

Compared to the smaller Ducati Scrambler 800, the new Scrambler 1100 certainly looks like the big brother, quite literally. It’s beefier, brawnier, and definitely has more presence. Overall, the Scrambler 1100 is bigger; it’s got a taller seat height, a bigger fuel tank, beefier 45 mm front forks, and thicker tyres. The bike is 50 mm wider, 69 mm longer, the seat is 20 mm taller and 43 mm longer, and the front wheel is now 18-inches, instead of the 17-inch wheel on the regular Scrambler. The headlight design is new, and there are quite a bit of anodized aluminium bits. The handlebar ends get the aluminium treatment, as does the front mudguard stays, the headlight bezel, the swingarm, dual upswept exhausts, and even the engine, crankcase and alternator covers get some aluminium finishes. The full-LCD instrument console is all-new too, and has more information on display, with a trendy screen on screen design.

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(The silhouette though is unmistakably Scrambler, with the base variant offering the typical tall and wide handlebar)

Overall fit and finish of the Ducati Scrambler 1100 is quite nice, although a few welds on the frame could have been better finished. The silhouette though is unmistakably Scrambler, with the base variant offering the typical tall and wide handlebar. The Scrambler 1100 Special gets wire spoke wheels, and some additional aluminium bits, on the front and rear mudguards, and a brown quilted seat. The Scrambler Special also has slightly different ergonomics, with a lower handlebar, which is also shared with the Sport. But the Sport replaces the Marzocchi forks and Kayaba suspension for top-spec Ohlins suspension, with an even fatter 48 mm front fork. And there are the contrasting racing stripes along the bike’s bodywork in bright yellow on the Viper Black shade to give it that ‘sporty’ appeal.

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(The headlight design is new, and there are quite a bit of anodized aluminium bits)

Also Read: Ducati Scrambler 1100 Variants Explained

Engine and Technology

Apart from these minor changes the performance and technology package is the same on all three variants. Maximum power is rated at 86 bhp at 7500 rpm, and peak torque of 88 Nm comes in at 4,750 rpm from the 1,079 cc, L-twin engine. And each variant has the same electronics package. There’s ride-by-wire, with a choice of three riding modes. Active mode has full 86 bhp on tap, with an aggressive throttle response; Journey also has the full 86 bhp, but throttle response is somewhat muted; and City has power dialled down to 75 bhp, and throttle response is muted even further.

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(There’s ride-by-wire, with a choice of three riding modes)

Additionally, the Scrambler 1100 now comes with a four-level traction control, which can also be switched off, and a Bosch inertial measurement unit (IMU), which feeds lean angle measurements to control the cornering ABS, traction control and even the self-cancelling turn indicators. IMUs are usually available on top-shelf superbikes, and it certainly speaks a lot about the Scrambler 1100’s level of equipment and technology.

Performance and Handling

A bigger Scrambler with more performance and all that safety tech – has to be a mad hooligan, right? That’s what we sought to find out, as we rolled out towards our pre-designated testing grounds on the outskirts of Bengaluru – Nandi Hills, to be precise. Getting to our location involved a fair bit of riding through bumper and bumper traffic, and through narrow roads with surfaces more suited for adventure bikes with longer travel suspension. And then it was a few kilometres of high speed action along a six-lane highway, before we turn off into a two-lane country road and then climb up to twisty heaven.

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(Additionally, the Scrambler 1100 now comes with a four-level traction control, which can also be switched off, and a Bosch inertial measurement unit (IMU))

Within the first few minutes into the ride, several things became clear. The throttle response is smooth and fuelling is spot on. The jerkiness of the first generation Scrambler 800 is gone, and the brakes offer superb bite and progression. Hard braking is without drama, and the Scrambler 1100 can easily sail over lumps of asphalt called speedbreakers, without breaking a sweat. The engine has a plenty of grunt in the low and mid revs, so high speed relaxed cruising comes easy, and the thing pulls from as low as 3,000 rpm at higher gears, and that is something which makes the power delivery feel easier and smoother.

The test route involved a fair bit of broken patches and king size potholes, and that’s when you realise that the suspension set-up, even though taut, is harsh, and long hours over broken roads may not be something you’re likely to enjoy. Once the climb up to Nandi Hills began, things got a littler interesting, notwithstanding the limited time we had on our hands. The stiff suspension, combined with the taut chassis makes it really easy to throw the bike around a series of corners, and the difference in the front end’s grip in the Sport, with top-spec Ohlins suspension, is immediately apparent.

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(The jerkiness of the first generation Scrambler 800 is gone, and the brakes offer superb bite and progression)

On the flipside though, thrill-seeking riders will miss the lack of an entertaining top-end. So, there’s no spark, no thrill to differentiate the 1100 from being just a great bike to becoming a truly special bike. What is apparent though is that the Scrambler just got bigger, and better with the 1100, just a little more power than the 800, but not too much to intimidate new riders.

Verdict

Prices for the Ducati Scrambler 1100 begin at ₹ 10.91 lakh (ex-showroom) for the base Scrambler 1100. The Special, with wire spoke wheels and few additional aluminium bits will set you back by ₹ 11.12 lakh (ex-showroom), while the Sport, with top-spec Ohlins suspension, is the most expensive at ₹ 11.42 lakh (ex-showroom). According to Ducati, the Scrambler 1100 is targeted primarily at existing Scrambler owners, who may be looking to upgrade, within the Scrambler family. It’s also targeted at riders who are fans of the Scrambler brand, but looking for a bike which is easy to ride, yet has all the technology and rider aids of a modern motorcycle. On both these counts, the Scrambler 1100 has it got covered.

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(On the flipside though, thrill-seeking riders will miss the lack of an entertaining top-end)

The only speedbreaker on the road to the 1100’s success in India is the pricing. And that will be the deciding factor if the bigger Scrambler can create a substantial fan following in India, just like the smaller Scrambler 800 did. If you’re the kind who’s into some off-road riding, more often than not, then the Desert Sled is still your best bet within the Scrambler family. But if you’re willing to spend a little extra for slightly more performance, and a lot more technology and safety, by all means take a look at the 1100.

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Ducati Scrambler 1100: Variants Explained


The Ducati Scrambler 1100 has been launched in India with prices starting at Rs. 10.91 lakh. We tell about the difference between the three variants of the motorcycle.

The Ducati Scrambler 1100 is finally here in India and has been launched in three variants which are the Scrambler 1100, Scrambler 100 Special and the Scrambler 1100 Sport. The Scrambler 1100 is priced at ₹ 10.91 lakh while the Scrambler 100 Special is priced at ₹ 11.12 lakh and the Scrambler 1100 Sport has a sticker price of ₹ 11.42 lakh. All prices are ex-showroom, Delhi. The biggest difference in terms of cycle parts on the three models of the Scrambler 1100 is that the Standard and the Special get 45 mm Marzocchi forks upfront and a Kayaba monoshock at the rear, both fully adjustable. On the Scrambler 1100 Sport, you get 48 mm Ohlins USDs up front and an Ohlins monoshock at the rear, again fully adjustable.

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The standard model is offered in two colours, which are Black and Yellow. The Scrambler 1100 Special is offered in just a single colour, which is Custom Grey and it gets aluminium spoke wheels too. Also, the 1100 Special gets brushed aluminium bits, brown quilted seat, chrome exhaust headers and a slightly lower handlebar. The Scrambler 1100 Sport too is offered in just one colour, which is Viper Black. The Scrambler 1100 Special weighs in at 211 kg while the Scrambler 1100 and the 1100 Sport weigh 206 kg.

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(Ducati Scrambler 1100 Special)

The engine specifications on all three models remain the same, which is a new 1,079 cc L-twin engine which makes 85 bhp at 7,500 rpm of max power and 88 Nm at 4,750 rpm and is paired to a 6-speed gearbox. The 1100 features a new twin spar steel trellis frame, complemented by an aluminium double-sided swingarm. 

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(Ducati Scrambler 1100 Sport)

The ergonomics are different as well, with a larger rider triangle and slightly sporty riding positions, when compared to the 803 cc Ducati Scrambler. Other features include electronic riding aids such as ABS, cornering ABS, 4-step traction control, ride-by-wire and three riding modes, which are active, city and journey. Parts such as instrumentation, swingarm, brakes remain the same on all three models.

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(Ducati Scrambler 1100)

Also Read: Ducati Scrambler 1100: All You Need To Know

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The biggest advantage that the Scrambler 1100 has is that it does not have direct rivals. But if you look at the prices of the bike, some of the other options within that range are the Triumph Street Triple RS, Triumph Bonneville Speedmaster, Suzuki GSX-S1000, and Triumph Tiger 800 XR as well.

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Ducati Scrambler 1100 Launched In India; Priced At Rs. 10.91 lakh


The bigger and more powerful Ducati Scrambler is targeted at a section of riders seeking more performance from the neo-retro styled Scrambler.




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The Ducati Scrambler 1100 is a more performance-oriented Scrambler

Ducati India has launched the new Ducati Scrambler 1100 with prices starting at ₹ 10.91 lakh (ex-showroom). The Scrambler 1100 is available in three variants – the base Scrambler 1100, Scrambler 1100 Special, and Scrambler 1100 Sport. The Scrambler 1100 is the top-of-the-line model in the Scrambler family and it has a bigger engine and more technology. The Scrambler 1100 Special is priced at ₹ 11.12 lakh (ex-showroom), and the Scrambler 1100 Sport is priced at ₹ 11.42 lakh (ex-showroom). Targeted at riders looking for a neo-retro performance naked, and even for riders within the Ducati Scrambler family to upgrade, the Scrambler 1100 features a new 1,079 cc engine, which makes 85 bhp at 7,600 rpm, and 88 Nm of peak torque at 4,750 rpm spread over a wide rev range.


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(The Ducati Scrambler 1100 gets a more performance-packed, larger 1,079 cc engine)

The Scrambler 1100 gets a redesigned chassis and a host of electronic rider aids. The ride-by-wire throttle features three riding modes – Active, Journey and City. Active has the full 85 bhp with aggressive throttle response, while Journey also has the maximum 85 bhp on tap, but with a smoother throttle response. City has power dialled down to 75 bhp with a smooth throttle response. The Scrambler 1100 also features a four-level traction control system, and Bosch cornering ABS, along with big piston brake pads, adjustable clutch and brake levers.

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(The Scrambler 1100 gets a new full-digital instrument panel)

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On the cosmetic side, the Scrambler 1100 doesn’t stray too much from the Ducati Scrambler silhouette but gets beefier and muscular, with twin underseat exhausts, and revised ergonomics. The bike gets a new twin spar, steel-trellis frame, complemented by a double-sided aluminium swingarm. Also new is a brand new, full-digital instrument panel, which takes design inspiration from the bikes of the 1970s. Deliveries for the Ducati Scrambler 1100 will begin next month, and although it doesn’t have any real rival in that segment or type, at that price point, the Scrambler 1100 competes with the likes of the Suzuki GSX-S1000, and even the Triumph Street Triple ₹

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