Ducati’s Scrambler line-up started with their 800, and to be honest, with the exception of the learner legal 399cc Sixty2, I did wonder whether any additions to the line-up where necessary.
The Scrambler Icon offered an exceptional value option, while the Scrambler Cafe Racer had to be a personal favourite when it came to overall styling and handling.
When the 1100 was announced it did make sense, there was an expectation of a larger capacity version harnessing the brand’s electrickery, more in line with the Monster line, but retaining that Scrambler theme.
Spending some time on the standard Scrambler 1100 I came away impressed, with a simple but extensive electronics package including rider modes, as well as a gem of a powerplant and great overall ergonomics and handling.
When people talk about characterful bikes the Ducati Scrambler 1100 now comes to mind for me, with that ideal roadster feel combined with Ducati’s quality and flair.
Check out some snaps I took of the Scrambler 1100 below: