Ducati has brought in the Scrambler 1100 in three variants – Standard, Special, and Sport. Here’s how the three variants are different from each other
Earlier this week Ducati put the Scrambler 1100 on sale in India. Launched at a starting price of Rs 10.91 lakh (ex-showroom), Ducati has three variants on offer, - Standard, Special, and Sport. The Special demands a premium of about Rs 21,000 over the Standard. The top-spec Sport, on the other hand, is Rs 51,000 dearer than the base trim. So, what do you get in the Special and Sport for the premium you pay? Read to find out.
But before we get down to the variants, let’s get the common aspects out of the way. All three variants come with the same 1,079cc L-twin motor that makes 83.2bhp and 88Nm. The engine comes paired with a 6-speed transmission.
The core design philosophy of the Scrambler 1100 remains the same as its smaller sibling, but there is a clear differentiation in terms of size – 1100 being the larger of the two. Coming back to the new Scrambler, Ducati has managed to give all the three variants a unique appeal. The Standard trim gets a lot of unique visual touches including brushed aluminium engine covers and changeable panels along the sides. In terms of features, even this base variant comes with LED lights, USB charging port, and a fully-digital instrument console. The Scrambler 1100 Standard is fairly well equipped in terms of safety tech too. It comes with cornering ABS, traction control, ride-by-wire and three riding modes on offer. The Scrambler Ducati 1100 Standard has is on offer in just two colours – yellow and black.
Moving on to the mid-spec Scrambler 1100 Special. For the additional Rs 21,000 that it demands, you get aluminium mud guards up front as well as at the back. The fuel tank casing is aluminium too. Other changes include chrome finish on the exhaust. In comparison to the matte black finish on the standard trim, the Special gets brushed aluminium finish on the swing arm. Of the three variants on sale, the Special is also the only one to get alloy wheels – the standard and the Sport get alloy wheels. The Special also has a slightly different riding position thanks to the lowered hand bar.
In terms of paying a premium over the Standard trim, we think that the Sport is comparatively better value for money. And it is all thanks to the superior 48mm Ohlins USDs that the bike comes fitted with. At the back too, the Scrambler 1100 Sport gets preload and damping adjustable Ohlins. Other changes include machine cut alloy wheels and a unique Viper Black paint job with racing stripes on the bodywork.