Triumph Scrambler 1200 Steve McQueen vs Ducati Scrambler 1100 Sport PRO: Spec comparison

By Aditya Jadhav | on May 22, 2021

Limited to 1000 units globally, Triumph has launched the Scrambler 1200 Steve McQueen in India and the motorcycle will be sold in limited numbers. It enters the market space just beside the Ducati Scrambler 1100 Sport PRO

Triumph India has launched two new scramblers, Street Scrambler Sandstorm and the Scrambler 1200 Steve McQueen Edition. The Street Scrambler Sandstrom is the entry-level scrambler in the hierarchy which is priced at Rs 9.65 lakh (ex-showroom) and you can read about the motorcycle by clicking here.

Triumph Scrambler 1200 Steve McQueen 1

Speaking of the Scrambler 1200 Steve McQueen Edition, the motorcycle is based on The standard Scrambler 1200, however, gets top-of-the-line accessories as standard fitment on the Steve McQueen Edition. The special edition pays homage to the Triumph TR6 ridden by Steve McQueen himself in the classic Second World War movie, The Great Escape.

In the segment in which Triumph has pitched its Scrambler 1200 Steve McQueen Edition also sees the presence of Ducati Scrambler 1100 Dark Pro, 1100 Pro, and the 1100 Sport PRO. Out of the three Italian scramblers on sale from Ducati, The Scrambler 1100 Sport PRO’s pricing is very closely matched with the newly launched Triumph Scrambler 1200 Steve McQueen Edition.

Ducati Scrambler 1100 Sport PRO 1

Following is a comparison of the Triumph Scrambler 1200 Steve McQueen Edition and the Ducati Scrambler 1100 Sport PRO. Let’s scramble!

Engine

The British contender in this fight packs a 1,200cc parallel-twin liquid-cooled engine that produces marginally more power than the other motorcycle. On the other hand, the Italian packs an L-twin engine that is air and oil-cooled unit producing almost the same – but slightly lower – power as the Triumph’s Scrambler 1200, but the torque output of the Ducati’s Scrambler 1100 Sport PRO is substantially lower.

Drivetrain specs

Triumph Scrambler 1200 Steve McQueen

Ducati Scrambler 1100 Sport PRO

Engine

1,200cc Parallel-Twin Liquid-cooled

1,079cc L-Twin air and oil-cooled

Power

89bhp at 7,250rpm

85bhp at 7,500rpm

Torque

110Nm at 4,500rpm

88Nm at 4,750rpm

Gearbox

6 speed

6 speed

Dry weight

207kg

189kg

Ducati Scrambler 1100 Sport PRO

Even though the Ducati Scrambler 1100 Sport PRO produces lower power and torque figures, the motorcycle has a wet (kerb) weight of 206kg, which is one kilogram lower than the dry weight of Triumph Scrambler 1200. The Scrambler 1100 Sport PRO is lighter by 18kg than the  Triumph Scrambler 1200 Steve McQueen Edition.

Cycle parts

The first thing to notice is that the Triumph has equipped its scrambler with tubeless spoke-wire wheels while the Ducati’s scrambler gets a set of alloy wheels. The front 21-inch wheel of the Scrambler 1200 is larger as compared to the 18-inch wheel on the 1100 Sport PRO.

Cycle parts

Triumph Scrambler 1200 Steve McQueen

Ducati Scrambler 1100 Sport PRO

Front Suspension

47mm Fully-adjustable Showa upside down forks

47mm Fully-adjustable Öhlins upside down forks

Front Suspension Travel

250mm

150mm

Rear Suspension

Öhlins fully-adjustable piggy-back, twin-springs

Öhlins monoshock, pre-load and rebound adjustable

Rear Suspension Travel

250mm

150mm

Front Brake

Twin-320mm Brembo M50 monoblock calipers

Twin-320mm Brembo Monobloc M4.32 callipers

Rear Brake

255mm single-disc, Brembo 2-piston floating caliper

245mm disc, single-piston floating caliper

Seat height

870mm

810mm

Fuel tank

16-litres

15-litre

Triumph Scrambler 1200 Steve McQueen Vs Ducati Scrambler 1100 Sport PRO Spec Comparison 1

Both motorcycles are equipped with long-travel suspension components. The Triumph Scrambler 1200 has substantially more suspension travel compared to Scrambler 1100 Sport PRO.

Electronic Suite

There are different levels of riding modes on offer in both motorcycles. A traction control system and IMU-based cornering ABS are common features on both motorcycles. Both the motorcycles come equipped with an LCD screen, but the one in Scrambler 1200 features an optional smartphone connectivity tech. The connectivity tech in the Scrambler 1200 also allows the rider to operate the functions of an action camera via Bluetooth.

Triumph Scrambler 1200 Steve McQueen

Pricing and Warranty

Ducati offers a two-year and unlimited kilometres long warranty as standard, and so does Triumph. Interestingly, both the premium motorcycles have a long service interval. The Scrambler 1100 Sport PRO has to visit the Ducati service centre every 12,000km. The Scrambler 1200 Steve McQueen Edition has a longer service interval of 16,000km. The Triumph Scrambler 1200 Steve McQueen is priced at Rs 13.75 lakh and the Ducati Scrambler 1100 Sport PRO retails at Rs 13.74 lakh. Both the prices are ex-showroom India.

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Triumph Street Scrambler Sandstorm vs Ducati Scrambler Nightshift: Spec comparison

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