First Look: 2018 Ducati Scrambler 1100 Preview

We here at MO often cite a “more is more” attitude, so perhaps we should’ve seen this coming: a new Ducati Scrambler fitted with a 1079cc V-Twin retooled from the old Monster 1100. And not only is the engine bigger than the 803cc mill in the earlier Scramblers, but so its its new trellis frame, which opens up the riding position to better suit larger riders. And joining the standard version will be a Scrambler 1100 Special (“which draws its inspiration from the custom world”) and the Scrambler 1100 Sport, which is equipped with Öhlins suspension.

“The Ducati Scrambler 1100 aims to meet the needs of even the most demanding, expert motorcyclists – but without compromising the fun, style and freedom that the Scrambler stands for,” boasts a Ducati media release. “A beefier bike with a bigger engine and an even better set of standard equipment that lets riders upgrade without leaving the Scrambler family.”

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