BS6 Ducati Scramblers Are On Their Way To Be Launched
Ducati’s second offering with a BS6-compliant engine is underway. Previously, Ducati launched the Panigale V2 in India, which became the first Italian brand BS6 motorcycle to go on sale in India. And Ducati is now teasing the launch of new Scramblers. The teaser image posted on its social media handles reveals the Scrambler’s headlamp, with the X-shaped motif that has become the identity of the Scrambler 800 and Scrambler 1100 range.
Given that the Scrambler 800s are yet to obtain Euro5 certification, we bet that Ducati India is preparing the new Scrambler 1100 for soon to go on sale. Oddly enough, Ducati could launch both the Scrambler 1100 Pro and Sport Pro versions to India.
Both motorcycles are powered by a 1079cc compliant Euro5 air-cooled, L-Twin engine that produces 86hp at 7500rpm and 88Nm at 4750rpm, respectively. That is a 1.1PS performance fall over the BS4 engine. With three riding modes, the motor gets ride-by-wire: Active, Journey, and City. Other electronic rider aids include ABS traction control and cornering in four stages.
Also, BS6 Ducati Scramblers Pros gets a revised exhaust system that also helps to meet emission standards. In addition to a cleaner engine, the BS6 Ducati Scramblers also get revised graphics, a new paint job, a new twin exhaust setup, an updated seat, and a tail section consisting of a shorter rear fender and a lower number plate holder. With a flatter handlebar with bar-end mirrors and Ohlins suspension, the Ducati Scrambler 1100 Sport Pro stands out!
The Ducati Scrambler 1100 Pro will be the two more affordable variants and get 45 mm Marzocchi forks and a Kayaba mono-shock while the premium Scrambler 1100 Sport Pro gets suspension from Ohlins at both ends. Both motorcycles get Brembo brakes and specially developed Pirelli MT60 RS tires for the 1100 Scrambler. Also the Scrambler 1100 Sport Pro gets lower handlebars, with bar-end mirrors in the style of cafe racer.
The framed headlight is another hallmark; inspired by the protective adhesive tape used back in the 1970s, a black metal “X” was incorporated inside the headlights. The Ducati Scrambler 1100 Pro, combined with a steel trellis frame and a rear aluminum subframe, both black, stands out for its new two-tone ‘Ocean Drive’ color. Also, the aluminum coverings are black. The 1100 Sport Pro features a color scheme for Matt Black, complemented by side panels with a painted logo of 1100.
We expect the prices of the BS6 Ducati Scramblers respectively to be around INR 12 lakh and INR 13.5 lakh (ex-showroom). Ducati had previously launched the Panigale V2 in India at INR 16.99 Lakh, as we mentioned earlier. The Ducati Panigale V2 draws its power from a 955 cc Super-quaddro L-twin engine with a peak torque output of 104 Nm at 9,000 rpm which makes 155 bhp at 10,750 rpm.
Couple it with just 153 kg lightweight and you have an explosive performer in between your thighs. The Panigale 959 churned out 150 hp and 102 NM, in comparison. The Panigale 959 weighed 176 kg so the Panigale V2 gets a much better power-to-weight ratio.