Towering skyscrapers, steamy side streets and the hustle and bustle of the city that never sleeps certainly don’t come without their charms, but every once in a while we all need an escape. Whichever direction you’re heading, if there are open highways or smooth stretches of scenic road, you’ll want to hit them on the new Ducati Scrambler 1100.
Ducati has sold their fair share of Scramblers since they debuted them in 2015, but the new 1100 model is bigger, beefier and more advanced than its predecessors in the Scrambler family. Longer, wider and taller, the new Ducati Scrambler 1100 gives you a big bike feel without compromising its sleek retro aesthetic. Rumble through twists and turns with the air-cooled 1,079cc engine, corner confidently with the stiff suspension and advanced lean-sensitive ABS traction control, and then get back up to speed with the smooth, light-action clutch. If you’re looking for a solidly-built, minimalist bike that still comes with the bells and whistles of modern motorcycle manufacturing, the new Ducati Scrambler 1100 proves pretty stiff competition.
City, Journey and Active are the three distinct riding modes featured on the Scrambler 1100. Journey mode is the equivalent of what we know as “touring” mode, meant for long hauls and cruising, while active is comparable to the usual “sport” mode, and tailored to more adventurous riders looking to dig into tight turns and put the engine’s 88 Newton meters of torque to good use. For those looking to get more out of their bike than weekends upstate, the Ducati Scrambler 1100 features a city mode that caps engine power to maximize fuel efficiency for short commutes or rides through the city.
The new Ducati Scrambler 1100 is available in classic ’62 yellow and shining black, and the current MSRP starts at $12,995. Learn more and find a dealer on their website. For more on the latest gear, head over to our Tech Spot.
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