Bringing in style, torque, and absolute touring pleasure, the 2020 Ducati Scrambler 1100 Pro and its Sport variant arrive in India right at the cusp of a long-awaited biking season.
Being the second BS6 bike bought forth by the Italian speedsters after last month’s Panigale V2, a pure sport-bred machine, the Scramblers are built for open-road cruising and country roads. They come in two forms – Pro and Sport Pro, and both models have their own set of ‘Pros’. The Ducati Scrambler 1100 ‘Pro’ enters the Indian market today at Rs 11.95 lakh. On the other hand, the higher-spec Scrambler 1100 ‘Sport Pro’ is priced at Rs 13.74 lakh.
Here’s everything you need to know about the new 2020 Ducati Scrambler bikes –
First things first, we love the ‘Ocean-Drive’ livery combined with the tubular steel frame on the 1100 Pro. It truly brings out a ‘free-spirited’ touring aesthetic. Be it high speeds on highways or country-side cruising – safety remains a priority at the house of Ducati. Infused in both, the 1100 Pro and the Sport Pro, is the brand’s’ Ride by Wire’ tech and an inertial platform that meets high standards of active safety and performance when riding.
The Ducati Scrambler 2020 series uses an air-cooled, 1079-cc L-Twin Desmodromic distributed guzzler, capable of churning out about 62.3-kW of power and 90.5-Nm of torque. But apart from the engine, what truly makes a touring bike great is its suspension and the brakes, which largely contribute towards the riding experience. The 1100 Sport Pro uses an Öhlins suspension, that covers all types of terrain, from city obstacles to those that can be encountered on soft offroad tracks. This mix of comfort and performance keeps up with the Scrambler family’s multi-purpose attitude. In the brake department, lies a Brembo braking system that comes with ABS Cornering.
What’s the difference between the Pro and the Sport Pro?
The most noticeable distinction between the two is the handlebar style. The Pro’s is much higher than the Sport Pro’s, indicating that it’s meant for more controlled terrains. The elder sibling, however, goes classic Cafe-Racer style. There’s one more attraction here, and it’s the headlights. It uses a DRL (Daytime Running Light), which allows the Scrambler 1100 Sport PRO to be easily recognisable during the day. And taking inspiration from the tape, which was applied to the headlights in the 1970s to preserve the light cluster, a black metal “X” was recreated inside the headlight. Nice touch!
While the Ducati Scrambler 2020 1100 Pro boasts its ‘free-spirited’ Ocean-Drive aesthetic, the Sport Pro goes Bad-Boy Cafer Racer style. Two extremely distinct profiles in vintage motorcycling.
Prices for the Ducati Scrambler 2020 series begin at Rs 11.95 lakh. Bookings are open at Ducati’s online website, the MyDucati app, and select dealerships.
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