The new model releases just keep coming, with word from Europe about a new Ducati 1100 Scrambler Pro Dark model coming for next season.
We actually had our first glimpses of this model early in 2020, and expected to see it launched sooner, but COVID-19 is likely to blame for the delayed release.
Whatever the reason, this model might be new, but it’s something we’ve seen before. It’s the standard 1100 Scrambler Pro, but now painted in “Dark Stealth.” Translation: Ducati just murdered out a machine in its existing lineup, like it does most years, in order to drop the MSRP a bit.
With that in mine, you’re getting the same air-cooled 1079cc L-twin engine ( 86 horsepower, 65 pound-feet of torque, Euro5-compliant), same cast wheels, same 15-litre tank, and so on. Like the standard 1100 Scrambler Pro, this bike has touring, sport and urban riding modes, as well as leaning ABS and traction control. There’s a set of dual 320mm brake discs up front, mated to radial-mount, four-piston Brembo M4 calipers. Should have no trouble stopping, then! Wet weight is 206 kg, claimed. Seat height is 810 mm.
The Dark Stealth finish is a combination of black paint and natural-look aluminum. It’s not as flashy as the standard Scrambler models, but certainly looks a lot better than some of the blacked-out models we’ve seen from other manufacturers.
We haven’t seen any Canadian pricing or availability on the new Scrambler; in the UK, it has a £10,495, price tag, which would be just under $18,000 CAD.