The budget-oriented Ducati Scrambler line grows again. Today, Ducati announced the new Scrambler 1100 Tribute Pro and Scrambler Urban Motard.
Ducati says this latest evolution of the 1100 platform “was created to pay homage to the history of the air-cooled twin-cylinder engine, fifty years after it was first introduced on a Ducati.” It’s got some mild retro styling, but nobody will mistake it for a bike from the 1960s.
The Urban Motard ” is a model with a contemporary look, designed for younger fans of the “Land of Joy” and for all those looking for an easy, fun and sporty bike.” Reality is, street-legal supermotos seem to going through a bit of a renaissance these days. Maybe our ever-decaying infrastructure is the impetus, as long-travel offroad suspension mated to 17-inch wheels might be the perfect way to handle potholes while retaining quick steering.
At their basic level, both these bikes feature technology that’s very familiar at this point, as the Scrambler line is all about re-using older designs. That’s OK—the bikes are still lots of fun. For more details, head over to Ducati’s Scrambler sub-site, where photos and specs of the new machines are now uploaded and live, allowing you to compare with the rest of the retro-tastic Scrambler series.
In case you were wondering about pricing: The press release says “The Ducati Scrambler 1100 Tribute PRO will be available in U.S. and Canadian dealerships in the Ducati network starting from March 2022 with a starting MSRP of $13,995 USD in the United States and $16,495 CAD in Canada. The Ducati Scrambler Urban Motard will be available in U.S. and Canadian dealerships in the Ducati network starting from April 2022 with a starting MSRP of $11,695 USD in the United States and $13,295 CAD in Canada.”