Reports and pictures have emerged on the internet of an enduro-styled version of the Ducati Scrambler, a retro-styled naked sports motorcycles. The new Scrambler, spotted testing in an undisclosed location, is said to sport a 1,078 cc air-cooled twin.

Scuttlebutt earlier in the year had said the possibility of an 1,100 cc Scrambler was strong, based on the Desmodue V-twin last seen in the Ducati Monster Evo. This was according to Ducati project manager Frederico Sabbioni, who hinted that any Scrambler would stay true to the bike’s design philosophy of a two-valve, air-cooled engine.


It was seen from pictures that the new “super-sized” Scrambler was sporting taller upside-down forks, perhaps to give the “Scrambler 1100 Enduro”, as foreign press are calling it, more off-road capability. Also spotted was a spoked front wheel that looked decidedly larger than the current 18-incher on the Scrambler.

Assuming that the front wheel is a 19- or 21-incher, that would certainly give the Scrambler 1100 greater confidence in handling rough terrain off the beaten track. An 1,100 cc Scrambler would also be a logical progression of the Scrambler range, based on Ducati’s previous success in the evolution of the Monster series.


This could mark a new direction for Ducati, with the 2016 launch of the very capable Multistrada 1200, as a company that is looking at both the road and off-road markets, especially in the long-distance category.

The 2016 Ducati Scrambler is available in Malaysia in two flavours. The 803 cc Full Throttle, Urban Enduro and Classic models at RM69,999 and the Icon at RM63,999, while the 399 cc Scrambler Sixty2 retails at RM52,999. All prices include GST.