Following the launch of the 2018 Kawasaki Ninja 250, the Art of Speed custom show also saw the launch of the 2018 Ducati Scrambler 1100 Sport at RM85,000 and the Scrambler 1100 Special at RM83,000, with zero-rated GST. With the launch of the Scrambler 1100, Ducati Malaysia’s range includes the 803 cc Icon, Street Classic, Classic, Full Throttle, Cafe Racer, Desert Sled and the 400 cc Sixty2.

First shown at the EICMA show last year, the Scrambler 1100 carries a 1,079 cc V-twin that is shared with the Monster EVO 1100. The air-cooled V-twin produces 86 hp at 7,500 rpm and 88 Nm of torque at 4,750 rpm, coupled to a six-speed gearbox and hydraulic actuated wet clutch.

The Scrambler 1100 is not just a base Scrambler 800 with a bigger engine, but almost all of it is new. Comparing dimensions, the Scrambler 1100 is 69 mm longer than the 800 in wheelbase at 1,514 mm, 20 mm taller in seat height at 810 mm and 20 kg heavier at 206 kg, with the fuel tank no carrying 15-litres, a capacity increase of 1.5-litres.

Two models of the Scrambler 1100 will be brought into Malaysia, the Scrambler 1100 Special with 45 mm upside-down Marzocchi forks and Kayaba monoshock and the Scrambler 1100 Sport with 48 mm Ohlins upside-forks and adjustable monoshock. However, braking is identical across the Scrambler 1100 range, with twin 320 mm discs and Brembo Monobloc M4.32 in front and 245 mm disc and single-piston calliper at the back.

Other differences between the Scrambler 1100 Sport and Special include cast and spoked wheels, respectively. The aluminium swingarm is silver on the Special, and black on the Sport, along with different mudguards, tank trim, exhaust, set cover and lower handlebars on the Scrambler 1100 Sport.

GALLERY: 2018 Ducati Scrambler 1100 Sport

GALLERY: 2018 Ducati Scrambler 1100 Special