It seems Ducati hit the right spot with the new range of Scrambler motorcycles. The new Ducati Scrambler was introduced at the 2014 Intermot motorcycle show and sales commenced in 2015 worldwide. The Italian company sold over 14,000 unit of Scrambler 800cc in just 10 months and this helped them to cross the 50,000 mark in terms of total sales. Buoyed by the response, the company unveiled the downsized 400cc version of the Scrambler at the 2015 EICMA show in Milan in November.
That seems not the end of the story. Ducati is reportedly keen on expanding the Scrambler range with powerful versions. "An 1100cc model can still be a Scrambler as long as it keeps to the same formula and doesn't try to be too technical or make things too complex," said Claudio Domenicali, CEO of Ducati to Motorcycle News.
"There will be a family of Scrambler motorcycles. All of these will be called Scrambler and they will be about simple fun; something that sits on the other side of the garage from the Ducati sportsbike and is perfect for a Sunday morning ride to get a coffee. These bikes will be about basic technology, just the bike and nothing more," he added.
If Ducati goes ahead with the Scrambler 1100, the company is likely to use the 1078cc engine from the Monster 1100. The L-twin cylinder, Desmodromic, air cooled engine develops 95bhp of power at 7,500 rpm and 102.9 Nm of torque at 6,000 rpm in Monster 1100. The Scrambler 1100cc can be expected at the 2016 EICMA show in November.