Ducati Scrambler 1100 Pro gets the Dark treatment

Ducati Scrambler 1100 Dark Pro
Ducati Scrambler 1100 Dark Pro

Ducati have added an entry level version of their new 1100 Scrambler Pro models to the range called the Scrambler 1100 Dark Pro.

The new version comes with the same Marzocchi fork, Kayaba shock and and 85bhp 1079cc V-twin engine as the Scrambler 1100 Pro, but comes in a matte black and aluminium finish.

You also still get the same Brembo Monobloc brakes, lean-sensitive ABS and, Ducati Traction Control and three riding modes (Active, Journey and City) as the Pro.

Ducati Scrambler 1100 Dark Pro tank

The Scrambler 1100 Dark Pro costs £10,495, which is £800 less than the standard Pro and £2300 cheaper than the top-spec, Öhlins-shod Sport Pro version. It will be available from UK dealers from the end of October, 2020. 

Subtly sharpened 2020 Ducati Scrambler 1100 Pro and Sport Pro revealed

First published on 27 January, 2020 by Gareth Evans

2020 Ducati Scrambler 1100 comes in Pro and Sport Pro guises

Meet the all-new 2020 Ducati Scrambler 1100 twins - the Pro and the Sport Pro.

Both get a new exhaust, shorter rear mudguard, an improved seat and a lower numberplate holder as well as new colourschemes and graphics.

Same engine, same power

The air-cooled V-twin now meets Euro5 regulations, but it makes the same 85bhp and 65ftlb torque as the current models. It also uses the same steel trellis frame, but both come with a right-side twin pipe and a low-slung plate-holder as seen on the Diavel.

It seems a shame that Ducati haven’t taken this opportunity to close the gap on some of its more powerful rivals; such as the 110bhp BMW R nineT.

2020 Ducati Scrambler 1100 static side profile

The Sport Pro gets top-notch Ohlins suspension, lower handlebars and café racer-style mirrors and comes in a matt black paintjob while the Pro sports an 'Ocean Drive' scheme.

Ducati Scrambler 1100 on Route Napoleon

Both bikes get a funky headlight with a black metal X built into the internals. It’s meant to mirror the trend of the '70s to tape over headlights and go racing. It’s a neat touch.

The new models join the stock 1100 Scrambler and 1100 Special. There’s also an 1100 Sport currently in the range, but it’s not clear if that will continue with the arrival of its two blinged-up brothers.

Ducati Scrambler 1100 fuel tank

Both new Scramblers come with Ducati’s traction control system, although the Italian firm claims they have been tweaked to suit each machine’s style and purpose. There’s also cornering ABS and three standard riding modes (Active, Journey and City).

When will the 2020 Ducati Scrambler hit dealers?

Both bikes should be available from the end of March although no prices have yet been confirmed. The current Scrambler 1100 Sport is £12,395, so we’d expect the Sport Pro to be similar, with the Pro weighing in at around £11,500.

MCN will be among the first to ride this new soft-roader, so keep an eye out for the 2020 Ducati Scrambler 1100 Pro and Sport Pro reviews coming soon.

Ducati Scrambler 1100 in both Pro and Sport Pro guises

Soft-roader satisfaction? Tweet shows what looks like a new Ducati Scrambler 1100 in the works

First published 24/01/2020 by Gareth Evans

A tweet sent out by Ducati USA a few moments ago gives us the first indication that an all-new Scrambler 1100 is in the works.

The post on Twitter, below, contains enough information to allude to the existence of a new model, but very little in the way of rock-solid facts. Take a look for yourself...

However, what we can tell you is that the motor in the image looks very similar to the out-going Scrambler 1100's, pictured below:

2018 Ducati Scrambler 1100 engine

We'll have to wait until Monday for the reveal of the bike, as the post says, so check back with MCN for the full story, first.

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