Ducati have previewed two new additions to their Scrambler lineup for 2022 – one paying homage to the history of Ducati’s air-cooled L-twin engine and the other created for the city environment.
Both the 1100 and 800 platforms get a new variant each, which will reach Australia by mid-2022. Adding the ‘1100 Tribute PRO’ and ‘Urban Motard’ to the “Land of Joy” Scrambler range will see three 1100 offerings for 2022 and five for the 800 family.
2022 Scrambler 1100 range
- 1100 Dark PRO
- 1100 Tribute PRO – NEW
- 1100 Sport PRO
2022 Scrambler 800 range
- Icon Dark
- Desert Sled
- Urban Motard - NEW
2022 Scrambler 1100 Tribute PRO
Ducati says the Scrambler 1100 Tribute PRO has been created to pay homage to the history of their air-cooled twin-cylinder engine, which was introduced fifty years ago.
With that 1971 vibe in mind, colours and details have been inspired by Ducati’s offerings from the period, starting with the Giallo Orca (Yellow Ochre) paint that featured on the 450 Desmo and 750 Sport, while there’s a classic ‘70s-style Ducati logo on the tank.
A brown two-up saddle and round mirrors are other classically-inspired features on the 1100 Tribute PRO, while the wheels are wire spoke type, but finished in black, as are the rims. The frame, swingarm, forks, fork finishers, headlight shell, handlebars, levers, exhaust heat shields and other details get the blackout treatment, too.
Paint, graphics and details aside, the 1100 Tribute PRO is powered by the same air-cooled 1079cc Desmodromic L-twin as the other Scrambler 1100 variants, producing 63kW at 7500rpm and 88Nm at 4750rpm, as well as what Ducati calls “generous torque, right from low revs”.
The six-speed transmission and slipper clutch are the same as the other Scrambler 1100 models, as is the steel trellis frame, aluminium swingarm, and 18-inch front and 17-inch rear wheel combination with Pirelli tyres.
While the 1100 Sport PRO features Öhlins suspension, the new 1100 Tribute PRO gets the same Marzocchi front and Kayaba rear suspension as the 1100 Dark PRO.
Brembo brakes front and rear are standard, with 4-piston monobloc calipers on dual 320mm front discs and a single-piston caliper on the 245mm rear disc and Bosch Cornering ABS as standard.
Standard rider-assistance tech includes three selectable riding modes, which are connected to power modes and different Ducati Traction Control (DTC) settings.
The front headlight features an LED DRL and the tail light is LED, while the instrument cluster that’s an upgrade on the Scrambler 800 gauge retains its LCD screens with large speedometer and gear position indicator in the lozenge-shaped offset pod and an abundance of information in the other pod, like a tachometer, DTC settings, odometer, tripmeters, fuel gauge, clock and more. There’s also underseat storage with a USB socket.
The Scrambler 1100 Tribute PRO tips the scales at 211kg wet, with a seat height of 810mm and fuel capacity of 15 litres.
Due for Australian release in Q2, 2022, list pricing for the Scrambler 1100 Tribute PRO is $19,400 ($21,300 ride away). That pricing puts it between the $18,890 Scrambler 1100 Dark PRO and the $23,090 Scrambler 1100 Sport PRO.
2022 Scrambler Urban Motard
Like the 1100 Tribute PRO, the new Urban Motard is primarily a cosmetic package created by Centro Stile Ducati on the Scrambler 800 platform, adding distinctive styling features that allow the rider “to experience the city environment”.
Combining elements from both the Scrambler Nightshift and Scrambler Desert Sled, the Scrambler Urban Motard is offered in exclusive ‘Star White Silk and Ducati GP ’19 Red’ paint that includes red mudguards, while the fuel tank’s bold ‘Scrambler’ identification is said to be inspired by street art and graffiti. Like other Scrambler models, the tank on the Urban Motard features interchangeable panels to allow personalised finishes.
A high-mount mudguard and raceplate-style side cover in white are other styling features, while the slimline saddle is similar to that of the Nightshift and finished in black.
Black features everywhere else, including on the trellis frame, swingarm, forks, engine (with machined highlights), mufflers, heatshields, headlight shell, handlebars, mirrors, wheel rims and selected other parts.
Along with the paint and graphics, the other main point of difference on the Urban Motard is the 17-inch front and rear spoked wheel combination, which is exclusive to this variant, while the tyres are upgraded from Pirelli’s MT 60 RS to sportier Diablo Rosso III rubber - 120/70 front and 180/55 rear.
These elements aside, the Urban Motard is unchanged from other members of the Scrambler 800 family, so it’s powered by an 803cc desmodromic L-twin producing 53.6kW at 8250rpm and 66.2Nm at 5750rpm. This package remains outside of LAMS eligibility.
This air-cooled engine is matched to a six-speed transmission with the same gear ratios as other Scrambler 800 variants, as well as the same slipper clutch.
Suspension on the Scrambler Urban Motard consists of a 41mm Kayaba USD fork and pre-load adjustable monoshock rear, while braking is made up of a single 330mm front disc with a 4-piston caliper and a 245mm rear disc with single-piston caliper. Cornering ABS is standard.
As with other Scrambler variants, the Urban Motard features an LED DRL in the headlight, LED tail light, LED indicators and LCD instrumentation. Underseat storage with a USB socket is standard, while the available Ducati Multimedia System allows a smartphone to be connected to the bike via Bluetooth.
Fuel capacity is 13.5 litres, wet weight is 196kg and seat height is 805mm.
Due for Australian release in Q2, 2022, list pricing for the Scrambler Urban Motard is $17,200 ($18,900 ride away), which is $2,410 above the entry-level Scrambler Icon Dark
For more details and to confirm pricing on both upcoming Scrambler model variants, as well as the current range, see your Ducati dealer.