2018 Ducati Scrambler 1100 to Debut at Art of Speed

  • The Ducati Scrambler 1100 was first unveiled at EICMA 2017.

  • Next Bike will unveil it to the Malaysian public at Art of Speed 2018 this weekend.

  • The Scrambler 1100 range is set to bring more riders into the “Land of Joy”.

Ever since the 2018 Ducati Scrambler 1100 was unveiled to the public during EICMA 2017, Malaysian enthusiasts have been anticipating its arrival at our shores. (Please click on the link below to check out our report.) The good news is Next Bike Sdn. Bhd., the sole distributor of Ducati motorcycles in Malaysia will unveil both the Scrambler 1100 Special and 1100 Sport variants at the Art of Speed (AOS) 2018 exposition on 28th July.

2018 Ducati Scrambler 1100 – The most powerful Ducati Scrambler yet

The Scrambler 1100 will expand the Scrambler’s “Land of Joy” range and it set to increase the ranks of Scrambler fans throughout Malaysia.

Ducati Scrambler 1100 Special

Powering the bike is a 1079cc, air-cooled, Desmodromic, 4-valve, L-Twin (90o V-Twin) which produces 86 bhp @ 7500 RPM and 88 Nm @ 4750 RPM. That’s not all as the new models receive electronic rider assistance such as ride modes with 3 settings, Ducati Traction Control (DTC) and Bosch’s latest Cornering ABS.

The 3 ride modes are ACTIVE which offers full engine power and limited traction control (akin to SPORT mode), JOURNEY which offers full power and appropriate power delivery (akin to TOURING mode), and CITY which limits power to 74 bhp and provides the smoothest power delivery (much like URBAN or RAIN mode).

As for rolling stock, all three models (“basic”, Special and Sport) are equipped with Brembo 4.32 Monobloc 4-piston calipers, and adjustable suspension, although the basic model and Special shares ø45mm fully adjustable USD Marzocchi forks and Kayaba monoshock. The Sport, on the other hand, features ø45mm fully adjustable USD Öhlins forks and Öhlins monoshock. Additionally, both the “basic” and Sport share the same 10-spoke 17” allow rims, while the Special uses 17” spoked aluminium wheels.

Other details have also been updates to distinguish the 1100 from the 821cc and 400cc models. The headlamp now features a prominent “X” and a new LCD instrument cluster. Although the 1100 is air-cooled, there are aluminium “radiator” shrouds behind the forks.

However, the most distinguishing styling feature has to be the dual high-mounted exhaust silencers which the Italian manufacture says will produce the “pure Ducati V-Twin” exhaust note.

Next Bike is confident that the Ducati Scrambler 1100 Special and Scrambler 1100 Sport will steal the show from the many new bikes set to be launched during AOS, so be sure to visit the show this weekend.

Art of Speed 2018 will be held on 28th to 29th July 2018 at MAEPS Mardi, Serdang. Please refer to the map below.


Wahid's lust for motorcycles was spurred on by his late-Dad's love for his Lambretta on which he courted, married his mother, and took baby Wahid riding on it. He has since worked in the motorcycle and automotive industry for many years, before taking up riding courses and testing many, many motorcycles since becoming a motojournalist. Wahid likes to see things differently. What can you say about a guy who sees a road safety message in AC/DC's "Highway to Hell."

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