2020 Ducati Scrambler 1100 Pro And Sport Pro First Look

The Italians’ popular Scrambler 1100 range gets two new models for 2020.

Just announced: The 2020 Ducati Scrambler Sport Pro joins the Scrambler 1100 series this year.
Just announced: The 2020 Ducati Scrambler Sport Pro joins the Scrambler 1100 series this year.Ducati

The naked bike category must be doing gangbuster business because Ducati has just nearly doubled its Scrambler 1100 range. The Italians have announced the new Ducati Scrambler 1100 Pro and Ducati Scrambler 1100 Sport Pro will be joining their popular Scrambler platform for 2020. From what we can see, the main features setting these new models apart from the existing 1100 Sport, the 1100 Special, and base 1100 models are splashier, revamped graphics, a new exhaust, and a chopped rear fender.

The easiest way to distinguish the new models from each other? One’s black, the other’s white. (Scrambler 1100 Pro on the left, Scrambler 1100 Sport Pro on the right.)
The easiest way to distinguish the new models from each other? One’s black, the other’s white. (Scrambler 1100 Pro on the left, Scrambler 1100 Sport Pro on the right.)Ducati

Otherwise it’s more of the same, with both carrying a peppy, air-cooled, 1,079cc L-twin engine stuffed inside that trademark steel trellis frame and topped with a 15-liter steel tank. Another hallmark is the framed headlight with a black metal “X” incorporated inside, which makes these Scramblers instantly recognizable even while parked with the lights off. The Scrambler 1100 Pro gets a new two-tone Ocean Drive color scheme (mostly white-ish), contrasted with a black frame and rear subframe; the aluminum covers also get dabbed with a dark hue. Even though Ducati says it’s new, the Pro’s single right-side pipe is the same configuration as the other 1100s, though the revamped seat and low-slung plate holder set it apart and give it a more purposeful and compact look.

The Sport Pro is the more premium of the two, sporting Öhlins suspension, a new dual tail pipe, and a darker graphic treatment.
The Sport Pro is the more premium of the two, sporting Öhlins suspension, a new dual tail pipe, and a darker graphic treatment.Ducati

As you might’ve already guessed, the Sport Pro is the sportier of the two, even though it carries some of the same styling details. The overall matte black color scheme is stealthier though, and it’s complemented by side panels rocking a painted 1100 logo with bold “1100” graphics adorning the tank. The Sport also gains a new, narrower, and low-slung handlebar with café racer-style mirrors, up-spec Öhlins suspension, and a new right-side dual tail pipe to more readily distinguish it from the standard Pro.

Although both models sport chopped rear fenders and revamped seating, the Sport 1100 Pro’s stacked exhaust is an easy identifier.
Although both models sport chopped rear fenders and revamped seating, the Sport 1100 Pro’s stacked exhaust is an easy identifier.Ducati

Both of the new 1100 Scramblers are packed with Ducati’s latest generation of electronics, which includes Ducati Traction Control (DTC), ABS Cornering, and three standard riding modes (Active, Journey, and City) to help less experienced riders find the right balance for their riding style. Ducati Scrambler 1100 Pro and Sport Pro will be available from the end of March 2020 though exact dates vary by country. MSRP for the 1100 Pro is $13,495 US, with the Sport Pro going for $15,495 ($400 more than the existing Sport model).

The new Scrambler 1100 Pro (left) has taller handlebars and standard-issue mirrors. Both models should be available sometime in March of 2020.
The new Scrambler 1100 Pro (left) has taller handlebars and standard-issue mirrors. Both models should be available sometime in March of 2020.Ducati
Two-up on the new Scrambler 1100 Sport Pro.
Two-up on the new Scrambler 1100 Sport Pro.Ducati