Motorcycling in India is getting a lot of traction of late. While many youngsters are buying and participating in motorcycling events more than ever. Even the movie stars have caught up with the trend, and many Bollywood actors regularly go for the motorcycling rides. Shahid Kapoor, who is a known motorcycle aficionado for a long time has bought a brand-new Ducati Scrambler 1100.
The Ducati Scrambler 1100 was launched last year in India priced at Rs. 10.91 lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi. The Scrambler 1100 is available in three variants in India. There is a base version Scrambler 1100, Scrambler 1100 Special, and Scrambler 1100 Sport. The one that Shahid Kapoor bought is the Scrambler 1100 Special, which gets spoked rims. The variant is priced at Rs. 11.12 lakhs.
The special edition gets brushed aluminium parts that look extremely good with the moody blue-grey colour of the bike. The highlights are on the radiator shroud, mudguards and the swing arm. The bike also gets glitzy chrome highlight on the header. It also features a retro-looking brown seat. With the added features, the bike is priced Rs. 20,000 more than the base variant of the bike.
The Ducati Scrambler 1100 owned by Shahid is an all-new model that was launched last year in the market. The bike gets an all-new chassis and new electronic riding aids. It also gets ride-by-wire with three riding modes – Active, Journey and City. The bike gets a 1,079cc, liquid-cooled, L-Twin engine that churns out a maximum power of 85 Bhp at 7,600 rpm and 88 Nm of peak torque at 4,750 rpm. The Active and Journey version produce a maximum of 85 Bhp; the City mode produces a maximum of 75 Bhp. The throttle response also changes during various modes and the City mode has the smoothest power output. The bike gets a 6-speed transmission.
The Scrambler 1100 gets a four-level traction control system, which can be adjusted for various situations. It also gets Bosch cornering ABS with big piston brake pads, adjustable clutch and brake levers. The levers can be adapted for stiffness and travel, giving the perfect setting for the rider.
The Ducati Scrambler 1100 looks extremely good and has the iconic design. It looks twin under-seat exhausts with revised ergonomics. The bike gets a new-age instrument cluster which is inspired by the old bikes of the 1970s. The Scrambler 1100 steel-trellis frame with a double-sided aluminium swingarm. The Ducati Scrambler 1100 takes on the Suzuki GSX-S1000 and the Triumph Street Triple.
Shahid Kapoor was seen riding the bike on the streets with a full face bandana to hide his identity. He also posed with his daughter with the bike. Shahid Kapoor also owns a Harley-Davidson Fatboy, which he rides around a lot. Shahid also owns vehicles like Mercedes-Benz S-Class and previously owned a Jaguar XK-R too. Shahid has also been spotted riding various motorcycles including Royal Enfield Classic 500 too.