Hailing out of the state of Michigan is the company known as Ducati Detroit, which is the 2013 spawn of its parent company, Ducati, During a time of the early 1900s when the world became fascinated with the invention of radiotelegraphy, Italy’s Adriano Cavalieri Ducati and his brothers, Bruno and Marcello, patented a short-wave transmitter where they could connect with the United States of America. On July 4, 1926, the Societa Scientifica Radio Brevetti Ducati was born whose large manufacturing plant was targeted and destroyed in 1944 when the Allied Forces were fully engaged in World War II. One would think this would have ended Ducati’s productivity, but this setback merely caused the three brothers and their company to reinvent themselves. Rising from the rubble, they begin venturing into the territory of manufacturing motorcycles as demand for this type of vehicular travel became a focus among the people throughout Europe, including the homeland of the Ducati Brothers’ Italy.
The 1960s saw an explosion of theatric creativity that literally took the world by storm. Along the way, Ducati not only kept pace to keep up with the ever-changing demands of society from a consumer’s point of view but also exceeded expectations that made their brands a favorite choice by Hollywood to be featured in some of their films. This ultimately led them to become recognized as a company that successfully made the art of motorcycle design become more than just another vehicle sitting on two wheels. Compared to most other highly acclaimed motorcycle manufacturing companies, Ducati’s models are among the most frequently shown bikes on both the little screen and big screen. Movies such as The Italian Job, Freaky Friday, The Matrix Reloaded, and Venom is just a few blockbusters where the captive audience can see a Ducati motorcycle in action. From 2002 until 2012, the Ducati 1098 models were shown from time to time on CSI: Miami, as well as on Hawaii Five-O from 2010 until 2020.
The 2022 Ducati Scrambler 1100 Tribute Pro
The highly anticipated 2022 Ducati Scrambler 1100 Tribute Pro represents a new chapter to celebrate fifty years’ worth of heritage after first introducing the model to consumers around the world. In 1971, the company introduced an air-cooled, twin-cylinder engine on what was their newest motorcycle design at the time. Ducati was also paying tribute to the Borgo Panigale company who chose the livery color of “Giallo Orca” for the 450 Desmo Mono and the 750 Sport, which both came out in 1972. The 1100 Tribute Pro is also paying tribute to Franco Uncini of the Spaggiari Team, who started using the 750 Supersport in 1975. Motorcycle fans who know something about the motorcycle history of Ducati during this era will recall their amazing accomplishments that were displayed. In addition to the bright yellow color and retro decal that made Ducati stand out is also featured on this 2022 tribute edition. There are also black spoked rims that add a highlight to the bike’s two tires that seem to add even more character to what has become an iconic classic in the world of motorcycles. The chassis of this bike features a 1,079 cc engine that delivers 86 horsepower at 7,500 revs per minute and a torque value of 66.5 pounds-per-foot at 4,750 rpm. It also has three riding modes, each with its own power mode, as well as various levels of the trademarked Ducati Traction Control (DTC). As today’s technology allows the headlights of the 2022 Ducati Scrambler 1100 Tribute to feature an LED light guide, that makes it more recognizable and visible during any given time of day. Adding to the retro style appearance are also the brown leather seats, and rounded mirrors.
2022 Ducati Scrambler 1100 Tribute Pro’s Basic Breakdown
- Type – L-twin
- Displacement – 1079 cc
- Bore x Stroke – 3.9 x 2.8 inches (98 x 71 millimeters)
- Maximum Power – 86 horsepower @ 7500 rpm
- Maximum Torque – 65 ft-lbs @ 4750 rpm
- Compression Ratio – 11:1
- Valve Train – Desmodromic, 2 vpc
- Fuel – Ride by Wire EFI with 2.2-inch (55-millimeter_ throttle body
- Cooling – Air
- Transmission – 6-speed with straight cut gears
- Clutch – Web multi-plate with assist and slipper function
- Final Drive – Chain
Frame – Tubular Steel Trellis with aluminum rear sub-frame
- Front Suspension – Travel – Adjustable Marzocchi 1.8-inch (45-millimeter) inverted fork; 5.9 inches (14.9 centimeters)
- Rear Suspension – Travel – Link assisted rebound-damping and spring-preload adjustable shock; 5.9 inches (14.9 centimeters)
- Wheels – Wire-Spoke with aluminum rims
- Front Wheel Diameter Measurement – 18 x 3.5 inches (457.2 x 8.9 centimeters)
- Rear Wheel Diameter Measurement – 17 x 5.5 inches 431.8 x 13.9 centimeters)
- Front Tire Specs – 120/80 x 18
- Rear Tire Specs – 180/55 x 17
- Front Brakes – 12.6-inch (320-millimeter) semi-floating discs with Brembo 4.32 4-piston calipers
- Rear Brake – 9.65-inch (245-millimeter) with floating single-piston caliper
- Automatic Braking System (ABS) – Bosch Cornering ABS
- Dimensions and Capacities
Wheelbase – 59.6 inches (151.4 centimeters)
- Rake – 24.5 degrees
- Trail – 4.4 inches (11.2 centimeters)
- Seat Height – 31.9 inches (81 centimeters)
- Fuel Capacity – 4 gallons (15 liters)
- Fuel Economy – 45 miles per gallon (72.4 kilometers)
- Curb Weight – 464 pounds (210 kilograms)
- Color – Giallo Orca yellow
Estimated Time of Arrival
Ducati has announced its plan to release the 2022 Scrambler 1100 Tribute Pro to its European market as of December 2021, starting at the base price of 14,490 EURO. It is then expected to hit American and Canadian dealerships as early as March 2022. Reservations for this motorcycle can be made with a deposit. In US dollars, the starting price of this particular model is $13,995.
Reviewing the 2022 Ducati Scrambler 100 Tribute Pro and Scrambler urban Motard)
Coming from a YouTube video review from Visordown Motorcycle Videos, which feature both of Ducati’s 1100 models are briefly shown to show their similarities, plus their differences. While the 2022 Ducati Scrambler 1100 Tribute Pro is meant to appeal to motorcycle fans of 1971 450 Desmo Mono and the 750 Sport, the 2022 Scrambler Urban Motard is designed for both the younger audience and fans of a more modernized look and feel to one of the highest favored motorcycles ever to come from Ducati’s production garage.