Triumph Speed Twin v/s Ducati Scrambler 1100: Which is better?
Triumph Motorcycles has unveiled its flagship retro offering, Speed Twin 1200 in India. The motorcycle has a 1,200cc, parallel-twin engine and is loaded with electronic riding aids. It goes up against the Ducati Scrambler 1100, which is a neo-retro offering from the Italian bikemaker and is praised for its accessible power and dynamic handling. But which one offers the most value-for-money proposition?
Why does this story matter?
Both Triumph Motorcycles and Ducati have a rich heritage of building bikes capable of tackling roads as well as racetracks. While the Italian marque has a racing pedigree in form of multiple victories in MotoGP and Formula TT championships, the British bikemaker is currently an engine supplier for the FIM Moto2 world championship.
Ducati Scrambler offers a more modern design language
Triumph Speed Twin has a retro-inspired look and features a 14.5-liter fuel tank, a round LED headlamp, dual stainless steel exhausts, a wide handlebar, sleek LED taillamp, semi-digital instrument cluster, and 17-inch cast aluminium alloy wheels. Ducati Scrambler 1100 is a neo-retro offering with a 15-liter fuel tank, circular headlight with DRL, side-mounted dual exhaust, single-piece seat, fully-digital instrument console, and 17-inch alloy wheels.
Triumph Speed Twin gets a more powerful engine
The Speed Twin 1200 is backed by a 1,200cc, liquid-cooled, parallel-twin engine that churns out a maximum power of 98.6hp at 7,250rpm and a peak torque of 112Nm at 4,250rpm. The Scrambler 1100 is available with a 1,079cc, Desmodromic L-twin engine that develops 85hp of maximum power at 7,500rpm and 88Nm of peak torque at 4,750rpm. Both motorcycles are paired with a 6-speed gearbox.
The bikes are equipped with disc brakes and dual-channel ABS
For rider's safety, both the Speed Twin 1200 and Scrambler 1100 are equipped with disc brakes on both the wheels, along with dual-channel ABS, traction control, ride-by-wire throttle, and riding modes. Suspension duties on both motorcycles are handled by Marzocchi inverted forks on the front. On the rear, the former gets preload-adjustable twin shock absorbers, while the latter has a Kayaba mono-shock unit.
Triumph Speed Twin 1200 v/s Ducati Scrambler 1100
In India, Triumph Speed Twin 1200 starts at Rs. 11.09 lakh, while the Ducati Scrambler 1100 begins at Rs. 11.95 lakh (all prices, ex-showroom). Our vote goes in favor of the Speed Twin 1200, as it offers a more powerful engine, relaxed riding ergonomics, and plenty of new-age electronic riding aids. It is also much cheaper that the Ducati Scrambler 1100.Share this timeline