Hi all I have been discussing this subject elsewhere and due to being in lockdown I’ve had time to check out this forum over the dreaded Ducati scrambler 1100 front cylinder issues. I have owned the scrambler 1100 since the middle of 2018 and after a few months of ownership it developed a knock from the base of the front cylinder and it was definitely piston slap. So I took it straight back to Ducati dealer and they didn’t take any persuasion to get it sorted saying Ducati recognise it as a problem an they will order new parts confirming it’s some issue with the cylinder and piston. So they fixed the problem and delivered my bike back and also showed me the old cylinder and piston, both were scratched down the walls and explained that the new piston had an inserted Teflon plate on a section of the piston side wall. Anyway the engine sounded spot on up until a few weeks ago when I started it and ran it for a few minutes to get the engine warm and noticed I tapping from the front cylinder. Oh no not again, but then when I listened closely it sounded more top end noise so I’m hoping desmo is just noisy which I’m told is normal. Ducati definitely have a problem with these engines ( not bikes) as from my experience with my 1100 it’s fantastic and a sports bike muncher especially on the twisties. A question; has anyone got the 2019 and have there been same issues?