ducati Scrambler Desert Sled

//RRP £9,650

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Directly from the desert and mountains of California comes the Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled: a new version that draws its inspiration from the off-road bikes that, back in the '60s and '70s, made US motorcycling history.

Desert Sleds were American-born bikes that appeared in South-West California and in Mexico's Baja California in the '60s and '70s. These were road bikes with engine displacements of over 500 cm3, stripped of any non-essential accessories, fitted with off-road tyres, wheels and spokes and given modified suspension systems and engine skid plates. In fact, it's the engine skid plate - indispensable in shielding the bike from rocks, stones and the unforgiving desert terrain - that gave the Desert Sled its name.

Over the years these bikes became a motorcycle category in their own right: until their arrival, no comparable style had ever been seen.

The Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled faithfully revives that spirit - but without abandoning the unique Scrambler lifestyle values - and extends the new Bologna-built brand into the "easy off-road" sector. Thanks to the modified frame and suspension, the spoked wheels (19" at the front) and ground-breaking lines, this bike is simply perfect for those who want to be able to get off the asphalt and take a less-beaten track. The off-road capability of the Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled is also evident in the type-approved headlight mesh guard, the high mudguards (specially designed for this version) and, of course, the engine skid plate.

Thanks to a higher seat (a 20 mm lower one is available as an optional), suspension with extended travel (now 200 mm) and off-road style footpegs with removable rubber pads, this Scrambler is also characterised by a new riding position. The passenger pegs - separated from the rider's - are removable.

The Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled inherits its logo from the Urban Enduro and is a natural evolution of the latter towards a more off-road style.

 

Engine Type

L-Twin, Desmodromic distribution, 2 valves per cylinder, air cooled

Displacement CC

803.0

Bore X Stroke

88 mm x 66 mm

Compression Ratio

11:1

Max Power Output

55 kW (75 hp) @ 8,250 rpm

Max Torque

68 Nm (50 lb-ft) @ 5,750 rpm

Fuel Tank Capacity

13.5 L

Transmission Type

6 speed

Dimensions LxWxH

2200 mm x 940 mm x 1213 mm

Wheelbase

1505 mm

Seat Height

860 mm

Kerb Weight

207 kg

Tyre Size Front

Pirelli SCORPION™ RALLY STR 120/70 R19

Tyre Size Rear

Pirelli SCORPION™ RALLY STR 170/60 R17

Brakes Type Front

330 mm disc, radial 4-piston calliper with ABS as standard equipment

Brakes Type Rear

245 mm disc, 1-piston floating calliper with ABS as standard equipment

Pricing Information

Ducati prices do not include first registration fee or road fund license.