Desert Sled – Fun Everywhere

The Scrambler Desert Sled is by no means a full on Enduro but it truly does have real off road capability. The front forks are 46mm long travel fully adjustable upside down forks. The rear shock is Kayaba unit with adjustment for both rebound and pre-load.

Not only have Ducati upgraded the suspension of the Desert Sled they have also reinforced the frame and the swing arm to cope with the huge forces of off road riding.

This, the latest model has along with some new styling gets a more comfortable seat. A new dash that includes a gear indicator and is Ducati Multimedia System ready. The ABS system has been upgraded to the Bosch Cornering ABS system, the clutch is now lighter thanks to a change to hydraulics as opposed to cable and the indicators are now LED.

Wheels and tyres are also different from standard models with a 19” gold front spoked wheel and 17” spoked rear fitted with the latest Pirelli Scorpion Rally STR tyres that give outstanding grip on a huge range of surfaces.

Body work has been beefed up also with alloy bash guard to help protect the sump, a head light grill as well as alloy braced handle bars. The Scrambler Desert Sled is fitted with a unique ribbed seat to give the rider total control in all conditions.

There’s high front and rear extended mud guards to finish off the rugged off road look whilst also protecting the rider from flying debris. All in all Ducati have produced a most versatile variation of the Scrambler in the Desert Sled. Bigger bike, huge presence.

The Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled is available in White.

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Engine

The Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled mounts the EURO 4-compliant, twin-cylinder 803 cm3 air and oil-cooled engine taken from the Icon. Together with the new homologation comes a new throttle control and an all-new engine calibration that has made power delivery even smoother, especially at the bottom end of the rev range.

Equipped with a 6-speed gearbox, the twin-cylinder Desmodue engine on the Scrambler has been designed to favour smooth running and fluid acceleration throughout the rev range, delivering 75 hp at 8,250 rpm and a torque of 68 Nm at 5,750 rpm. Designed to be simple and accessible, just like the Ducati Scrambler itself, it also features 12,000 km (7,500 miles) maintenance intervals.

Brakes

The Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled mounts a Brembo braking system featuring a Bosch cornering ABS system with pressure sensor. Combining maximum stopping performance with minimalist styling, the front wheel has a single 330 mm disc (a good 5 mm thick) and a 4-piston Brembo M4.32B monobloc caliper with radial attachment. This decision to mount a powerful single-disc front braking system was taken to leave a clear view on the right side of the wheel. At the back, instead, a 245 mm disc is gripped by a caliper with a 32 mm diameter piston.

Equipment

o Desmodue twin-cylinder 803cc engine, with black finish EURO 4-compliant
o Exhaust with dual tail pipe and black covers
o Reinforced off-road frame
o New aluminium swingarm
o Spoked wheels, 19″ at the front and 17″ at the rear, with Pirelli SCORPION™ RALLY STR tyres, 120/70 R19 M/C 60V M+S TL at the front and 170/60 R 17 M/C 72V M+S TL at the rear
o Dedicated seat with a height of 860 mm (Low seat -20mm available as an accessory)
o Tapered handlebars with reinforcement strut
o Adjustable Kayaba upside down fork with 200 mm of travel
o Adjustable Kayaba rear shock absorber with separate gas cartridge
o Steel teardrop fuel tank with interchangeable side panels
o Front headlight with type-approved mesh guard
o High front mudguard
o Extended rear mudguard
o High number plate holder

Overview

Explore the #Joyvolution!

Classic in spirit, modern in execution.

Not only have Ducati upgraded the suspension of the Desert Sled they have also reinforced the frame and the swing arm to cope with the huge forces of off road riding. This new facelift model has along with some new styling an improved riding position as well as a more comfortable seat. A new dash that includes a gear indicator and is Ducati Multimedia System ready. The ABS system has been upgraded to the Bosch Cornering ABS system, the clutch is now lighter thanks to a change to hydraulics as opposed to cable and the indicators are now LED.

Concept

Even more off-road

Even more Scrambler.

Making its way out of the roughest roads of California and New Mexico, the new Scrambler Desert Sled is designed for those who love the unconventional streets and the less traveled paths. This essential and yet grand version of Scrambler offers a unique mix of off-road spirit and lifestyle values. This, the latest model has along with some new styling gets a more comfortable seat. A new dash that includes a gear indicator and is Ducati Multimedia System ready. The ABS system has been upgraded to the Bosch Cornering ABS system, the clutch is now lighter thanks to a change to hydraulics as opposed to cable and the indicators are now LED.

Design

Modern and Classy

Carrying modern technology wrapped in classic styling

Wheels and tyres are also different from standard model with a 19” gold front spoked wheel and 17” spoked rear fitted with the latest Pirelli Scorpion Rally STR tyres that give outstanding grip on a huge range of surfaces. Body work has been beefed up also with alloy bash guard to help protect the sump, a head light grill as well as alloy braced handle bars. The Scrambler Desert Sled is fitted with a unique ribbed seat to give the rider total control in all conditions.

Engine

803cc Desmo power

73 hp and 63Nm of torque. Simple.

The air cooled, single overhead cam l-twin engine provides the essential components of a true Ducati experience at an accessible and fun level. Powerful and torquey engine is perfect for newcomers and experienced riders alike. Just enough to have fun on and linear and predictable for new riders.

Specification

Specification

General

Instruments LCD instrumentation with interchangeable surround
Warranty 2 years unlimited mileage
Service Interval 12 months or 7500 miles
Valve Clearance 7500 mls for valves, 15,000 or 5 years for belts

Chassis

Frame Tubular steel Trellis frame
Wheelbase 1505 mm
Rake 24°
Trail 112 mm
Front Suspension 46mm fully adjustable usd forks
Front Wheel 19"
Front Wheel Travel 200 mm
Front Brake 330 mm disc, radial 4-piston calliper with ABS as standard equipment
Front Tyre 120/70 R19
Rear Suspension Kayaba rear shock, pre-load and rebound adjustable. Aluminium double-sided swingarm
Rear Wheel 17"
Rear Wheel Travel 200 mm
Rear Brake 245 mm disc, 1-piston floating calliper with ABS as standard equipment
Rear Tyre 170/60 R17
Fuel Capacity 13.5 litres
Dry Weight 191 kg
Wet Weight 207 kg
Seat Height 860 mm
Max Height 1.213 mm
Max Length 940 mm

Engine

Type L-Twin, Desmodromic distribution, 2 valves per cylinder, air cooled
Displacement 803
Bore And Stroke 88 x 66 mm
Compression Ratio 11:1
Power 54 kW (73 hp) @ 8,250 rpm
Torque 67 Nm (49 lb-ft) @ 5,750 rpm
Fuel Delivery Electronic fuel injection, 50 mm throttle body
Exhaust 2-1
Emissions Euro 4
Gearbox 6 speed
Ratio 1=32/13 2=30/18 3=28/21 4=26/23 5=22/22 6=24/26
Primary Drive Ratio 1.85:1
Final Drive Chain
Clutch APTC wet multiplate with mechanical control

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