Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled
Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled, a dual-sport motorcycle is mainly focused for off-roading. But, with the equipped components like minimalistic bodywork, 19-inch front and 17-inch rear spoke wheels, Pirelli Scorpion Rally tyres and the upswept exhaust, the motorcycle is pushing forward the versatile and practical approach of a scrambler. Altogether, the prominent 803cc air-cooled L-twin engine, along with adjustable front forks fitment that offers 7.9-inch travel suspension, makes the Desert Sled dominating onto the rough and uneven road conditions.
Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled Full Specifications
|Engine Type||L-Twin, Desmodromic Distribution|
|Valves Per Cylinder||Two|
|Maximum Power||75 BHP @ 8,250 RPM|
|Maximum Torque||68 NM @ 5,750 RPM|
|Starter System||Self Start|
|Ignition||Electronic Fuel Injection, 50 mm Throttle Body|
|Cooling System||Air Cooling|
|Clutch||APTC Wet Multiplate with Mechanical Control|
CHASSIS AND SUSPENSION
|Chassis Type||Tubular Steel Trellis Frame|
|Front Suspension||46mm Fully Adjustable USD Forks|
|Rear Suspension||Kayaba rear shock, pre-load and rebound adjustable. Aluminium double-sided swingarm|
|Front Brake||330mm Disc, Radial 4-piston Calliper with ABS|
|Rear Brake||245 mm Disc, 1-piston Floating Calliper with ABS|
TYRES AND WHEELS
|Front Tyre Size||STR 120/70 R19|
|Rear Tyre Size||STR 170/60 R17|
|Wheel Size (inches)||19|
|Tyres Types||Pirelli SCORPIONTM Rally|
|Wheel Type||Spoked Auminium|
DIMENSIONS & WEIGHT
|Ground Clearance (mm)||207|
FUEL ECONOMY AND CAPACITY
|Fuel Tank Capacity (litres)||13.5|
|Fuel Consumption City (kmpl)||15.00|
|Fuel Consumption Highway (kmpl)||20.00|
SAGMart Reviews on Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled
The Desert Sled is the stripped down version of the Scrambler with bare bones, knobby tyres and beef up suspension as well. Back in the '60s, young, carefree riders in America used to transform their bikes in order to take on the treacherous desert passages. In the Scramblers and the Desert Sleds, there is only one difference that the Desert Sleds are meant for hard-core off-roading. Particularly to traverse the Deserts of California and the Baja peninsula.
- Lean and Mean
- High Set Front Mudguard
- Headlamp with Mesh Cover
- Thick 46mm Front USD forks
- Taller Stance
- switchable ABS
- USB charging point
- Ride By Wire
- Traction Control
- Riding Modes
Power and Mileage:
The Scrambler Desert Sled shares the powertrain from the regular Scrambler. The 803cc L-twin motor is capable of churning out the peak power of 72 bhp at 8,250 rpm and the vertex torque of 67 Nm of peak torque at a low 5,750 rpm. The grunt at the low and mid-rev range is a lot that makes the ride easier not only in the city but also on uneven terrain. The power delivery is smooth as the throttle pull, one would not witness the jerky throttle response at all.
Riding and Handling:
The Scrambler Desert Sled is based on the updated chassis for increased stiffness and the swingarm is also a stronger unit than the regular Scramblers. The suspension setup contributes with 46 mm USD forks upfront and an off-set Kayaba monoshock at the rear. The travel distance for both the unit is 200mm thought the bike rides on dual-purpose Pirelli Scorpion Rally STR tyres. The mentioned rubber is wrapped up on 19-inch spoked wheel at the front and a 17-inch unit at the rear.
As far as safety concerned on the Scrambler Desert Sled, the motorcycle is blessed with long travel suspension, knobby tyres and disc brake setup at both wheels along with switchable ABS which offer better grip and control on the bike on any surface especially off the roads.
Priced at INR 9.32 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) the Desert Sled could be a bit expensive offering for many but its well-worth with good looks and ability to roam on Road or no road. The only downside noted is the heat dissipation from the engine when riding in traffic. It could be considered as a cross-country tourer but on tough terrain, it can take a head to head competition with the best adventure bikes available.